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Walden Cross Country offers private ski lessons for children and adults. These lessons are suitable for beginners, intermediate or even advanced skiers who want to improve their technique. It’s a great opportunity to learn how to skate as well.

Please arrange your session directly with one of our qualified instructors. Their information is listed below in no particular order (they're all awesome!)

Trail Passes and equipment rentals are not included in the individual and group rates. Payment can be made at the chalet prior to your lesson.


Members: $40, Non-Members: $45

One Hour Lesson


Members: $25 per participant, Non-Members: +$5 each

One Hour Lesson


$100, Additional Children: +$10

One Hour Lesson, Rentals + Trail Passes


Megan Richardson

Megan has been skiing for over 10 years and is the current Youth Programs Coordinator at WCC. She is a former member of the Walden Cross Country race team. Megan is comfortable in both Classic and Skate skiing techniques. She can offer lessons in both English and French. Megan also enjoys working with families.

Mani Cuza

I am 19 years old and have been skiing for almost 17 years. I started with the jackrabbit program and track attack, then raced all through high school. This will be my second year doing private lessons at Walden and my third overall. I like teaching people of all ages and abilities, but I really enjoy introducing the sport to young kids.

Kendyn Mashinter

Are you looking to improve your ski technique in classic or skate? Perhaps you would like to become a better racer? Need a few tips and some time to ask questions in a friendly, supportive one-on-one setting? I would be happy to work with you. I have a strong passion for nordic skiing and running. I’m currently a member of the Ontario Ski Team and race for Walden on the O-cup circuit. For the past two years, my LoEllen Park high school Senior Boys team has been very successful at the provincial level, winning back-to-back gold medals at OFSAA. I am available this season and willing to help skiers of all ability levels. Whether you are just beginning and new to the sport, or you want to explore the more advanced techniques and/or skills required for racing, I’m happy to assist you in meeting your goals. We can work on race specifics and speed, or I can teach you the basic technique in either skate or classic. Please text me for more information and specific details.