We have our winners! If you registered for your season’s pass before December 1, you were entered into a draw for a BC Punch Pass and an MEC gift card.
Congratulations to Susan Lamb, who won the Punch Pass, and to Amy Bohigian, who won the MEC gift card! Winners will be contacted by email to claim their prizes.
AND… if you haven’t registered yet, what are you waiting for?! Come visit us at Gerick Cycle and Ski on Friday and Saturday this week from 1 to 5 pm. You can sign up there or pick up your pass. If you’re picking up your sticker for this year, please remember that you will need to bring last year’s pass with you!
Last, but not least, many thanks to all 701 members who have registered for a season’s pass to date this year. We are well on our way to surpassing our membership numbers from last year. And with the flakes falling, we know you’re all looking forward to getting out on the snow. Soon we’ll be able to begin trail packing and, if the weather cooperates, it won’t be too much longer before we begin setting track, as well. Rain, rain, stay away!
Still need to get your membership? We are holding a prize draw on December 1st for all registered members, so if you REGISTER NOW you will have your name in the hat! Prizes include a $50 MEC gift certificate, and a BC Punch Pass ski voucher.
The Senior Grooming Operator role is a seasonal full-time position.
The Nelson Nordic Ski Club (NNSC) is looking for an experienced Grooming Operator to maintain the club’s network of cross-country ski trails (35kms) for this coming ski season (November-March). Competitive salary.
Nelson Nordic Ski Club Senior Grooming Operator Job Description
ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
1.Trail Grooming and maintenance
Implement the trail grooming program through operation of snowcat and snowmobile grooming machines consistent with the NNSC Grooming Policy.
Work under the direction of the General Manager and with other NNSC staff to coordinate grooming operations in a safe, efficient and timely manner including adjusting grooming travel speed and shift timing as required dependent on snow and weather conditions.
Remove snags and buck trees that have come down on ski trails during shifts.
Organize and facilitate staff and volunteer training as required.
Liaise with Nordic event and race organizers to meet grooming expectations.
It is preferred that grooming staff are active cross-country skiers so they can understand the requirements and intricacies of grooming for our sport more effectively.
2. Machine Maintenance
Perform regularly scheduled maintenance checks on the grooming machines and equipment as outlined in the manufacturer’s recommendations and site-specific schedules.
Create parts order lists, stocking and parts and supplies inventories for grooming program. Competitive pricing practices are to be used at all times.
Collaborate with the NNSC mechanic to flag maintenance or mechanical issues that come up through the season.
Participate in training sessions as required.
Implement live grooming tracking system.
Perform trail grooming status updates at the end of each shift
Accurate, professional, and timely email management.
Accurate timesheet completion and submission to the General Manager according to NNSC policy.
Use of flexible time schedules so overtime is kept to a minimum.
Participate in the NNSC Board of Directors meetings when required.
3. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Knowledge of NNSC Strategic Plan, goals and objectives, policies and
Knowledge of the Nelson Nordic trail system, associated
activities and events.
Knowledge of ‘skier preference’ trail grooming and
maintenance best practices.
Knowledge of grooming machines and equipment (both
operational and maintenance).
Knowledge of Nordic race event logistics and associated
Skill and ability to operate a wide range of equipment and
machinery including snow grooming machines, quads, snowmobiles, tractors,
trucks, chainsaws and brush saws.
Knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and
Ability and willingness to work
late night / early morning shifts with delayed starts during forecasted snowfall
Willingness to work with the
general manager, other staff, and the directors to improve the grooming
procedures therefore increasing efficiencies and the grooming product.
Intermediate skill level preferred in mechanical repair,
carpentry and welding.
Basic skill level in computer operation and administrative