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The Foundations course will take our students though all basics of skiing (classic or skate), including downhill confidence (how to fall in a safe manner, if you have to, how not to fall on downhills, how to turn, navigate beginner and intermediate ski terrain, how to ski uphill and traverse the flats as gracefully as possible). This course is suited best for anyone who is just taking up cross-country skiing, or who has skied all their life but never had any formal instruction.


We guarantee that you will learn LOTS, even if you have skied for decades, and are self-taught. If you want to discuss course suitability, please email Dasha at or even better- please give her a call at (403) 679-1699.

Foundations lessons are a 4-lesson series, offered once per week, with a back up lesson on a 5th week, in case if we have to cancel one of the lessons due to very cold weather (below -18C incl. windchill), or lack of good snow.

  1. Best skier-to-coach ratio among adult ski programs in Calgary, allowing for highly individualized approach

  2. Post-course summary of learnings and personalized improvement advice emailed to you

  3. Weekly emails

  4. Complimentary skis waxing clinic (date TBD)

  5. Regular coach feedback on your progress

  6. Technique analysis. Expect to work on your technique at every session.

  7. Program includes: Skiing at Confederation Golf Course 1 night / week, for 4 weeks of learning + 1 extra day as a weather back- up.

If 4-week Foundations course is not for you, perhaps you might want to consider a private lesson.

To book a private ski lesson, please email to let Eric know what days and times you are available (provide 2-3 options please). Lessons are offered in Calgary (Confederation Golf Course), or elsewhere, snow-depending. Rates for a 1hr15min lesson:

$90 / lesson for a 1-on-1

$100 / lesson for 2 skiers to 1 coach

$110 / lesson for 3 skiers to 1 coach

Please email with your inquiry for larger groups.


The same thing that has always been great about Spacedogs - the people. Yes, the training is top notch, but you get more out of it because you truly enjoy the people who are doing the training along with you. You are just more likely to come out to train and to push yourself if you believe in a supporting community around you.


Excellent and attentive coaching. Organized and well communicated weekly workouts.

Nice variety of workouts. Great community.