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Cross Country Ski Lessons & Ski Lease Programs

X-C Ski LEASE Program Update 11.21.18

We are extending registration for the XC Ski Lease Program. As the "fitting nights" have come & gone, there will be required fields upon registration prompting folks for skier height and shoe size. The price is $65 again this year for the whole package: skis, boots and poles with a equipment bag.

On-line registration for this program is not an option [due to the forms and registration process], but if you want to get a jump on the paperwork, here are links to those documents:

OSI Ski Lease Agreement
YMCA Ski Lease Agreement

XC Ski Lease Program Flyer

The last day to register for the XC Ski Lease Agreement is 12/12/18. If you have any questions, please contact Whitney Condit at labillkochskiclub@gmail.com

X-C Ski Lessons

Cross Country SkiThe Y offers cross country ski lessons for kids ages 5 through the 8th grade. This program uses guiding principles from the Bill Koch League. BKL is an organization that teaches skiing technique while promoting fun and providing great memories for all participants. This program is run by parents, students, and experienced skiers from the greater L/A community and is endorsed and promoted by Lost Valley and the Y.

Give your child the opportunity to experience the winter adventures and fun of cross country skiing. REGISTER TODAY.

Current or past members or participants can register for lessons on-line.

WHEN: Sundays, January 6th to February 17th, 2019
TIME: 1:30-2:30pm [younger groups]; 1:30-3:00pm [older groups]
WHERE: 1465 perkins Ridge Road [Down the road from Wallingford's Fruit House]
WHO: Children ages 5-13. All levels & abilities welcome! Participants will be organized by age and skill level.
COST: Y Members: $45; Non-Members: $65.

This weekend is the ASA (Auburn Ski Association) annual Ski Swap at Auburn Middle School. 

The sale itself is on Sunday, Nov 11th from 9 - 2, but if you have any XC equipment you would like to sell (or any winter sports equipment) you can bring in on Saturday, Nov 10 between 1 - 4 pm.  On Sunday, there will be used and new XC equipment for sale.

X-C Ski Lease Program

We want skiing to be accessible for all children and their families. The Y has partnered with the Outdoor Sports Institute and Auburn Nordic Ski Association (ANSA) to provide an affordable way to stay active and enjoy the outdoors during the winter season. For $65, anyone 5 years of age through the 8th grade, will receive a full set of cross country ski equipment (skis, boots, poles, and equipment bag) for the entire season. Please be ready to provide your child's sizes upon registration.


We are going back to having Sizing Nights for those you are interested in leasing Nordic equipment from OSI (through the YMCA). 

On Tuesday, Nov 13 and Wednesday, Nov 14, from 4 -7 pm, we will be at the YMCA to help get measurements for skis, boots and poles for any skiers (up to 8th graders).  Bring your skier and plan on 30-45 minutes or so to get registered, pay and then take measurements. When you come in to the YMCA - 62 Turner Street, Auburn - you can start by registering and paying at the front desk, then come on up to be measured.  Anyone can lease equipment, regardless of whether or not they want to participate in BK lessons. The goal is to make it possible for any interested young skiers to have access to fun on skinny skis!  The price is $65 again this year for the whole package: skis, boots and poles with a equipment bag.  

If you are unable to make either of those dates (Nov 13 or 14), please contact Whitney Condit at labillkochskiclub@gmail.com and we'll see if other arrangements can be made.