education, training, & community
bozeman, MT


2018-19 ProgramS

Summer Training Group (June 6-August 15)

Fall and/or Winter Training Group

Community Nordic Basic Team

Beginner Skate Skiing Course

Intermediate Skate Skiing Course

Sunday Clinics for Skate & Classic

Women's Clinic 


Summer Training Group: $200

Fall Training Group: $365

Winter Training Group  $490

Fall & Winter Training Group: $750

Community Nordic Basic Team  $100

Beginner Skate Course: $100

Intermediate Skate Course:  $145

Sunday Clinics $30 for each clinic (free for Community Nordic Basic members)

Women's Clinic: $40

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Note: In order to register for a BSF program, you must have a current BSF annual membership. Membership fees will be charged to your account during the registration process.
Note: In order to register for a BSF program, you must already have a current BSF annual membership. (These are two different checkout systems. Sorry for the inconvenience. It does keep our costs down.)


Programs are open to adults. Options for beginner and advanced skiers, and for both recreational and competitive skiers. COME SKI WITH US.



Adult Summer nordic program

June 6 - August 15, 2018

Wednesdays (choose from morning or evening session)

Morning session: 9-10:30 am

Evening session: 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. (no session July 4)


Enjoy the outdoors, boost your fitness and stay connected to your ski goals. These once-a-week ski-specific workouts will incorporate agility, balance, coordination, technique, strength, and of course fun with ski friends. Cost covers 8 out of the 10 sessions so you can plan around your summer schedule.

Locations vary.

Training Group

2 days/week $490

Fall Dryland and/or Winter

Coached workouts, with a mix of classic and skate techniques.  Training plans geared toward your season goals. Fall dryland training includes, ski imitation, running, strength, agility. Primarily at Lindley Park, but sometimes at other close to town trail locations

Includes: four Sunday clinics, coach-led sessions two days a week, technique analysis, and season goal setting

Fall Schedule

Early September through mid November 

You choose two sessions a week:

Mon: 12:00-1:15 pm

Wed: 12:00-1:15 pm  

Thurs: 4:15-5:30 pm

Location: Lindley Center and other close-to-town locations.

Winter Schedule

December 1 - March 15

You choose two sessions a week:

Mon: 12:00-1:15 pm 

Tues: 4:15-5:30 pm

Wed 12:00-1:15 pm 

Thurs: 4:15-5:30 pm

Location: Primarily Sunset Hills (Lindley Center), but sometimes at Bridger Creek Golf Course, Bozeman Creek and Bohart depending on snow.

Community Nordic Basic Team

Clinics & drop-in options. $100

Community Nordic Basic Team is a low-key, less-commitment option for those who want to be connected to the ski community, socialize, and become better skiers. 


  •  November ski waxing clinic by BSF coaches and elite athletes
  •  3 winter Sunday ski clinics led by coaches and elite skiers (one per month in Dec, Jan, Feb)
  •  Drop-in on 4 masters training group sessions     
  •  Discounts that come with BSF membership and inclusion in equipment and clothing orders
  •  BSF Nordic potlucks and masters community potlucks
  •  Connections with the nordic community for social skis, training adventures, and events through the  team Google calendar and Google group email list
Beginner Course in Skate Skiing

1 day/week for 4 weeks $100

Learn to skate ski. Four progressive sessions in January will focus on the fundamentals of skate technique. We'll work on applying our new skills to varying terrain so you can get out and enjoy the trails.

January dates TBA

Schedule: You choose: 

Mondays 12-1:15 pm 


Thursdays 4:15-5:30 pm 

Location: The "stadium" area in front of the Lindley Center.

Skis: Each participant must bring his/her own skate skis, boots, and poles. Equipment may be purchased or rented at Bangtail Ski Shop, The Gear Wizard, Gallatin Alpine Sports in Big Sky, and perhaps other outdoor retailers in town. 

INTERMEDIATE course in skate skiing

1 day/week for 5 weeks $145

Dates TBA

Ready to go beyond the beginner skate skiing course and become a better skier? We'll meet for five sessions in January to work on technique. The last class can be swapped for any masters training session. 

Schedule:You choose: 

Mondays 4:15-5:30 pm 


Wednesdays 12:00-1:15 pm 

Location: The "stadium" area in front of the Lindley Center.

Email with interest or questions.

