Teck Kootenay Cup and Gericks Clearwater Challenge This Weekend!

Don’t forget to come out for a fun day of racing at the Teck Kootenay Cup this Saturday!

Categories for all ages, with recreational option for adults if you’re not feeling ultra competitive.

Spectators welcome – bring your cowbells and help support Nelson Nordic’s biggest event of the season!

Last day to register is March 2nd (Thursday)

 CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW

More details on the Kootenay Cup Races

On Sunday morning, the Gericks Clearwater Challenge will give you a chance to test your fitness!

Nelson Nordic Racers at Midget Championships

Nelson Nordic’s team of three had an incredible midget championships last weekend in Kelowna.

This midget champs was the largest to date with about 200 athletes participating from BC, Washington and even Saskatchewan. The kids had between 20 and 38 kids in their categories which makes their results even more impressive!

Nelson Racers Results:

 

Individual Classic

Maya- fourth

Kaelum- fifth

Lachlan- seventh

Unofficial relay team- third

Maya- technique award

Skate sprints

Maya- third

Kaelum- third

Lachlan- seventh

Castlegar Nordic Trails Update

Nelson Nordic Ski Club is offering free skiing for all Castlegar Nordic members for the remainder of the 2017 season, in solidarity and in commemoration of their recent tragic loss.

The following is a letter from Castlegar Nordic Executive:

Dear Members,
As many of you know, on February 10th we [Castlegar Nordic] experienced a tragic accident on our ski trails in which our dear friend and long-time trail groomer Garth Johnson died. Members of the Club Executive appreciate the many offers of condolence and support we have received from everyone. Garth will be greatly missed by all of us who knew him.

This terrible accident involved a tree that was down on the trail or fell onto the trail that Garth was travelling on.  Immediately following the accident, the Club Executive made a decision to close all of the ski trails out of respect for Garth and in the interest of public safety.

Since that time we have been contributing to investigations by the RCMP and WorkSafeBC.  Last week we completed a field review of all of the trails to identify which trails had potential tree hazards and which might be re-opened. Last Friday and Saturday we re-opened a number of trails we believed to be safe; however, we subsequently received an order from WorkSafeBC that required all of the trails to be closed once again.

We have been looking at all of our options but it is now clear that we need to conduct detailed danger tree assessments over all the ski trails employing a certified assessor and then follow up with felling
of potential hazard trees. After considering many factors (logistics of trail work at this time of year, safety of skiers and workers, lateness of the season, snow conditions, Club capacity, costs and other factors) we have reluctantly made the decision to cease operations for the remainder of this ski season.

We ask for your understanding regarding this decision. Although we have had a tough setback this year, your Executive remains strongly committed to working toward a highly successful 2017/2018 season.

Sincerely,
President and Executive
Castlegar Nordic Ski Club

Serving nordic skiers in Nelson & area since 1983