Make the most of
Programs for everyone
Our club offers programs for the whole family to enjoy during the winter season. All programs are based on Cross Country BC and the National Coaching Certification Programs skill development criteria. Qualified, certified coaches are available to keep you striding and gliding with ease.
Become a member of Toby Creek Nordic via Zone 4 and through the process you’ll be able to register for all programs.
If you require financial support to register your kids, check out:
And for our older Junior Development Program athletes who are now traveling to competitions across the province and country, financial assistance can be applied for here:
This parent and tot program is for 3-5 year olds. Kids are introduced to the sport through play-based activities. Emphasis is on basic skills including balance, movement on skis, as well as falling and getting back up again! This age is an excellent time to learn this fun sport. The Bunnies Program is specifically designed for this age group and emphasizes fun and balance.
This program is for 6-9 year olds. All kids of this age group are welcome including young skiers that have mastered the bunny program and those that are new to cross country skiing, and are eager to get skiing and have fun! Emphasis is on having fun while developing basic skills into refined technique. This group is divided into four levels which recognizes skill development and age appropriate learning.
This program is intended for young skiers aged 9 and older who have completed Jackrabbits or reached a comparable level of skiing. The program recognizes that the age window of 9 to 12 is one of the most important periods of physical motor skill development in children. Training is intended to encourage enjoyment of the sport while refining ski technique and improving overall physical condition.
This is an enhanced training program for those kids wishing to compete regionally and provincially. Kids involved with this program will be trained by our head coach, and will have opportunities to travel, train and race with other kids of their age and development level from across the region.
This Introductory ski program is for those who are relatively new to Nordic skiing, just getting backinto the sport after a period of time, or want to build up their confidence and technique before moving to an intermediate level. There is an emphasis on skills and technique for both classic and skate skiing such as safe downhill ski and uphill techniques, basic ski care and waxing. The coaches will help you build confidence so you can ski longer with less effort all while having a great time and meeting new ski buddies in the process!
These sessions are great for the intermediate skier that wants to fine tune their skiing to be more efficientand improve their confidence in tackling some of the more challenging trails around the valley. Come out, have some fun, and meet new ski buddies all at the same time!
This Masters program is for those who high intermediate to advanced skiers are looking to train and ski at a higher level. Whether your goal is to just ski at a higher level, compete successfully as adult masters skiers at local Loppets or looking at getting your CANSI certification. There is an emphasis on skills and technique for both Classic and Skate skiing. Principles of fitness for higher level Nordic skiing as well as ski selection, prep and waxing. There will also besome competitive strategy introduction for those preparing for their first Loppet race.
Elementary School Program
This unique Ski S’Kool program involves multi-day ski lessons to Grade 3 students in the school yards of elementary schools in the Columbia Valley.
The Ski S’Kool program is delivered by the TCNSC volunteers, coaches and athletes that accompany the equipment to schools and provide on-site facilitation and qualified ‘train the trainer’ coaching. This includes grooming and track setting in the school yards beforehand, helping kids get fitted with boots and skis, and providing stimulating lessons in a fun environment.
Through funding provided by the Columbia Valley Community Foundation, the TCNSC has purchased 25 sets of skis, boots and poles to facilitate the program. Ski S’Kool Programs are a great way to introduce cross-country skiing to children in elementary schools. The program helps kids have fun in the winter environment while teaching them cross country ski skills. Our lessons are designed to develop dynamic balance, co-ordination, and fitness in a fun and safe environment.