Hiawatha Highlands is pleased to offer learn-to-ski lessons for adults and families/groups. 

Instructors are CANSI (Canadian Association of Nordic Ski Instructors) certified. 

Learn the basics of the traditional (classic) cross country style and skate skiing, so you can enjoy the trails and being active in the winter.  For skiers from beginner to intermediate level. For those who want to gain more confidence on the trails. For those who want to improve their skiing skills.

For adults (18 yrs & over) and children (5 yrs & over)

(Children under 15 yrs must be accompanied by an adult)

Week days and weekends -  We will work with you and your schedule!  Times can be available in the morning, afternoon and evenings.

Individual: $35.00 + tax - private lesson, 1 hour, pass and rent not included or $55 + tax with pass and rent

Groups of 2: $25.00 + tax - per person, 1 hour, pass and rent not included or $45 + tax per person with pass and rent included

Groups 3 or more: $20 + tax - per person, 1 hour, pass and rent not included) or $40 + tax per person with pass and rent included

Children 12 & under: $15 + tax - Must book lesson with adult.  - 1 hour, no pass or rent or $30 + tax to include pass and rent


3 lesson progressive package for individuals: $90.00 + tax - 1 hour each lesson. Pass and rent not included or $150 + tax to include pass and rent. (savings of $15.00)


Booking your Lesson now for the 2022 season.  

For more information call 705-256-7258 or email us at info@hiawathahighlands.com and to book; scroll down to our Instructor profiles and choose and instructor and email them to set up your lesson.

Please arrive with enough time to check in at the Kincentre and be ready to start your lesson on time. If you need a trail pass or ski equipment, please do that prior to the start time of your lesson. (If you already have a current trail pass and/or your own equipment, there is no further discount for the lesson)  

  • Pre-registration is required to ensure availability
  • A $20 deposit per student will be charged at time of booking to confirm lessons
  • Final payment will be taken day of lesson

Cancellation Policy:
Prior to 24 hours: Refund or reschedule
Less than 24 hours: Reschedule less $10 deposit
Late arrival or no show: No refund.

CANSI Waiver 

Please read ahead and be prepared to sign the day of lesson.



We have 3 CANSI Certified Instructors to choose from.  Pick your instructor and email them to set up your lesson.  It's as easy as that!!

Jill Esposito

Jill has been skiing for 35 years.  She started with the Jackrabbit program when she was 5 years old and continued with the program until high school.  She has her Canadian Association of Nordic Ski Instructors (CANSI) certificate.  This will be Jill's  second year giving private lessons at Hiawatha and her 5th year as a Jackrabbit coach.  Jill enjoys teaching people of all ages and abilities.  During the winter months she can 100% be found on her skis on the cross-country ski trails.  To book a lesson, contact Jill at  jillesposito7@gmail.com


Maureen Kershaw

Maureen has skied all her life, enjoying the trails across Ontario and beyond. She has retained her passion for sharing her love of skiing to both youth and adults. Her approach to teaching is to introduce balance, and ease of movement to save energy and increase a skier’s confidence. She is trained to teach both traditional classic skiing and free style (commonly referred to as skate skiing). Over the years Maureen has taught youth Jack Rabbit classes, junior racers, masters skiers and hosted women on skis events across Canada.

To book a lesson, contact Maureen at hmaureen@shaw.ca.


André Breckenridge

André has been skiing for over 12 years and has been certified by the Canadian Association of Nordic Skiing. André enjoys helping others improve their technique for anyone from beginner skiers to racers to improve their times and to feel more confident in their skis.   

To book a lesson, contact André at andrebreck11@gmail.com