The Missoula Nordic Club has provided both classic and skate skiing clinics free to all club members since 2009. Clinics are lead by volunteer instructors and typically last 60-90 minutes. We try to keep group sizes small to ensure that each participant is able to receive individual feedback.

All clinics for the 2018-2019 ski season are full. More clinics may be added this year pending instructor availability and snow conditions. Please stay tuned to this webpage for updates.

For more information, scroll to bottom to view FAQ.

Missoula Nordic Clinics FAQ

How do I sign up?
Click here to register. Registration is first come first serve. You will receive an e-mail confirming your registration.

Where are clinics held?
Clinics are typically held on the groomed ski trails at Lubrecht Experimental Forest, conditions permitting. Meet at the trailhead sign in the parking lot. 

What is the difference between a beginner and an intermediate clinic? 
Beginner clinics are for individuals who have never skied before, have performed the specific ski technique (skating or classic skiing) less than 10 times, or feel that they would like more instruction on the basics. 

Intermediate clinics are for those who are able to perform the specific technique (skating or classic skiing) continuously for 10km, and are looking to improve efficiency and form. For advanced skate clinics often focus on the difference between V2 and V1-alternate polling, and when each should be used. 

What if I need to cancel?
We understand that emergencies and illness can arise suddenly. Please plan your schedule accordingly and cancel at least 48 hours in advance if your plans change. This will allow us to let individuals in from the wait list with sufficient notification. To cancel your registration, please e-mail Kellie at

What will I need?
You will need to bring your own ski equipment to the clinics. For more information on where to rent skis, please see below. Because the clinics are do not involve continuous skiing we recommend that you wear 1-2 extra layers to the clinic. Bringing water or sports drink is also recommended. Return to FAQ.

Are Private Lessons Available? 
As an all-volunteer club, Missoula Nordic Ski Club is not able to provide private lessons. Please contact a commercial vendor. 

Where can I rent skis?
The following stores/organizations have rental skis available. Please call in advance to ensure the correct size equipment will be available to you.

Classic and skate skis available
221 E. Front St., Missoula
Phone: 406-543-6966

Open Road Bicycles and Nordic
Classic and skate skis available
517 Orange St, Missoula
Phone: 406-549-2453

Rocky Mountain Adventure Gear
Classic and skate skis available
Bison & Bear Mall on Hwy 83, Seeley Lake
Phone: 406-677-8300

Valley Bicycles and Ski
Classic and skate skis available
219 S 1st St, Hamilton
Phone: 406-363-4428

University of Montana Campus Recreation
Classic skis only. Valid UM Griz Card required for rental.
UM Campus, in the northeast corner of the Fitness and Recreation Center (FRC), next to Washington-Grizzly Stadium
Phone: 406-243-5172

Have more questions about clinics? Contact Kellie at