All posts by Jaime Frederick


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
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
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


❄️ 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.


We attempted a refresh of the skate lanes this morning, but with freezing overnight and a very crusty layer on top, it was apparent that conditions would not be improved by grooming this morning.

The majority of trails were last groomed yesterday and skiers should expect very fast, icy conditions this morning. Trails should soften up throughout the day, and we are expecting some flurries in the forecast tonight which may make grooming more successful tomorrow.


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.