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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.

Dean Waddell

Dean has been skiing for 37 years and is 1 of the Track Attack coaches. He is a former Laurentian Nordic Racer and is a former Head Coach of Laurentian Nordic and the Varsity Ski Team. Dean is comfortable teaching both classic and skate at any level, and can offer race advice, technique critique or just help you on your first ski. Dean is lightly bilingual in French and enjoys working with any and all ages.