Northwestel Bunny & Jackrabbit

Bunny Program

The Bunny Program is the first level of the Active Start stage of development (children 4 to 5 years old). It has been developed in parallel with the first level of the competency-based National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP), which now provides coaching materials specific to the needs of this age group.

The objective of the program is to introduce cross-country skiing and the healthy lifestyle associated with it through organized activity and active play. In addition, the program is designed to help children develop a positive self-image, be fun, provide children with the opportunity to make ski-friends, develop fundamental movement skills, help children develop an awareness and appreciation of our natural environment.

Jackrabbit Program

The Jackrabbit Program is designed for the “FUNdamentals” stage of development (children 6-8years of age). This is the second level of the skill development program. It has been developed in parallel with the second level of the competency-based NCCP, which provides coaching materials specific to the needs of skiers this age.


The objective is for children to learn basic cross-country ski skills (both classic and skating) and to instill a lifelong interest in the sport, thereby enhancing their quality of life and health. 

Goals of this program:

  • Encourage FUN and participation

  • Develop ABC’s: Agility, Balance, Coordination

  • Frequent cross-country skiing during the season

  • Good technique habits developed through repeated practice

  • Utilize games and ski playgrounds to develop technique, speed skills, and fitness

  • Develop a team/social atmosphere

  • Introduce competition in a team environment whenever possible

If you would like to rent equipment for your child for the Jackrabbit Season please visit us at the Ski Club before the start date of your program, so we can measure your child for their proper size of boots, skis, and poles.  Seasonal rentals for Jackrabbits are $75

Jackrabbit and Bunny Schedule:

If you have a child age 4-8 you may choose to register in one of the following sessions:

  • Tuesdays: 3:30-5:00pm Snack will be served from 3.30 to 4pm January 7th, 2020-March 3th, 2020

  • Sundays: 10:30-12pm Snack will be served from 10h30 to 11am / January 5th, 2020 to March 1st, 2020

  • Sundays: 1 - 2:30pm Snack will be served between 2 - 2h30pm / January 5th, 2020 to March 1st, 2020.

Price: $75* (*processing fee may be applied)


The Jackrabbit and Bunnies program cannot function without volunteers.  We will be looking for volunteers as coaches and helpers, as well as snack parents.  You do not have to be a professional skier or coach to be a part of this program.  If you can put on skis, and love cross country skiing, you can coach.  All coaches will take a coaching course, and go over lesson plans and ideas.  All volunteers are guaranteed a spot for their child in the Jackrabbits/Bunny program.  Please email to volunteer.

Bunny & Jackrabbit News
Canceled January 12 due to cold weather.
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