Duluth cross-country ski instructor recommendations?

Following up on cork1′s comment regarding taking a couple of lessons on the post about cross-country ski trails for absolute beginners … I just moved here from a flatter, warmer state and I would love to have some ski lessons. I want to learn from someone who will be patient with my ignorance and  help me build my confidence with hills. Where do I find a good teacher?

6 Comments

Eric Chandler

about 8 months ago

This year's sessions are already past, but DXC gives technique tips if you're still in the market next year.

annefluke

about 8 months ago

DXC also puts on an annual event for new skiers, which is co-sponsored with Continental & Ski Hut, who provide the skis. I suggest contacting either ski shop and checking the Community Education calendar. By the way, I'm forwarding your post/request to the DXC Adult Education Coordinator. There is a lot of demand for beginner-to-intermediate ski instruction!

heysme

about 8 months ago

Snowflake Call (218) 726-1550 or call George (218) 310 2517

annefluke

about 8 months ago

Also Day Tripper of Duluth offers lessons, as well as ski tours (they've instructed ski lessons for DXC, and I've heard positive reports from skiers.

cork1

about 8 months ago

DXC is a good option. You could think outside the box and contact Chad Salmela at St. Scholastica and see if he had any skiers that might be good instructors.

spy1

about 8 months ago

I think Chad breathlessly yelling out instruction would be good teaching. His "fumes" phrase alone has me going an extra few K each time out.

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