Youth Ski Program

You can sign up for the Youth Ski Program anytime during the season

The purchase of an IWSC Family Membership allows you to register your children for the program. Each child participating in the program is $10.00.

Please visit the Membership page to begin the registration process.


Please join us as a volunteer coach. To help guide all our young skiers, we need as many helping hands as we can get. Many of our volunteer coaches graduate along with their children as they grow and join the middle school and high school teams. Please consider helping us out. You don't need to be an expert skier, you just need to have patience and a positive attitude. Please reach out to Katie or Peter Gebhardt to let them know you're interested in volunteering. It's a great opportunity to get on skis with your kids, and become even more a part of the IWSC community.


  • All children ages ten and under along with their families. As soon as a child can walk, they can cross country ski.

Our Focus

  • Teaching the fundamentals of classic style cross country skiing. Activities and games allowing children to enjoy the outdoors during the wonderful Wisconsin winters are a key part of the program. Parents are encouraged to participate in each lesson along with their kids.

What's Included

  • With your IWSC Family Membership you'll have access to trails, equipment for children enrolled in the YSP anytime they want to ski, and equipment for parents anytime they ski with their children.

Winter 2023-24 Schedule

Lessons run from 10:00-11:30am
Dec 16 - Sign Up & Equipment Fitting (no lesson)

Jan 13 - Intro to Skiing and Getting Up

Jan 20 - Balancing on Skis

Jan 27 - Skiing on Hills

Feb 3 - Scavenger Hunt & then at 11:30am 1km Kid's Fun Race 

Feb 10 - Making Turns

Feb 17 - Ski the Green 2K, Purple or Blue Loop 4K

Feb 24 - Birkie Week (no lesson)

March 2 - Intro to Poles

March 9 - Skate Ski Lesson

Youth Ski Program Head Coaches are Katie & Peter Gebhardt

Coach Katie

(715) 630-5120

Coach Peter

(715) 630-3584

Please join us as a volunteer coach.

All you need are patience and a positive attitude.

E-mail or call to chat about how easy it is.

Instructional Videos

Visit the Iola Winter Sports Club YouTube Channel to watch the 2020-2021 season instructional activity videos.

Use this form to pay for children in your household who plan to participate in the Youth Ski Program.

If you already signed up and paid for your children during the membership sign-up process, you don't need to complete this form.