Adult Development

Adult Development (AD)

Do you cross-country ski regularly and would like to fine-tune your technique and fitness? Maybe you’ve completed an ENSC Adult Lessons or two, and now feel you want more. Adult Development (AD) will help you develop both classic and skate technique while enhancing endurance, speed, balance, and strength. Increase your fitness level and technique during dryland training in the fall and then continue to improve by applying your developing skills on snow in the winter. Skiers have the opportunity to participate in local races and loppets, and Alberta Cup races if desired. Certified, committed coaches are present at every session to help you improve your technique and performance.


  • Adults who have basic skate and classic skiing proficiency.
  • Adults need to have a basic level of aerobic fitness.


September 5, 2017 –March 24, 2018

  • Tuesdays 6:30-8:00 pm
  • Saturdays 9-11 am, following November 11, 2017 practice will move to 10am-12pm

Please note: sessions are run at the same time as other ENSC training groups for the convenience of families.


  • Training sessions based on an Annual Training Plan (ATP)
  • General weekly and daily training plans
  • Coached training sessions
  • Coach support at key events
  • Ski Camp during Christmas Break
  • ENSC Warm-up Jacket and toque J


  • $385   1 x week for biathletes only
  • $752   2 x week
  • Plus ENSC Club Membership (Click HERE for link to Membership benefits)
  • Optional: $150 for *NEW* ENSC Warm-Up jacket and toque


NOTE: The following are NOT included

  • Wax fees for racing are NOT included in registration fees and calculated and charged separately should you want ENSC to wax your skis.
  • The ENSC Lake Louise Camp will be held November 10-12, 2017. The camp is not included in registration and ENSC will NOT have pre-booked rooms for participants. You will be responsible for finding your own accommodations with HI-Hostel Lake Louise or nearby hotels.


  • Dryland locations will vary: Hawrelak Park, Goldbar, Edmonton Ski Club
  • On-snow @ Goldbar and occasionally at other venues in the Capital Region. We can now expect a longer snow season with snowmaking capabilities at Goldbar!

*Last minute changes to locations and training plans can occur due to weather. Please keep up to date with training information on TEAM SNAP.


  • Boots: combi or combination (skate and classic) boots are acceptable
  • Skis: 1 pair of classic skis, 1 pair of skate skis.
  • Poles: 1 pair of classic length poles, 1 pair of skate length poles
  • Ski striding poles for dryland training (7-10 cm shorter than your classic poles)
  • Basic Wax Kit. Click HERE for the content of the Basic Wax Kit
  • “Rock” skis are recommended for early and late season training.