Cross-country skiing lessons at the Nordic School Flumserberg

From trial lessons to private lessons

Fast forward into the past: True to this motto, the discipline of cross-country skiing takes winter sports enthusiasts back to the roots of snow sports. New developments in materials and design bring the grace and elegance of cross-country skiing into the here and now – and make this traditional sport more popular than ever. 

What is there to keep in mind when learning how to cross-country ski? Which techniques can be used, and why is cross-country skiing so healthy? On Flumserberg, you will learn all this and more from our ski school team – primarily through practical application and with lots of fun and quick learning successes.

Choosing the "right" cross-country skiing technique

Classic cross-country skiing

The obvious difference between the classic cross-country skiing style and the skating technique lies in the look and feel of the trail: The classic technique is where skiers stick to two groomed and grooved parallel tracks. The athletes are thus guided by the trail, so to speak. This minimises the risk of falling. That way, even beginners can safely reach the finish line. The necessary technique is easy to learn: Using the diagonal stride, a movement similar to running or walking, you glide through the winter landscape. 


Skating technique

Compared to the classic version, the skating technique is much more dynamic. Because with skating, there are no premade grooved tracks. It all starts with the skating stride: a pole-push is followed by two gliding phases – one on each ski. Both the use of the pole and the glide require exact timing in order to propel yourself forward as smoothly and effortlessly as possible. Once you have internalised this sequence of movements, you can master even steeper ascents very well. 

Individual support

Private lessons of Nordic School Flumserberg

Learn how to cross-country ski on Flumserberg – in a completely customised manner. If you like, you can also book private lessons in addition to the regular courses. We would be pleased to advise you on the courses that we offer! Alternatively, you can also book directly. 

Loyalty discounts: We offer our regular Flumserberg guests a loyalty discount.

Booking and payment options

  • book online: major credit cards
  • book directly with the teacher: cash
  • book in the ski school office: cash payments as well as all common credit and debit cards are accepted.
  • Inquiries and pre-registration in the office the day before by 5 p.m.
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Classic or skating: cross-country skiing lessons on Flumserberg

Beautiful white snow underneath your skis, and with every step you glide through the pristine winter landscape you breathe in fresh, crystal-clear air: Cross-country skiing is a moving experience in every sense of the word. It is also more demanding than it might seem at first glance. 

The best way to get started is with the classic version on a groomed and tracked trail. Seasoned inline skaters and ice skaters can also give the somewhat challenging skating technique a try. 



The trial courses "Start-up" for newcomers take place on Mondays and Saturdays. The course times are from 12.15 to 1.45 p.m. 

Monday and Saturday (from 4+ participants) 

  • Start-up: CHF 50.00
  • Start-up incl. rental equipment (skis, poles, boots): CHF 80.00
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The courses for advanced beginners “Keep-up” take place on Saturdays. The course times are from 12.15 to 1.45 p.m.

Saturdays (from 4+ participants)

  • Keep-up: CHF 50.00
  • Keep-up incl. rental equipment (skis, poles, boots): CHF 80.00
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Important information on rental equipment:

Important information on rental equipment: The above conditions apply exclusively to rental equipment from Intersport Flumserberg/Tannenboden

Phone: +41 (0) 81 733 31 32

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