Lessons and Instruction

Bear Basin Nordic School is your source for Nordic instruction in the McCall area. They are a PSIA-certified school, and their instructors are friendly, patient, knowledgeable, and LOCAL!  Whether you are a beginner looking to learn the ropes, a seasoned veteran looking to refine your techniques, or just looking for more information, we can help you get to where you are going.

They offer Group Lessons at Bear Basin every Saturday throughout the season. Private lessons can be scheduled at any time at Bear Basin or Ponderosa State Park. Small groups and series of lessons tailored to your particular needs are also available. Check out the Bear Basin Nordic Center website for more information and to sign up for lessons! https://payettelakesskiclub.org/bearbasinnordiccenter/

Participants should arrive early enough to park, gear up, and sign any necessary paperwork. Bear Basin Nordic Center does not rent equipment. We recommend club supporter, Gravity Sports, for your rental gear needs. 

Meet Our Instructors

Meet our experienced, enthusiastic team of instructors!

Book a Lesson

Ready to give skiing a try?  Use our system to book a lesson online!

Rental Information

Our community has many places to rent or purchase equipment.

Get the Scoop on the Best Places to Ski in the Valley!  View the map!

Hometown Sports

Located in the middle of downtown McCall, ID, at 300 E Lenora St, Hometown Sports rents winter sports equipment and provides tuning, waxing, binding mounting services, and boot and ski repair.

Gravity Sports

Located in the middle of downtown McCall, ID, at 503 Pine St, Gravity Sports rents classic and skate skis.  Waxing and binding mounting, ski repair.

Tamarack Resort

Part of Tamarack Resort west of Donnelly, ID, the sports shop rents nordic skis and provides ski services.

Need More Information?

We understand you might have specific questions!  Send us an email so we can help you out.  (We may not monitor this email as closely in the summer months as we do during the season.)

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