Online Beginner Cross-Country Ski Course

Join us for this series of 3 virtual meetings to learn the basic techniques of cross-country skiing. This course is designed for beginners who have never taken a course. During these 3 evenings, we will present the following topics : how to ski on a flat surface, how to go uphill and downhill, how to get up if you fall down, what to wear, safety, taking care of your skis, where to rent skis, where to ski in Montreal, etc. Be prepared to participate actively both online and while trying out movements indoors! Each week, we’ll provide you with suggested activities to try on your own while skiing.

Where? Online via Teams. You don’t need a Teams account to participate. We will send a link and information at least one day prior to the course. Please keep an eye on your spam folders and contact us at if you don’t hear back. Please note that the course may be recorded and shared in part or in full. By registering for the course, you are giving your permission to appear in a publicly shared recording.

Schedule – Course in English: February 1, 8 and 15 from 7 – 8:30 pm. Please note that on February 8th and 15th, the course may finish earlier. We will also offer a course in French with different dates –

Regular cost: $15 to sign up for 3 outings, plus taxes and an annual $10 membership card to the Association récréative Milton-Parc. 

Reduced rate: If you are a low-income newcomer, the cost is $5. There will be the possibility for a certain number of first-time skiers who are low-income newcomers to borrow ski gear (there will be a refundable deposit to pay). To register for the course at the reduced rate and potentially borrow gear, please first fill out this online form as soon as possible (it’s first come, first served) –  and we will get back to you with next steps.

Registration: online via the Milton Park Recreation Association here (regular cost) –  If there is still space, we will accept registrations until 3 pm on January 29th. We accept credit cards and ‘e-cheques’ (


Please note that our affordable prices are possible thanks in large part to individual donations. If you are able to make a donation, it will be possible while registering, or else via

This activity is organised by the Intercultural Outdoor Recreation Program, presented by the Milton-Park Recreation Association and  the Maison de l’amitié, with the support of our donors. Thanks!