Ongoing Programs at Rikert Nordic

 

Women’s Ski Clinic Series at Rikert Nordic Center Starts January 8th

Are you interested in learning more about cross country skiing? Are you a beginner or intermediate skier looking to improve your experience on snow? Then join NENSA Youth and Introductory Programs Director Abby Weissman for fun afternoons of skiing with new friends, picking up technique tips, and exploring the magical woodland trails at the Rikert Nordic Center. Each session will include a mini-technique lesson, individual attention, and plenty of time to just get out and SKI!

For full program details including a link to online registration click here.

 

 

MOM MONDAYS:  Monday Mornings are for Moms.  This program is designed for Moms who would like to get out and ski with their child in a pulk.  Our pulks, called KinderShuttle, made by Wilderness Engineering (www.wildernessengineering.com), allow families to recreate in the winter outdoors good, weather or bad!  The KinderShuttle was designed with the outdoors in mind.  Go in any weather. You don’t need a babysitter to get out!

At Rikert you can rent a pulk and skis if needed and meet-up with other Moms who want do the same and create your own fun group.   Ski for an hour or two.  Rikert’s trail system is designed so your group can easily loop back to the center.  After your ski, enjoy a warm cup of soup.  Skating or classical, all paces/speeds welcome.

  • Own your own pulk?  Purchase a trail pass and join our Mom’s ski group.
  • No child in tow?  Purchase a trail pass and join our Mom’s ski group, no child needed!
  • Dad with child in tow?  You’re welcome too!  We’re not gender exclusive.

Special Program Fee: $20 ($33.50 value), includes Adult Trail Pass, 2 hour pulk rental, bowl of soup. With a Rikert Nordic Center Season Pass, cost is $9.00.

Call for pulk availability:  802-443-2744.

 

TODDLER TUESDAYS:

Rikert’s Toddler program is designed to get you and your child outside – skiing separately.  OurToddler Tuesday program teaches your child, aged 3-5, to learn to ski in a supportive and fun environment with our Rikert instructors.  Fun is the name of the game.  If we aren’t skiing, we’ll sled or explore the woods.  While your child is in their ski lesson, the parent is free to ski.   1 hour

Toddler on skis

program will begin when conditions permit, 12:30—1:30pm, includes child ski lesson & rental, snack break (parent provided) and parent-only ski time.

Child Lesson & Rental: $25. ($41.50 value) - accompanying Adult skis free; with Adult  Rental: $35.

Call 802-443-2744 or email rikertnordiccenter@middlebury.edu to sign up.

 

SNOWFLAKES:

Our Saturday morning program for 3.5 -5 year olds will introduce them to skiing and fun. We will begin when the Bill Koch League begins their Saturday  program, meeting at 10:15 and finishing about 11:00. Our shop has some real ski boots beginning with size 26. For those who would prefer, we have a few new sets of over – snowboot skis and bindings, great for the younger ones who may prefer to stay in their cozy snowboots.

The cost is $15.00 per session.

Please call 802-443-2744 or email rikertnordiccenter@middlebury.edu

kid on skis

 

SNOW TRACKERS:

This new program for 6-13 year olds is geared to the beginning youth skier who may not feel comfortable in a large group of kids. We will be meeting Saturday afternoons and will learn to ski when conditions permit and the group can snowshoe as an alternative. Our goal is to be outside having fun in and out of the woods. Our Instructors are eager to hit the trails and show this group how much fun it can be.   Saturdays  1:30 – 2:45

The cost for each session is $20. ( includes rental, trail pass and instruction )

One Time Deal: Bring a Buddy  – $10.00