All posts by Jaime Frederick


Our primary grooming machine is back up and running thanks to the hard work of our tireless mechanic, Ryan DeJong! Three cheers for Ryan!

Trails were groomed early this morning. With recent precipitation, valley trails are beginning to get quite soft, but Clearwater main trail is still in very good condition, especially above 2km.


As noted in our communication of March 25, 2020, Nelson Nordic Ski Club has been granted permission to continue grooming trails, including those that are situated on Crown land. We have closed our buildings, including outhouses, and are no longer taking payments but our intention is to continue grooming the trails at least through this coming weekend (April 5) and longer if weather conditions will allow it. 

However, continuation of grooming is also contingent on our members and other trail users complying with social distancing measures as recommended by the health authority to keep themselves and our communities safe. It is imperative that trail users maintain a minimum 2 metres distance from each other at all times. Please do not congregate at trailheads or elsewhere on the trail system. Similarly, please consider distancing recommendations when parking your vehicle in the parking lots.

Finally, and most importantly, if you should be self-isolating, you should not be using the trails. Please stay at home. From the BC Centre for Disease Control:

People without symptoms are required to self-isolate for 14 days and monitor for symptoms if they: 

  • Have arrived in B.C. from outside Canada.
  • Are contacts of a confirmed case, meaning they have been or could have been exposed to the virus but do not have symptoms.

Self-isolation means staying home and avoiding situations where you could come in contact with others. You may have been exposed to the virus and are at risk for developing COVID-19 and passing it on to others.   

Thank you for your cooperation. As long as members and other trail users continue enjoying the trails in a socially responsible manner, the Club will do its best to keep the trails groomed and accessible. We must all use an abundance of caution to prevent the transmission of the Covid-19 virus, support our front line health care workers and help bring this pandemic to an end. 

The Board and management will continue to monitor the situation at both a provincial and local level and will provide updates as necessary.


With all the rain, conditions were too soft to groom with a machine last night or this morning.

As of 10:30 a.m. skate lanes have been refreshed throughout the network with the sled and ginzu. Snow is falling and there will be some accumulation on the trails.

With colder temperatures in the forecast for tonight, we hope to be able to machine groom again early tomorrow morning.

A reminder to all members to follow rules of social distancing and the government’s quarantine/isolation recommendations. If you should not be outside of your house, you should not be using the trails.