to promote non-motorized trails along the Beartooth Front


Grant Barnard




PSIA certified classic, skate, telemark, alpine

Over 15 yrs ski instructing experience


Beginner to intermediate levels; skate or classic; all ages

Specialty:  I LOVE to teach intermediate skate!  

Marci Dye



Past PSIA certified

Been skiing forever!!

Specialties: ladies, beginner to intermediate classic, Beginner to intermediate skate -


Fridays only.

Ginger Shenefelt




Attended Northwest College with a degree in Outdoor Education and Recreational Leadership.


Has taught and coached cross country skiing including head coach for Medicine Bow Nordic Association’s Junior Program, and Assistant coach for Laramie’s Middle School Nordic team; and  taught in BRTA’s Kids Program.


Teaching beginner to intermediate classic and skate.

Bob Johnson


XC skiing 45 yrs,  skate skiing 5, Alpine ski instructor 6 yrs


Professional Occupational Therapist

Eric Dye



Has been nordic skiing for 15+ years, raced throughout high school and college, and been coaching and instructing the past few years. 


Teach all abilities and levels; groups or individual, and all ages.

The following instructors are available for private or group lessons, adults and families at the Red Lodge Nordic Center.  Please contact them directly to make lesson arrangements:

BRTA Kids League X-Country Lessons

BRTA’s annual Kids League XC ski lessons are scheduled for Feb. 6, 13, and 20 from 1-2:30 p.m. each day. We’re looking forward to a fun-filled session!

As with many activities this past year, Kids League will look different than previous years to limit the spread of COVID-19. We plan to do our best to keep our volunteers, instructors and students safe and healthy.

Please read all the way through and find registration links in the text below.  Here’s what you need to know (subject to change if required, but we'll let you know) : 

Ages/Skill level: All ages are welcome however, these lessons are designed for skiers who can put on and take off their own skis as well as get up on their own after a fall. We hope to minimize close contact between instructors and skiers.  Instruction for brand new skiers will look a little different this year as we are incorporating Family Ski Lessons for these skiers. (see more below)

Group Size Limits: This year we are limiting our class sizes to 10 with two instructors for each group. We are actively recruiting volunteers to help, which will allow us to accommodate more students, but for now we can accommodate only 60 youth. If you are interested in volunteering, please email us at We strongly encourage parents to register early here!

Face Coverings: We will expect all volunteers and instructors to wear face coverings and we will require all youth and parents to wear face coverings as well. During strenuous play when safe distance can be maintained, this rule can be “flexible” based on an instructor’s direction. 

Snacks: Due to health concerns, we will not be providing any snacks during the sessions. Water will be provided at various stations throughout the instruction area. 

Family Ski Days: To accommodate brand new skiers, we are offering Family Ski Lessons on Feb 6 and 13 from 10-11 a.m. During these sessions, we will provide beginner instruction to family groups. This instruction is designed for young skiers who are working on skiing independently and require more hands on attention. All family members need to be on skis and ready to have fun! To register, click here  These classes are limited so register early. 

Mindbender: The Mindbender XC Ski Race is on Feb 20. This is a fun, obstacle course type race with courses and activities that are appropriate for multiple levels. We are planning on having the Kids League students participate in the event. They will not need to register separately for this activity. At this time, we anticipate the kids having a short lesson and then taking part in the race with their class. We think it will just add to the fun! 

Payment: Because we may not be able to accept all registrants and because we want to make sure we have snow, we will be accepting payment at a later date. We will contact you by Feb 1 with more information on payment and which class you will be joining. 

Volunteers: This year has certainly been a challenge and we really want to make sure that all of the kids that register can ski. After all, outside recreation is one of the safest ways to combat the isolation and mental challenges of COVID. To keep class sizes small but meet the needs of more kids, we could use more volunteers. You don't even have to ski well! You can let us know if you would like to help out on the registration form or by replying to this email.

Despite the challenges presented by COVID-19, we are very pleased to be able to continue the Youth League tradition this year. Currently, snow conditions are dismal, and we can only hope for more snow before Feb. 6. However, if we do not receive enough snow to hold Kids League this year, we will be forced to cancel the sessions. If that is the case, we will notify everyone on or before Feb. 1. Kids League will not be rescheduled in 2021, and refunds will be issued.

From all of us on the Kids League Team, Happy Winter! And we hope to see you all soon! 

Do your snow dance!