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Montana Nordic Ski Camp

Join Climate Ride for its newest learning adventure: Nordic Ski Training Camp. Spend four days skiing in beautiful Whitefish Montana. Skate ski, classic ski, and even have an option to downhill ski on our last day. Each day we’ll focus on learning skills and techniques, and then we’ll put them to the test on adventures that suit your ability and level. In typical Climate Ride fashion, we’ll support you to ski faster or further than you have before. Après ski doesn’t get any better than on a Climate Ride event surrounded by engaged people making a huge difference for our planet!

Accommodations
Lodge based
double occupancy
Group Size
18 spots
Fundraising Commitment
$2,200
Registration Fee: $150
Daily Mileage
Up to you! Ski 5k a day, or push it 25k!
Activities
Nordic skate or classic skiing, and downhill skiing

Winter can be long, but don’t let that stop you from getting outdoors! On Climate Ride’s newest adventure, you’ll spend four days immersed in a spectacular winter wonderland while Nordic skiing Climate Ride style. For beginners to even the most advanced skiers, our team of expert coaches will host training sessions throughout the day that will launch your love for “skinny skis.” Classic or skate skiing, we’re here to help you take it to the next level.

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The location of our Nordic ski camp is the beautiful Dog Creek Lodge situated just outside of Whitefish, Montana, where you’ll ski a variety of trails through the quiet scenery of the Crown of the Continent ecosystem. We’ll eat delicious and nutritious meals daily to keep our energy levels high for four days of skiing.

With our expert coaching and team building, this Climate Ride weekend will challenge, inspire, and surprise you as you ski and connect with kindred spirits dedicated to advancing sustainability. Climate Ride charitable events bring together bright minds, breathtaking locations, and an unforgettable combination of passion and purpose. Proceeds from this event will directly support Climate Ride’s beneficiary network. To learn what is included when you reach your fundraising commitment, please read more in the FAQ below.

If you’re ready to sign up and ski, click above to register! Due to lodging space at the Ranch, this event is double occupancy for hotel rooms, so please sign up with a friend or partner. Single rooms will be available, but very limited, for an additional cost of $450 for the week.

Eli Akira Kaufman
Green Fondo Southern California

What could be better than riding with a group of pragmatic idealists who give a damn about the climate crisis while enjoying the planet they are committed to preserving? Climate Ride is the definition of pedaling with purpose!

Anne Sauer
California Central Coast

After participating in seven Climate Ride events (eight if you count Climate Rise!) I continue to be impressed with the Climate Ride staff as well as the community of riders–I couldn’t ask to be part of a kinder, more thoughtful, and incredibly fun group of people, all brought together by our desire to combine our passions for cycling with making the world a better place.

Bill Soeltz
Green Fondo New York

I just participated in my first Climate Ride in Western New York. It certainly will not be my last! The event was very well organized. It was a wonderful group of people that care about one of the great challenges we face today, climate change. Even more important, it was group of people trying to address this problem by personally taking action to make change happen to better our world.

How much experience do I need to have?

We do recommend that you have had some experience on skis (be it downhill or nordic skiing). It’s very helpful to advance with your balancing skills. We will organize the morning training lessons based on ski level. Please reach out to us if you have questions about your experience and how we can best help you to achieve your goals!

Traveling to and from the event

Dog Creek Lodge is located about 20 miles north of Whitefish, MT. Parking is available at the lodge.

If arriving at Glacier Park Int’l Airport (FCA) in Kalispell, we’ll offer a shuttle to the ski camp at 1:30 PM on February 13th.

On February 16th, we’ll offer a shuttle to arrive at the airport around 12:00 PM for early afternoon flights. If you opt to downhill ski at the resort on the final day of the trip, we’ll arrange a shuttle to Whitefish after skiing. You will be responsible for your own transportation to the airport if you choose to stay past Feb. 15th.

Want to arrive early? There are plenty of accommodations in Whitefish. An easy choice is to stay at Grouse Mountain Lodge located on the nordic course in Whitefish, MT. They have an airport shuttle ($20) and free shuttles into town or to Whitefish Mountain Resort. It’s also less than one mile to walk to downtown Whitefish. We can come and pick you up on the way to Dog Creek on February 13.

What’s Included? (Accommodations and Meals)

We selected Dog Creek Lodge for its incredible access to trails, its comfortable accommodations, and its access to ski rentals.

What’s included with your fundraising minimum:

  • Three nights lodging at Dog Creek Lodge. Lodging costs included are for double occupancy. If you prefer a single room, it will cost you an additional fee of $450 for the trip, and single rooms are very limited and first come, first served.
  • All meals starting with dinner on day 1 through breakfast on day 4. We’ll also provide snacks and nutrition while skiing.
  • Expert Nordic ski coaching.
  • All Nordic ski passes.
  • Climate Ride schwag and the love of our Montana team!

What’s not included:

  • Ski rentals. Classic ski packages are $15 per day. If you’re interested in Skate Ski rentals, we can help arrange this. Costs vary but usually range about $25/day.
  • Alcoholic beverages.
  • Downhill ski lift tickets or rentals at Whitefish Mountain Resort on the last day.
What do I need to bring to the camp?

All participants need to have skate ski or classic equipment (or you can arrange rentals). You’ll need to pack for a high-intensity, winter workout. Our Ski Guide will include a detailed packing list. You’ll also want to be prepared for socializing outdoors, so bring your down jacket, warm gloves, and favorite beanie!

Fundraising Deadlines

Registering after the fundraising deadlines below? Don’t worry! Reach out to us and we can make sure you get up to speed on your fundraising or you can self-pledge.

$500 to be raised by:12/18/2023
$1,100 to be raised by:1/1/2024
$2,200 to be raised by:2/1/2024