Skis: Each participant must bring his/her own skate skis, boots, and poles. Equipment may be purchased or rented at Bangtail Ski Shop, The Gear Wizard, Gallatin Alpine Sports in Big Sky, and perhaps other outdoor retailers in town. 

Private Ski Lessons

Looking for individual instruction? BSF have professional and highly credentialed coaching staff ready to work with you! 

Email with interest or questions, and Heidi will connect you to the best coach for what you want to work on!


Community Nordic CLINICS:

November - March

$30 fee per clinic for general public

FREE for Community Nordic Basic Team & Training Group

Learn techniques and tips for classic or skate skiing. We divide up into smaller groups based on technique and level. For all ability levels. Clinics are led by by certified BSF Coaches and members of the BSF Elite Team


2018-19 dates TBA

Location: the stadium in front of the Lindley Center.


1. skis, boots and poles! Either classic or skate.

2. Enthusiasm! 

Bring a friend!

Cost: Free to participants registered for any other Nordic Masters Program. $30 for one-time drop-ins. Register online. (But we'll also accept cash and check on site, if you don't register in advance.)


Check out the Community Nordic Trail System that BSF grooms.


No--not for the Community Nordic trails. Trail passes are voluntary; but we highly encourage you to purchase a pass or donate to the trails fund if you can. We're incredibly proud of the Bozeman community for all the passes, donations, grants, and volunteer hours they contribute towards the grooming effort.

Where to Buy Equipment
  • The Nordic Team holds an intra-club gear swap each October (before the big BSF Ski Swap at the Fairgrounds). This is a great time to source (and sell) used equipment among fellow teammates.
  • Local retailers or online. (Your BSF membership gets you discounts at several local shops.) Also, keep your eyes out for the team BSF emails—occasionally retailers will sponsor team nights with discounts.
  • The Ski Swap, held each November at the Fairgrounds. Thousands of items. (It’s also one of BSF’s biggest fundraisers.) BSF members get in an hour early. If you volunteer at the event, you get in even earlier!

For skate and classic specific gear, it is best to use the manufacturer's size charts which correlate the skier's weight and height to ski length and stiffness. At the ski swap, BSF volunteers/coaches will be on hand with a flex-test board to help match your skier with the best skis available. Please take advantage of this opportunity--skis that are too stiff or too soft can make for a very frustrating skiing experience. When purchasing new equipment through a local retailer, they will provide similar testing. 


Ski poles for skate should reach between the skiers chin and "mustache area." 

Classic poles should reach between the armpit and the shoulder. 

I'm in the training group. What do I need?

Required winter-season equipment is a pair of skate skis, boots, and poles. Highly recommended for the training groups, in addition to skate equipment, are classic skis, poles, and boots, as we will offer instruction and workouts in both disciplines. Workouts can be modified for classic or skate, but we will do some of both.  

Other recommended equipment: heart rate monitor/watch and water bottle with carrier.

Dress in layers!

I'm in the BEginner class. WHAT DO I NEED?

Each participant must bring his/her own skate skis, boots, and poles. Equipment may be purchased or rented at Bangtail Ski Shop, The Gear Wizard, Gallatin Alpine Sports in Big Sky, and perhaps other outdoor retailers in town. 


When you register for the program, you will be added to an email list. Your coaches will communicate weekly details to you through email, as well as any last-minute changes. (It’s important that you do not unsubscribe to BSF emails, as this is our main mode of communication in the winter.) If for some reason, you are not receiving emails from us, let us know!


Generally, if the temperature is 13F or lower--especially if there is wind--a session may be cancelled.  Please check the temperature where we are skiing that day (in town or at Bohart).  Whenever possible, an email will be sent out notifying everyone as soon as it is determined to be too cold to ski.


Please make yourself familiar with our policies, the BSF Athlete & Parent Handbook, and other important information on the Resources Page.


Races: Your assistance with races is always welcome. Look for info in emails. 

Other chances: BSF is a traditional nonprofit, relying on donations and fundraisers to cover approximately 50% of our operating costs. Volunteers donate thousands of hours each year. We couldn’t do it without you! We’re always looking for volunteers to help with our fundraisers, serve on committees, or help at Nordic, Alpine, and Freestyle/Freeskiing competitions. We generally send out emails asking for volunteer help with a signup sheet. You can also contact the BSF office for other volunteer opportunities.

Here's the calendar for the Community Nordic & Masters Programs:


Heidi Makoutz, Community Nordic Program Coordinator  


Dragan Danevski, Nordic Program Director