In 2022 MNSC is re-introducing Roller Ski Training.

In 2014-2015 we held the MNSC Junior Nordic Training program for kids 11-17 years old. This involved roller skiing, hill bounding and circuit activities for fitness, prior to the winter ski season.

MNSC also purchased three sets of Skikes used in Junior Training, and MNSC members also bought personal Skikes and participated in informal sessions at Westerfolds Park, Jells Park, and other cycle paths as a means to increase pre-season fitness (and have fun!) The 2015 MNSC Christmas BBQ was held at Westerfolds Park and welcomed fellow Skikers.

In 2022 we have an offer of Roller Ski Training by Barry Field, who is well qualified to conduct ski training and coaching.  He was a founding member of MNSC and provided Club coaching in the 1980’s, then progressed to State and National XC coach and Instructor Director XC Ski for 10 years. He trained and led Biathlon and was National Coaching Director Biathlon for many years, taking the Australian team to Europe each winter to race in World Cups and Europa Cups every winter through the 1980s and 1990s. He is currently Chairman of National Biathlon Coaching Committee, and ongoing Head coach of XC ski teams at two leading Melbourne schools.

If you are a beginner skier intending to XC ski this winter, or an experienced skier wishing to improve your classic or freestyle technique, then Barry’s roller ski training should be of interest.

Our first 2022 session was held at Westerfolds Park on April 3, and further sessions have followed in May and will continue through June, hopefully transitioning to on-snow ski training at Lake Mountain when the season commences.

Also, if you are interested in the sport of Biathlon, combining XC skiing and target shooting, then Barry has offered to hold introductory practice sessions using laser biathlon equipment, with possible .22 target practice at a local rifle club, before visiting the Hotham Biathlon range.

If interested please contact MNSC at


Roller Ski Training