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Thanks to the Palmer Community Foundation we have a limited selection of rental skis, boots, and poles available to club members and people taking Adult or SKI101 lessons.

Adult lessons are open to members of the Mat-Su Ski Club. If you are not already, please become a member before registering for ski lessons. You must be logged into your Mat Su Ski Club account before making purchases.
We have a limited amount of adult skis, poles and boots for rent.  Our Adult Ski Rental Program is generously funded by a grant from the Palmer Community Foundation. If you have questions about adult ski rentals or adult ski lessons, please contact

2023 Adult Cross-Country Ski Lessons


Skiing Level Descriptions

FIRST-TIME SKIERS: Previous experience on skis is not required for our beginner classes.  However, if you have never been on Nordic skis and want to learn the fundamentals about the equipment and how to stay upright on skis before you shop or start skiing – we suggest you take our Ski101 class before your lesson. Look in the Ski101 tab on this page.  We have a very limited supply of skis for those that do not have their own equipment.

BEGINNER SKIERS: If you have been on Nordic skis, but are not entirely comfortable and need instruction on basic techniques, please select from the following options for classic (diagonal stride) and skate skiing classes. You may register for up to five classes in each technique and will be charged $15 for each class.

INTERMEDIATE SKIERS:  We are only offering intermediate classes in skate skiing.  If you are comfortable on skate skis but want to improve your technique or learn new skills, this class is for you.  You may register for up to five classes and will be charged $15 for each class.

Ski101 - first-time skiers read this

Folks who are new to Nordic skiing will benefit from a Ski101 class before on-snow lessons.

The Mat-Su Ski Club in cooperation with Backcountry Bike and Ski offers a Ski 101 class in December of each year.  The class covers equipment and basic skiing techniques in a classroom or virtual setting.  Pending conditions, we also hope to offer an on-snow lesson as part of the class.   The class is free and we hope to see you there! If you miss this class and have questions, feel free to reach out to us at  We are happy to help in any way we can.