Ski School - General Information

Let us teach you!

Bohart Ranch Cross Country Ski Center offers daily lessons for all levels of skiers in both classic and skate techniques.  You may also enroll in a Classic Clinic or Skate Ski Clinic for more in-depth instruction.

Our knowledgeable and friendly Ski School Staff can help you choose the best type of lesson for your needs. Whether you are a beginner needing an introductory lesson or an advanced skier wanting a technique tune-up, a lesson from a professional instructor will enhance your Nordic enjoyment.

Bohart offers gift certificates for lessons
Cash or Check Accepted. No Plastic.

Ski School Instructors

Kelsie Helberg
Kelsie graduated in 2013 with a BA in Biology and Philosophy from Whitman College. While at Whitman, she competed with the Nordic ski club. This will be her second season at Bohart as a PSIA Level One ski instructor. Kelsie loves getting people excited about skiing; there is nothing more magical than being in the woods on a winter day! However, she thinks that Montana is pretty darn awesome year round. During the summer, Kelsie enjoys backpacking, cycling, and lifting.

John Skemp
As the Shop Manager John keeps the Bohart Ski Shop running smoothly. He began instructing at Bohart in 2005. Previous to working at Bohart, John instructed Nordic skiing at Royal Gorge near Lake Tahoe, CA and at Lone Mountain Ranch at Big Sky, MT  John also has 14 years experience as a collegiate coach at Saint Mary’s University in MN where he coached cross country running, track and XC-skiing. In the off season John likes to travel, hike and bike tour. His interesting travels have taken him all over the world.

Doug Masterleo
Doug loves to ski. You will see him on the Bohart trails both skate and classic skiing, but on a good powder day he will grab his telemark skis and head to the downhill area for turns off the ridge.  He also likes backcountry adventures and winter camping. Doug has instructed for many years including at Lone Mountain Ranch at Big Sky MT, and has been at Bohart since 2005. If you look up the word adventure in the dictionary you will find Doug’s photo! Doug likes to climb and hike. Summers will find him on long distance bike tours in remote areas of the world.

Leslie Dominick
Leslie graduated with a BS in recreation management from the University of Montana. She has worked in the recreation industry as a river guide, biking and hiking guide, ranch manager and as a ski patroller at Bridged Bowl.  Leslie began instructing at Bohart in 2007.  She holds a PSIA Level Three Nordic Certification and has taught Alpine and Tele skiing in the past.  Leslie also runs the Eagle Mount Cross Country Program for disabled skiers at Bohart.  On her time off Leslie loves spending time with her husband and daughter exploring nature.

Emily Attwood
Emily graduated with a BS in Environmental Studies and Geology from Middlebury College, where she competed for both the nordic ski team and cross country running team. She spent four years as a nordic skiing mentor while at school in Vermont, and is excited about starting her second winter as a Bohart ski instructor! Sunny days on snow and a good burger are two of Emily’s favorite things. During the summers you can find her trail running, rock hounding, or grilling up a storm in her backyard!

Tasha Patrin
Tasha has lived in Bozeman for over 25 years graduating from Montana State University in 1995. She has worked in the Alpine ski industry as a ski patroller, and has now been at Bohart for four years. Tasha holds a level two PSIA certification, and loves sharing her passion for skiing with others. When there’s no snow on the ground Tasha enjoys all things cycling mountain, cx, and road.

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