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Adults Lessons

Discover the joy of cross-country skiing with our free lessons, available to all adults in the community. In collaboration with Marathon County, the Wausau Nordic Ski Club proudly provides a unique opportunity for adult learners. This comprehensive package includes complimentary ski equipment, trail passes, and expert lessons. Click the links below for more.


* Link active when sign up is available. Registrations open the Wednesday prior to each class.

Class Options & Information
2024 Lesson Breakdown
  • 5:45 PM – Skate Beginner

  • 6:00 PM – Classic Beginner I

  • 6:30 PM – Classic Beginner II

  • 6:45 PM – Classic Intermediate

  • 7:00 PM – Classic Beginner I

  • 7:00 PM – Skate Intermediate

What Class Should I Join?
  • Classic Beginner I – I’ve never skied before.

  • Classic Beginner II – I’ve skied a little, but not much.

  • Classic Intermediate – I’ve skied before but want to get better.

  • Skate Beginner – I want to learn how to skate ski.

  • Skate Intermediate – I’d like to get better at skate skiing.

What is Classic vs Skate?

When reviewing the class list, you will observe a distinction between classic and skating techniques, each employing distinct methods for propelling oneself forward with a kick and glide rhythm.


Many adults typically commence with a classic stride and may later explore skating, although the latter is not obligatory. Developing a proficient classic technique facilitates a smooth transition to skating when ready.


Individuals with prior experience on ice skates or roller blades may find mastering the skate technique relatively manageable. Classic skiing is also referred to as diagonal stride.


For a comprehensive explanation and demonstration of these techniques, watch this excellent video here

Can Children Participate?

No children are allowed at Adult Lessons. We offer a wide range of opportunities for children and youth starting with Snow Striders for K4-Grade 3.

Where Do I Go?

Classes take place at Nine Mile Forest Cross Country Ski area. There is a parking lot at the Nine Mile Chalet at 221700 Red Bud Road, Wausau, WI 54401

Club Membership & Costs

Club membership not required.   Information on becoming a member is available at the lessons.
Our program is proudly fueled by the dedication and passion of our volunteers. Donations are welcome. Your support sustains our mission and allows for future opportunities.

More Questions?

View our FAQ here.
For additional questions or to cancel, contact Rick Barnes

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