Grand Mesa Gliders Youth Program 2015-2016

  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.

2016 Schedule

Saturdays in January (Jan. 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th and Saturday, Feb. 6th)

11:00-12:00 at Skyway

Fee: $40.00 for GMNC members, $55 for non-members

Ski rental available from Skis for Kids for $12.00

To register, complete the 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.

2016 Schedule

Saturdays in January (Jan. 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th and Saturday, Feb. 6th)

10:30-12:00 at Skyway

Fee: $50.00 for GMNC Members, $65 for non-members

Skate ski rental available for Gliders for $12.00

Download Registration Form Here


Gliders Race and Game Day

Saturday, February 6th at 11:00 am!


All events are held on the Grand Mesa at the

Skyway Trail System on Colorado Highway 65.

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

Upcoming Events

  1. Women’s Ski Clinic Series

    February 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  2. Women’s Ski Clinic Series

    February 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  3. 2nd Annual Grand Mesa Nordic Loppet

    February 27 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  4. Barnelopet: Free Lessons & Races for Kids!

    March 5 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  5. GMNC Board of Directors Meeting

    March 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Enroll in these rewards programs by clicking on link! GMNC will receive a portion of sales on qualified products you purchase.