Masters Clinic


What: Master Ski Clinic Weekend. The Overlander Ski Club is very excited to host a weekend of fitness and technique improvement for our masters skiers. A masters skier is a cross country skier with some experience who is over 25 years old.  At the camp we will be offering:

  • expert instruction in Classic or Skate technique at your skill level.
  • video recording and review of your ski skills.
  • opportunities to meet like-minded skiers.
  • a whole lot of fun on snow. 


Where: Overlander Ski Club

When: Saturday January 20th 9:00am-11:30pm and Sunday January 21st 9:30am-11:30am

Why: take your skiing to the next level while meeting other masters skiers.


You will be asked to self-identify your level as Beginner (little previous experience on skis), Intermediate (are able to manage green terrain with some confidence including uphill and downhill skills), Advanced (able to ski with confidence on most terrain, looking for fine tuning and improvement of your skiing maneuvers.


The first session will start at 9:00 in the Day Lodge with a welcome, and an overview of events to come.  Each morning will consist of two on snow sessions with instruction, drills and video analysis from our coaches. You will pick a discipline for the weekend- either skate or classic, and stick with it for both sessions. 


The cost for the weekend is $175 including tax and trail fees



Meet our Coaches


Laura Kalina

Laura Kalina has over 10 years of experience as a Canadian Association of Nordic Ski Instructors ( CANSI) Coach and received her level 2 in Jan 2023.   She is a regular instructor at Sun Peaks, Glenn Bond XC Ski Camps and recently joined our team at Overlander Ski Club.  She is also a Registered Dietitian and has a passion for health promotion and active lifestyles.  Her fun style coaching approach has been well received by participants.   These 3 sessions will cover:  free skate, one skate,  2 skate, offset /uphill techniques and downhill maneuvers. 

Bruce Mitchell: 

Bruce was a CANSI Course Conductor for five years, and is a Level 3 Nordic Instructor.  He started Nordic skiing in the early 1970’s.

Bruce taught skiing at Sun Peaks for 10 years, and was a volunteer instructor for the Overlander Ski Club and for the City of Kamloops prior to that.  While at Sun Peaks Bruce provided regular Nordic instructor training sessions, and coached with the Glenn Bond high performance Cross Country Ski Camps. 

Bruce has competed for over 30 years in Cross Country ski events in both freestyle and classic techniques including in the World Masters in 2011

Roy Davidson

I really began cross country skiing in my adult years after having moved to 100 Mile House, BC.  With enrolling our daughters in the BC Rabbit Program, there was a need for coaches, and what better way to learn the sport than to become a coach.  I jumped full on into it,  and in 1997 I became a certified coach in the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP). I have spent the years since coaching youth in ski development programs in 100 Mile House and Kamloops. In 2018 I began to teach adults and became a level 1 certified cross country ski instructor through CANSI, the Canadian Association of Nordic Ski Instructors.  Cross country skiing is my winter passion, and I enjoy bringing my experience to teaching people how to best enjoy it.  Presently I coach in the youth ski program, and instruct adult ski lessons at Overlander Ski Club.

Lisa Palechuk

Lisa Palechuk has been teaching Nordic skiing at Overlander Ski Club for the last 18 years.  Prior to moving to Kamloops Lisa taught Nordic, alpine and telemark skiing in Edmonton.  She has coached in the Jack Rabbit Program, and 
offers adult lessons for all abilities.  Lisa passionate about cross country skiing and sharing this amazing sport with others.  In more recent years Lisa has been offering CANSI Instructor courses and doing instructor refresher courses along with adult lessons.  
NCCP Learn to Train
CANSI Level 3 Nordic Instructor
CANSI Level 1 Course Conductor

Dana Manhard

Our very own Head Coach, Dana has been a high performance coach for the past 18 years at Overlander. His main focus has been development of junior racers as he raced for Team BC in the past. He has coached and taught cross country skiing to all levels for the past 30 years and holds his NCCP Train to Train.