Our fundraising campaign for a new grooming machine has been very successful to date. Thanks to a combination of grants and donations from our members, we have now raised over $150,000! 

We are very grateful for your support! As we’ve noted before, the cost of a new machine is in the range of $327,000. At the moment, we are waiting to hear whether our application to BC Capital Gaming for matching funds will be successful. We have commitments from other granting agencies that will be honoured if we are successful in that application.

However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have also been informed that gaming funds for capital projects may be somewhat more limited than in recent years. In the meantime, we continue to hold the funds raised to date in a restricted account. These funds will be used only toward the purchase of a new grooming machine.

In order to put the Club in the best position possible to purchase a new grooming machine sooner rather than later, we continue to seek donations from our supporters.

If you are in a position to help us, and would like to make a donation, please email our General Manager, Jaime Frederick, at

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.

Serving nordic skiers in Nelson & area since 1983