Strider Gliders

This fun after-school 8 week cross country ski skills program is a fantastic way to introduce your child to the sport of cross country skiing. The program includes season equipment rental, unlimited skiing and group instruction.

Program Details and Registration (Registration now live, see below)

Skiers attend once a week for 8 weeks. The program begins January 2nd and ends March 6th, 2017. If a group misses a day due to inclement weather, we will try to provide one makeup day. We will continue the program during TTUSD snow days unless the weather is not suitable for skiing. We will decide by 1pm that day if we will go ahead with class. This is a snow or no snow program, and there is no guarantee of number of skiable days that will take place in the program. We strive to provide healthy physical activity regardless of the conditions.

The cost of the program is $95. Children must be 4 years of age by January 1st, 2017 to participate in this coming season's program. This program has over 250 participants each season. We will do our best to schedule your child on a day that works for you. This program is supported by over 60 incredible volunteer instructors each season who give their time each week to help enrich the lives of the children in our community.

Skiers are placed by ability level and their skiing ability may not necessarily be aligned with their grade level. If you have a student new to cross country skiing and is in 2nd grade or above please contact Tim Hauserman at to determine your child's ski group.

Preschool Friday or Tuesday
Kinder Monday or Thursday
1st Grade Monday or Tuesday
Beginner Green Skate Skiing Monday, Wednesday or Friday
Intermediate Blue Skating Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday
Intermediate Violet Skating Monday or Thursday
Advanced Red Skating Wednesday or Thursday 3:45-5pm
Biathlon Friday 3:45-5pm

Throughout this coming season your child's instructor will continue to assess your child's development to determine the skill group that will be suitable for them the following season. Our primary goal for participants is that they experience the fun of cross country skiing!

  • Eight week program
  • Includes instruction and season long XC ski equipment for only $95
  • Program will commence January 2nd and finish March 6th, 2017
  • Meet weekly from 3:30-4:45pm at TahoeXC Ski Area in Tahoe City

To secure your child's spot in this season's program, you can complete your child's registration as follows:

  1. Visit our online registration site and register
    New registration site video tutorial
  2. Pick your preferred day based on the choices listed and make a note of which day you register.
  3. Attend one of the equipment issue days. Your child must be present to try on equipment.

Two Very Important Notes!
It takes many hours to organize the ski equipment that will be handed out to your child for this coming season. Please do your best to come to one of the two scheduled equipment issue days. We do not have the resources to issue equipment on an individual basis.

Sunday, November 6th: 4:30-6:00pm
Monday, November 7th: 4:00-6:00pm
(Please note: Your child must be present to try on equipment.)

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