Grand Mesa Gliders Youth Program 2014-2015

Gliders

 

Grand Mesa Gliders Youth Programs are dedicated to instructing kids in the various disciplines of Nordic skiing and backcountry safety as well as fostering a life-long enjoyment of skiing. The Gliders’ mission is to make Nordic skiing available to ALL and FUN!

Little Gliders Program

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

2015 Schedule

Saturdays in January (Jan. 10th, 17th, 25th*, 31st and Saturday, Feb. 7th)
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

To register, complete the Gliders Registration form below.

Gliders Nordic Program

The Gliders Nordic Program is for youth ages 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 as well as skate skiing skills. 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 wax-less). Intermediate and advanced skiers may rent skate skis through GMNC’s Skis for Kids program at a low-cost.

2015 Schedule

Saturdays in January (Jan. 10th, 17th, 25th*, 31st and Saturday, Feb. 7th)
10:30-12:00 at Skyway
$50.00 ($5.00 discount for GMNC members)
Skate ski rental available for Gliders for $10.00
*Sunday session

To register, complete the Gliders Registration form below.

FALL GLIDERS CAMP

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Kids – get a jump-start on skiing this winter! The Grand Mesa Gliders cross-country ski program is hosting a fall ski camp on November 23rd!

All children ages 9 and older are welcome for the entire camp and younger children ages 5-8 are invited to attend the morning session. Participants will be grouped by age and/or ability level.

Schedule

  • 10:30am – Meet your group and get your skis on.
  • 11:00am – Group ski instruction
  • 12:00pm – Lunch outside or in the hut (Bring your own!)
  • 1:00pm – Ski games in larger groups
  • 2:00pm – Dismissal

Location: Skyway Trail System located on Highway 65 on the Grand Mesa.
Fee: $10.00 for morning session only; $15.00 full camp.

Wax-less skis are available to rent through GMNC’s Skis for Kids program for additional charge of $5.00 and can be requested on the registration form. Rentals must be requested by November 14th.

NOTE: There will be a limited number of season rentals offered ONLY at fall camp for Gliders participants for $50. Contact Skis for Kids to determine availability, asevans54@gmail.com.

FALL GLIDERS CAMP 2014 Registration

View our skier ability profiles

Gliders Race and Game Day, Saturday, February 7th at 11:00 am!

Questions?  E-mail Annie at gmgliders@gmail.com or call 970-623-4424.

Upcoming Events

  1. Grand Mesa Gliders Fall Camp

    November 23 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
  2. GMNC Adult Fall Ski Clinics

    November 23 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
  3. WinterStart

    December 7 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
  4. Colorado Gives Day- Give Where You Live!

    December 9
  5. Colorado Mesa Sprints

    January 3, 2015

Capital Equipment Reserve Fund Campaign Progress

  • Our Goal of $230k by January 1, 2018 100%
  • $25k set aside by GMNC in fall 2014 11%
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