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Grand Mesa Gliders Youth program 2013-2014

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
GMNC’s cross country ski program for children ages 4-8. We recommend that all children use waxless classic ski equipment. The emphasis in this program is having fun on skis, playing games, and socializing with other children while developing basic skills in the classic technique. Children will be grouped by age and/or ability level. If children do not have their own equipment, low cost ski rentals are available through Skis for Kids.

Gliders Nordic Program
The Grand Mesa Gliders program is for youth from 9 to 16 years old. 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 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 race, tour, train, play games, do drills, and learn how to ski or improve their skiing. All first year and beginning Gliders will be on classic skis only. Intermediate/Advanced skiers will need classic and skate skis. Children may rent classic waxless skis through Skis for Kids. For intermediate and advanced skiers, limited skate ski rentals and/or waxable combi skies are available for rent (first come/first served).

Gliders Race Program:Children interested in racing will be required to attend Fall Camp and additional technique practices with coaches. Please see Annie Murphy if interested.

Gliders Fall Camp is just around the corner!  And this year, we’ve added sessions for ADULTS!

Kids’ Fall Camp:
Saturday, November 23, 2013
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 with shoe size, height and weight by FRIDAY, Nov 23, to reserve equipment.

Adult Fall Camp Sessions:
Saturday, November 23, 2013
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 to resister/reserve your spot

Registration form – FALL CAMP 2013

Little Gliders, ages 4-8
Saturdays in January (Jan. 5th* – 25th and Saturday Feb. 1st)
11:00-12:00 at Skyway
$40.00 ($5.00 discount for GMNC members)
Ski rental available from Skis for Kids for $10.00

* Sunday session


Gliders, ages 9-16
Saturdays in January (Jan 5th* – 25th and Feb. 1st)
10:30-12:00 at Skyway
$50.00 ($5.00 discount for GMNC members)
Skate ski rental available from Gliders for $10.00

* Sunday session


Gliders Race and Game Day, Saturday, February 2nd at 11:00am.
Private lessons or coaching also available.

To register, e-mail Annie at or call her at 623-4424

All lessons are held at Skyway.

Registration form – Gliders 2013


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 for race schedule and training schedule.