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FUNDRAISER: NEW GROOMING MACHINE!

Nelson Nordic Ski Club needs your help to purchase a new grooming machine!

If you donate at the link below, you will be eligible for a charitable donation tax receipt through Nordiq Canada. Any amount is welcome!

DONATE NOW

The cost of a new grooming machine is $327,000 after we trade in our current machine. We now have more than one-third of that amount secured through the club’s capital reserve and donations. 

Our fundraising campaign is well underway and with the recent addition of one very generous donation we are changing our goal to reflect more reliance on donations and slightly less on grant money – which gives us an even greater chance of reaching our goal! 

Please donate generously to our club fundraiser and help us reach our final goal! The more money we are able to raise through donations, the fewer Club reserves will need to be spent on this necessary equipment upgrade.

As you know, Nelson Nordic Ski Club is a non-profit community resource for members and non-members alike – we offer courses for over 900 schoolchildren annually through our popular School Outreach Program plus other youth and adult programs. We are also a draw for winter tourists, offering 26km of beautiful groomed track – and this helps support many other businesses in Nelson and area.


TWO DAYS LEFT TO WIN!

Club Members! We’re down to the last two days to offer your feedback on our 2019-2020 season in our Nelson Nordic Member Survey 2020

More than 350 members have already taken a moment to share their input about the recent Nordic season. If you have already completed the survey, you’ve been entered in a draw for a free membership for the 2020-2021 ski season! Thank you!

If you haven’t yet done so, please don’t miss your opportunity to share your thoughts with us. Average completion time for the survey is about 8 minutes. The survey will close on Sunday, April 26, 2020.

As the Board and management begin to plan for next season, we would love to get your input on a number of aspects of the work that we do.

As a token of our gratitude for your participation, all current Club members who complete the survey by the deadline will be entered in a draw for two (2) complimentary Adult (or Senior) Memberships for the 2020-2021 ski season!

Thanks for your participation! We look forward to seeing you again next season!

The NNSC Board

THANK YOU FOR A GREAT NORDIC SEASON!

Nelson Nordic Ski Club would like to thank all our members, staff and volunteers for an excellent 2019-2020 nordic ski season.

Due to ongoing concerns related to Covid-19 and social distancing, we have decided to close the trails at the end of business today. We will not be grooming the trails any further this season.

We’d like to extend a huge and special thank you to all the volunteers who have donated an enormous amount of time and energy to support Club operations, youth programs, special events organization, fundraising and grant writing, mechanical support, parking lot marshalling, food preparation and much more! This club would not exist but for the incredible contributions of its dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers, year after year! THANK YOU!

We are sad to be closing in the midst of a pandemic, when we can’t congregate to say thank you in person, but we hope that we can offer each and every one of you a big virtual hug for your services and commitment to the organization. You’re in our thoughts. Please stay healthy and safe over the coming weeks and months and we look forward to enjoying real connection with you sometime again before too long.

The Club would also like to take a moment to thank its sponsors for their ongoing support and generosity. These local businesses offer tremendous support to our Club. Please consider supporting them, especially during this difficult time:

DHC Communications Inc.
Gerick Cycle and Ski
Finley’s Bar & Grill
Lakeside Physiotherapy & Sports Injuries Clinic
Ellenwood Homes
Main Street Diner
RHC Insurance Brokers Ltd.
Vince DeVito Shoes
Nelson Police Department (Association)
Oso Negro
BIA BORO Boutique Nelson
ATCO Wood Products Ltd.
Valhalla Pure Nelson
Nelson Farmers Supply Ltd.
Maglio Building Centre – Nelson
Whitewater Ski Resort
Rokform
Nelson Ready Mix
Selkirk Paving Limited Hollis Wealth White Leblanc – Nelson
IG Wealth Management – Nelson
Nasmyth Morrow and Bogusz
Home Building Supply – Nelson
Nelson and District Credit Union
IODE
Alfab Manufacturing
Zarikoff Developments
Balfour Repair

We’d also like to thank the following agencies and organizations for their support:
Columbia Basin Trust
Recreation Sites and Trails BC
Regional District of Central Kootenay
City of Nelson, British Columbia
Cross Country BC
BC Community Gaming Grants Program

TRAILS & GROOMING UPDATE

❄️ Fresh snowfall overnight!

As of 7:45 a.m., grooming operations are currently underway and will be completed throughout the morning.

At this time, Apex trails have been groomed and the machine is currently up Clearwater. Please allow some time for the corduroy to set up before heading up Clearwater.

Busk and Euphrates will be completed last.

Please slow down and use caution when skiing near grooming machines in operation.

Please remember to respect social distancing rules when skiing on Club trails.

Light snow in the forecast today, expect some accumulation on top of groomed trails throughout the day.