Mt. Van Hoevenberg is closed for the remainder of the 2019/20 Winter Season

pathfinders program

This program is designed to launch a life-long love for cross country skiing. Games, fun drills and experience will develop skills and confidence for skiers to take in any direction. Individuals will be encouraged to challenge their boundaries in a fun and supportive environment. Our team will focus on creating a positive and rewarding atmosphere for all to participate in.

Five-week sessions designed around age and ability create a supportive and fun atmosphere for children 5 to 11. Lessons are designed to introduce children to the techniques that will make a lifetime of skiing enjoyable.

All programs will be 2 hours in length and include indoor activities, visits to Josie’s Cabin, special guests and other fun activities that support a love of a Nordic Lifestyle. Skiers in this program will work toward skiing in one of the events at the Lake Placid Loppet weekend or in the ADK Citizen Challenge Series events.

The Pathfinders program will meet for 10 sessions on Saturday. The $60 program fee per session and the $100 program fee for both sessions include a season pass to Mt. Van Hoevenberg for the 2018-2019 season.

Pathfinders are encouraged to enter one of the Lake Placid Nordic Festival Citizen’s Challenge Races (3k, 6.25k, or 12.5k) and participate in the Terrain Park and Paintball Biathlon.


Program Fee (per session) : $60
Program Fee (for both sessions) : $100
Season Long Rentals: $50

This program is exclusive for juniors ages 5-11.