Youth Ski Program

Join us December 16th between 10:00 & 11:30am for the Youth Ski Program sign up day.

Get your children fitted for equipment, meet some of the coaches, and even get some information about becoming a coach yourself.

If you're unable to attend December 16th, don't worry, you can sign up for the YSP anytime.

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.

Lesson Schedule

  • Please visit the Events page to find the Saturday morning activities planned for the Youth Ski Program.

Winter 2023-2024 Schedule

Lessons run from 10:00-11:30am
Dec 16 - Sign Up & Equipment Fitting (no lesson)
Dec 23 - Intro to Skiing
Dec 30 - Getting Around on Skis
Jan 6 -  How to Fall and Get Back Up
Jan 13 - Balancing on Skis
Jan 20 - Skiing on Hills
Jan 27 - Making Turns
Feb 3 - Scavenger Hunt & 1km Kid's Fun Race
Feb 10 - Ski the Green 2K, Purple or Blue Loop 4K
Feb 17 - Skate Ski Lesson
Feb 24 - Birkie Week (no lesson)
March TBD - Ski Backward Party

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.