Hayward Nordic Kids


To promote the sport of cross country skiing by providing a fun and organized teaching program for all area youth. We encourage children to develop skills in cross country skiing in a non-competitive atmosphere.

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Lessons begin Sunday, January 7, 2018, and end Sunday, March 4, 2018. All lessons are 1 – 3 p.m. on Sundays. There is no lesson on February 25 because of the American Birkebeiner events. Lessons take place at the OO Trailhead of the Birkie Ski Trail, with the exception of January 14, when we will join with the Birkie Tour taking place at the Birkie Trailhead in Cable. The last lesson is a non-competitive race for all ages, with a season-ending celebration picnic to follow.  Here is a printable 2017-18 calendar


HNK is open to children age 3 – 5th grade. Cost for 8 lessons is just $25. Registration for the 2018 season is November 11 – December 10, 2017, or until 150 kids are registered. Registration and equipment rental must be completed online. If you need computer access, you may register in person at the HASTA Ski Swap on Saturday, November 11 from 9-11 a.m. at the Hayward Wesleyan Church. 

Registration in HNK includes insurance for your child through the Central Cross Country Ski Association. You must complete a form for each child, which will be part of the online registration. We love to share photos of the fun the kids have in our Gallery and on our Facebook page. Permission for this will also be included in the online registration.