Ski4Life is a training program for adults (18+) interested in improving their skiing and staying
“fit for life”.
The program has three objectives:
1. to increase participants’ physical fitness, strength. balance and agility
2. to help participants improve their technique in both classic and skate skiing
3. to encourage participants to use and enjoy Nakkertok’s facilities.
Ski4Life is intended for adults who already have at least basic skills in classic and/or skate skiing.
For new skiers looking for their first introduction to cross-country skiing, Nakkertok offers an
adult Learn-to-ski program.
Ski4Life offers basic, intermediate and (for an extra fee to cover the cost of paid coaches)
advanced training options. 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
In addition to receiving training from paid coaches, those registering for the advanced training
option will receive individualized trainings plans. Only skiers already having good knowledge
and abilities in all aspects of both skate and classic skiing and a reasonably high level of fitness
should sign up for the advanced option, which is intended to provide for technique mastery and
a more challenging level of fitness training during lessons.
Dryland training focuses on stretching, strength, agility/balance work, pole walking, hill
bounding and running. On-snow training focuses on improving ski technique and fitness
through a combination of formal instruction and opportunities to practice what is learned on
Nakkertok’s extensive trail network.
Social events (e.g., fondue/ski night) will be planned to offer participants the chance to gather
outside of the formal lessons.
For those interested in basic or intermediate training:
$140 for both dryland and on-snow training
$80 for dryland only
$90 for on-snow only.
For those interested in advanced training:
$310 for both dryland and on-snow training
$80 for dryland only
$230 for on-snow only.
Meet-Up Times and Locations
For 2019/20, three training-day options will be offered (participants chose one of the three):
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)
Thursday evening (6:00-8:00 pm for dryland; 6:30-8:30 pm for on-snow)
A minimum of 10 participants is required to the program for a given training day. For Tuesday
and Thursday sessions, program size will be capped at 30 participants. For the Wednesday
session, program size will be capped at 20 participants. Training for the Tuesday/Thursday
sessions will take place at Mooney’s Bay (dryland) and Nakkertok (on-snow). Training for the
Wednesday session will take place at Mooney’s Bay/Gatineau Park (dryland) and
Nakkertok/Gatineau Park (on-snow).
Dryland training will begin in the week of September 16 and will run until the week of
November 25 (11 sessions). On-snow training will begin in the week of January 6 and run until
the week of March 9 (10 sessions). Additional on-snow training may take place in December
depending on snow conditions and participant interest.