Ski School FAQ

For the 2020-2021 season all lessons will require an advanced reservation. Please call the lodge to reserve your lesson with a PSIA certified instructor.

Rikert Nordic Ski School – Opening the doors to Winter in Vermont – at your pace.


Whether you are looking to learn a new skill, feel more confident and comfortable on your skis, or perfecting your technique, our experienced staff is ready to help you achieve that goal. We offer Classic (diagonal stride) and Skate Skiing technique lessons to all ages, from the novice to experienced skier, looking to learn and improve.  

We teach Private and “Bring Your Own Group” (2+ people) lessons, with or without rentals and offer Kids Programs, and Elementary School Programs

Lesson Times:

  • Group Lessons meet daily at: 10:00am and 1:00pm.
  • Semi-Private and Private Lessons meet by appointment.  

The Nordic Ski School Programs

Package Lessons (1 hour)

Includes Trail Pass, Classic / Skate Ski Rentals and One hour of instruction.

Offered for beginner, intermediate and beyond

$54 Group / person

$64 Semi-Private / person

$75 Private (one on one)

3 Private Instructions for $195 (3 x 1 hour)

Each lesson includes: Equipment, Trail Pass and One hour of instruction.

Instruction Only (1 hour)

Purchase of Trail Pass is required

Group Instruction (up to 5 people):

$35 / person

Semi Private Instruction (2 people):

$45 / person

Private Instruction  (one on one): 


Mini Clinics (20 minute per session)

Offered at $20 per person or two people for $35

Classic or skate sessions to refresh & improve your skiing skills with a certified PSIA instructor. 

Additional Lesson Information

imageBeginner Lessons: Geared to the person who has never skied before, or has spent very little time skiing.  

Intermediate, Advanced and Specialty Lessons: Are geared to working on more specific techniques.

Private and Semi-Private Lessons: are a fabulous way to work on just your needs.  The instruction can be tailored to specific areas of focus (i.e. working on downhill techniques, step turning, V1, V2, V2 alternate, and so on …)

Why sign up for Nordic Ski Instruction? Is it for me?

Learning correct technique and gaining a better understanding of the fundamentals will greatly increase your enjoyment of the sport.  A good foundation and basic skills will allow you to feel confident in your ability to ski most anywhere.

It is easy to develop some bad habits and inefficient technique.  An instructor can set you on the right path and have you coming back for more.  You’ll learn to expend less energy and enjoy that effortless feeling of Nordic skiing (well, maybe it will take more than one lesson…) Learning good technique from the beginning means not having to spend time unlearning ingrained bad habits and poor technique.

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