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Trail Kids 10-Week Classic + Skate Ski Program

Tue January 2 - Thu March 14 Minneapolis, MN 55422 US


10-Week Classic + Skate Ski Program

6:00PM CST - 7:30PM CDT
Open to ages 7 - 13.


The 10-Week Classic + Skate Ski Program meets twice a week for ten weeks, focusing on both classic and skate ski technique (classic and skate equipment needed to participate in these sessions). Beginner participants must attend one of our 3-week Beginner Clinics before they register for a 5 or 10-week Winter Ski Programs, or have equivalent skill and experience. Novice to advanced skiers are split into ability and age-specific coaching groups, so that each participant is challenged appropriately. Trail Kids sessions include technique drills, relays, games on skis, distance adventure skiing, and preparation for upcoming race events. The main focuses are developing skills, having fun, and falling in love with a lifetime sport! For more information, view the Trail Kids Nordic Program Preseason Virtual Presentation.

  • Dates: January 2 – March 14th, 2024 (no practice Feb. 15th and Feb. 22nd)
  • Days/Time: Tuesdays/Thursdays 6PM – 7:30PM
  • Where: The Trailhead (meet at team flags east of the Trailhead)
  • Registration Fee: $460
  • Type of instruction: Skate and Classic technique
  • Equipment needed: Skate skis and poles (nose height) & Classic skis (skin skis or kickwax skis) and poles (shoulder height). Combi boots can be used for both techniques.


Registration Information

For answers to frequently asked questions, please visit our Registration FAQ page.


Ski Ability Level Registration Guide

In order to place youth in the appropriate classic and skate ability groups we need your help during registration. Youth will be placed into ability groups and will be assessed by coaches the first week of session. Please refer to the Nordic Ski Ability Level Registration Guide when registering your child.


Scholarships, Sibling Discounts and Friend Requests

Sibling Discount: For those families who have three or more kids in the program we will given a 15% discount code. Please email for more information.

Scholarships: Need-based registration partial scholarships are available. For information about Trail Kids Program scholarships email

Friend Requests: For safety and equity reasons, Trail Kids does not offer friend requests as part of registration. 


Adventure Race Series

The Trail Kids Super Ski Race Series is part of the Loppet Foundation’s Trail Kids year-round programming. The race series is included in the program registration fee for programs at Theo Wirth location only.

Winter Program Equipment Guide

For more information on ski equipment, clothing, and a beginner guide to both glide and kick waxing tips click here: Nordic Ski Equipment and Program Guide

Registration FAQs

Training & Technique Resources

Check out this page for resources on skiing training and technique.



1221 Theodore Wirth Parkway
Minneapolis, MN US 55422

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