Ski4Life is a ski training program for adults (18+) who are interested in improving their skiing and staying “fit for life”. The program has three objectives:

  1. increase physical fitness, strength and agility
  2. develop better technique in both classic and free (skate) skiing
  3. encourage adult skiers to use and enjoy Nakkertok’s facilities

The emphasis of the program is not on competition. If competition is your goal, XC Chelsea Masters is a more appropriate program. However, Ski4Life is also not for beginning skiers. If you do not have at least basic skills in both classic and skate technique, you should sign up for Nakkertok’s adult Learn-to-ski program. Ski4Life is best suited to novice intermediate skiers wishing to build upon existing skills in classic and skate skiing and increase their fitness and endurance.

The program consists of a dryland training component and an on-snow component. Participants have the option of joining both components or just one of the two.

Dryland training will focus on stretching, strength, agility, pole walking, hill bounding and running.

On-snow training will focus on improving ski technique through a combination of formal instruction and opportunities to get out and ski on Nakkertok’s fantastic trail network.

Social events will be planned occasionally depending on group interest.  

Program Fees

  • $130 for dryland and on-snow training
  • $80 for either dryland or on-snow only

Meet-Up Times and Locations

For 2018/19, two training-day options will be offered:

  • Tuesday evening (6:00-8:00 pm for dryland; 6:30-8:30 pm for on-snow)
  • Wednesday daytime (1:00-3:00 pm for both components)

A minimum of 10 participants is required for each day to run to the program. Training may take place at Mooney’s Bay, Nakkertok and the Gatineau Park.

The dryland component begins in mid-September and runs until the end of November. The on-snow component begins as soon as there is snow to ski on and runs until the week before Ontario March break.