Teaching Cross-Country Skiing

Complete cross-country ski guide teaching tool for a lifelong activity!


Teach any of 30 detailed lesson plans and 115 unique games and activities to keep your students engaged and progressing from beginner to advanced levels. Each lesson aligns with SHAPE America National Standards for Physical Education. 

Full Skiing Resource

Whether you are an experienced skiing teacher or are new to the sport, this book has everything you need to provide a fun, successful learning experience for children and young adults. The book contains all the foundational information you need to begin your unit, as well as teaching aids, 115 games and activities, and 30 detailed lesson plans that align with National Association for Sport and Physical Education standards.

Each of those 30 plans incorporate different activities and games to keep students engaged in their learning. Distances gradually increase to match the increasing skill of skiers and to challenge their muscular and cardiorespiratory capacities. Lessons start indoors, then move outdoors to the snow.


This book features 7 chapters across 3 parts that give a complete outline of the most important knowledge and skills for cross country skiing:

  • Basic Skills Index
    • Lesson Finder
    • Games and Activities Index
    • Preface
  • Part I Learning About Cross-Country Skiing
    • Chapter 1 An Introduction to Cross-Country Skiing
    • Chapter 2 Getting Ready to Ski
  • Part II Teaching Cross-Country Skiing
    • Chapter 3 Basic Cross-Country Skiing Skills
    • Chapter 4 Lessons
    • Chapter 5 Games and Activities
  • Part III Teaching Aids
    • Chapter 6 Assessments
    • Chapter 7 Reproducibles
  • Glossary
  • References
  • About the Authors

Book is 256 pages.

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