Strider Gliders is an 8-week, after-school program for children 4 to 11 years old. It’s activity-based, teaches ski and snow skills and is all about having fun!

Introduce your child to healthy physical activity with age-specific, group lessons.

  • Cost: $95 per child (includes 8 lessons & seasonal equipment rental)
  • Start Date: January 8, 2018
  • End Date: March 12, 2018
  • Ski weekly from 3:30-4:45pm at TXC
  • 200 young skiers participate each season
  • More than 50 volunteer instructors make this program affordable.

Cross-country skiing has taught my 4-year-old to balance on snow, and it’s making him a better downhill skier, too! - Nick Mitchell


  • Strider Gliders meets as scheduled; however, if a group misses a day due to inclement weather, we will try to provide one makeup day.
  • Children must be 4 years old by January 1st to participate.
  • Participants are placed in groups by ability level. Your child’s ability level may not align with his or her grade level.

How to Register

  • Visit our online registration site and register (New registration video tutorial).
  • Choose preferred day based on the choices listed below. Make a note of which day you register.
  • Attend equipment issue day. Please attend one of the two scheduled equipment issue days. We do not have the resources to issue equipment on an individual basis outside of these days and times. Your child must be present to try on equipment.


Participants are placed in groups by ability level. Your child’s skiing ability may not necessarily be aligned with his/her grade level. If you have a child new to cross-country skiing in the 2nd grade or above, please contact Tim Hauserman to determine his/her ski group. We will do our best to schedule your child on a day that works for you.

  • Preschool - Tuesday or Friday
  • Kinder - Monday or Wednesday
  • 1st Grade - Monday or Wednesday
  • Beginner Green Skate Skiing - Monday or Tuesday
  • Intermediate Blue Skating - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday
  • Intermediate Violet Skating - Monday or Thursday
  • Advanced Red Skating - Wednesday or Thursday
  • Biathlon* - Friday

*add-on, only available to Blue, Violet, or Red skiers

Equipment Issue Dates and Times

  • Sunday, December 3rd, 4:00-6:00pm at TXC
  • Tuesday, December 5th, 4:00-6:00pm at TXC