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TAMARACK GLIDERS & AVALANCHE PROGRAMS

Girl cross-country skiing

Youth Training Programs

Unfortunately we will not be able to offer our Youth Training Programs this season. Please check out our Customizable Training Package for lesson opportunities.

Our popular Gliders and Avalanche Programs will be offered in a “pod” format this season to ensure kids have as much fun as possible while staying safe. Pods must have 6 kids (7-14 years old) with similar skiing abilities.

Gliders

Gliders

Ages 7–10

Offering fun on snow combined with skill building and kilometer skiing. Pods will be kept at a maximum of 6 kids + 1 parent volunteer per session.   

Unfortunately we will not be offering programming for children under the age of 7. We do plan on bringing these programs back in the future.

Note that start times may be adjusted to help spread young athletes out. Thank you for your patience.

20/21 Dates

Tuesday Classes  |  2:15-3:45PM

  • January 19, 26
  • February 2, 9, 16
  • March 2, 9, 16

Thursday Classes  |  2:15-3:45PM

  • January 21, 28
  • February 4, 11, 18
  • March 4, 11, 18

Friday Classes  |  2:15-3:45PM

  • January 22, 29
  • February 5, 12, 19
  • March 5, 12, 19

Sunday Classes  |  2-3:30PM

  • January 24, 31
  • February 7, 21, 28  
  • March 7, 14, 21

Schedule subject to change due to weather and/or instructor availability.

Cost | $109

Trail pass included each class day. Call 760.934.2442 for special season pass and day ticket pricing for students.

Dates & Price
Avalanche Gliders

Avalanche Gliders

Ages 11–14

Pre-teens who have graduated from the Gliders program and love the joy of cross-country skiing will enjoy this program as they socialize with others their age, improve their health and continue to enjoy skiing in the great outdoors. 

20/21 Dates

Sunday Classes  |  1:15–3:15PM

  • January 24, 31
  • February 7, 21, 28  
  • March 7, 14, 21

Schedule subject to change due to weather and/or instructor availability.

Cost | $139

Trail pass included each class day. Call 760.934.2442 for special season pass and day ticket pricing for students.

Avalanche Registration

Dates & Price
Special Rates for Parents & Students

Special Rates for Parents & Students

We encourage parents to come out and ski with the kids, especially the younger ones. To help with this, we offer parents discounted trail passes and rentals on class days, or a free trail pass and rentals if assisting with the class. Students qualify for special rates on non-class days.

Class Days

Parents assisting with the ski class get a free trail pass and rentals for the class. A discounted package is offered to parents who want to ski, but are not assisting with the class.

Non-Class Days

Glider students are welcome to arrive early/stay late on class days to ski longer at no additional charge. Glider students are encouraged to ski on non-class days with special student rates on trail passes and rentals. Parents pay regular rates on non-class days.

Call 760.934.2442 For More Information

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What to Wear/Bring

The clothing worn for cross-country skiing is different than for alpine skiing. Cross-country skiing is an aerobic sport and it is possible to become quite warm while exercising on snow. Multiple-layered clothing is preferable to a single heavy snowsuit. Recommended clothing includes:

  • Face covering/mask.
  • Fleece jackets, nylon windbreakers and pants.
  • Wicking-type long underwear.
  • Hats, mittens or warm gloves and sunglasses or goggles area a must.
  • Don't forget sunscreen!


Cross-country skiing is fun in all kinds of weather, but a session may get cancelled in a severe storm – please call for notice of cancellation.


Tamarack Cross-Country Ski Center – 760.934.2442 

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