Cross Country Skiing

CROSS COUNTRY SKIING PROGRAMS

BUNNY RABBITS

Level Recommended Age RangeGeneral Level Description
Chipmunks4Beginner skier
Bunnies5-6Beginner skier working toward all skills in Bunnyrabbit booklet

SKI SKILLS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM 

Level Recommended Age RangeGeneral Level Description
Level 1- Jackrabbits7-10As per Jackrabbit booklet level 1 skills by end of season
Level 2- Jackrabbits7-10As per Jackrabbit booklet level 2 skills by end of season
Level 3- Jackrabbits7-10As per Jackrabbit booklet level 3 skills by end of season
Level 4- Jackrabbits7-10As per Jackrabbit booklet level 4 skills by end of season
Level 510-16Race Development: Mastered all level 4 Jackrabbit skills. Desire to train 5 months a year. Ski at least 2 regionals.

RACING DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

Level Recommended Age RangeGeneral Level Description
Level 610-17Desire to train 7 months a year, develop personal goals, ski regionals and a desire to ski O’Cup’s
Level 714-17Desire to train 11 months a year on a YTP, required to ski O’Cup’s, ability to set personal goals, 4 summer training camps included (travel costs for away camps and races are not included)

ADULT XC 

Level Recommended Age RangeGeneral Level Description
Open Level18+Skate technique focused workouts for skiers aspiring to get faster and potentially race

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GENERAL INFORMATION

Trail passes – valid only during the weekly sessions – are included in Bunnies Chipmunks and Level 1-5. Anyone registered in Level 6 or above (excluding Winter Adventure and Masters) MUST purchase a Highlands Nordic Seasons Pass. Masters and Winter Adventure must purchase day passes.

Note: Highlands Nordic is separate from the Highlands Trailblazers, although they work closely together. See here for more details.

For information on seasons passes, trail passes, seasonal leases, rentals and ProShop please visit www.highlandsnordic.ca

​SERVICE HOURS PROGRAM

Please review the details of the service hours program for parents and athletes.