Grand Mesa Gliders is dedicated to instructing youth in the various disciplines of cross country skiing and back-country safety and fostering the life-long enjoyment of cross country skiing.
Members of the Gliders are youth in Mesa, Montrose, and Delta Counties, Colorado. The Gliders’ mission includes making the sport of cross country skiing available to all……and FUN!
Little Gliders Program
Cross country ski program for children ages 5-8. All children will be on waxless classic ski equipment. The program is designed for any level skier in this age category. The emphasis in this program is having fun on skis, playing games, socializing with other children, and developing basic skills in the classic technique. If children do not have their own ski equipment, low cost ski rentals are available through Skis for Kids.
Gliders Nordic Program
Gliders’ nordic program is for youth ages 9-16 years old. We meet on Saturday mornings. The program is designed for any level skier – from young skiers who want to learn how to cross country ski to skiers who have the basic fundamentals and want to improve or even get ready for racing. Beginners will learn the classic skiing technique. Intermediate and advanced skiers will practice basic cross country ski skills, including VI, VII, VII alternate, and classic skiing. Getting out on skis and having a good time will be the emphasis for all groups. Gliders will tour, train, play games, perform drills, race, and improve. All skiers are required to have their own classic equipment (either waxable or waxless). Intermediate and advanced skiers may rent skate skis through the Gliders at a low cost.
FALL GLIDERS CAMP FOR BOTH KIDS AND ADULTS, Saturday, December 1, 2012:
Gliders Fall Camp is just around the corner! And this year, we’ve added sessions for ADULTS!
Kids’ Fall Camp:
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Lessons from 11:00-12:00 and 1:00-2:00.
Lunch from 12:00-1:00. (bring your lunch) Both sessions for ages 8-18; ages 5-7 select morning or afternoon session
$10.00 for both sessions
Kids’ rentals available for the camp for $1.00. Please email email@example.com with shoe size, height and weight by FRIDAY, Nov 23, to reserve equipment.
Adult Fall Camp Sessions:
Saturday, December 1, 2012
90 minute morning and afternoon sessions with skilled Nordic instructors
10:30 to 12:00 (Classic) & 1:00 to 2:30 (Skate)
Cost: $25 each or $40.00 for both. $5.00 discount for GMNC members
email firstname.lastname@example.org to resister/reserve your spot
Little Gliders, ages 5-8
Saturdays in January (Jan. 5th – 26th)
11:00-12:00 at Skyway
$40.00 ($5.00 discount for GMNC members)
Ski rental available from Skis for Kids for $5.00
Gliders, ages 9-16
Saturdays in January (Jan 5th – 26th)
10:30-12:00 at Skyway
$50.00 ($5.00 discount for GMNC members)
Skate ski rental available from Gliders for $5.00
Gliders Race and Game Day, Saturday, February 2nd at 11:00am.
Private lessons or coaching also available.
To register, e-mail Annie at email@example.com or call her at 623-4424
All lessons are held at Skyway.
Gliders hats and jackets are available for purchase.
Hats – 10.00
Jackets – 50.00
Gliders race program
Interested skiers should contact the coach directly at firstname.lastname@example.org for race schedule and training schedule.