On Friday, our grooming team worked very hard and we are pleased to announce that Clearwater trail and the Wolverine Loop have been groomed and trackset! These trails are in good early season condition and are available for classic and skate skiing this weekend! Woo hoo! Thank you, groomers!

As well, Busk/Euphrates has been trackset for classic skiing and is in fair early season condition, though there are some bare patches remaining and we do not recommend skate skiing on Busk/Euphrates at this time.

The Apex trails and night loop remain closed for the time being, as the coverage is still a bit patchy. We will be attempting further grooming on the night loop and stadium during the day on Saturday in hopes of holding our first Jackrabbits practice of the season on Sunday morning. For your safety and for the safety of our grooming operators, please remain off the Apex trail system until it is officially open.

Thank you, and we hope you enjoy your first ski of the season at Nelson Nordic Ski Club!


Trails update for Friday, December 13, 2019:

We received another approximately 7cm of fresh snow overnight. Yesterday, grooming staff packed snow on several trails and we request that everybody please stay off the trail system again today as our grooming staff will be out again, working hard to groom several trails on the system.

At this point, we hope to have at least some of the trails available to ski over the weekend and we will update Facebook and the website as soon as possible. For your safety and the safety of our grooming team, we appreciate your cooperation in remaining off the trails until we officially open for the season.


Hooray, it snowed! Please note, our trails remain closed today, as our grooming staff will be out working to pack the fresh snow that we received overnight!

Thank you for your cooperation in remaining off the trails until we officially open for the season. It won’t be too long now!

Stay tuned to this space and to our Conditions & Weather page for further updates and more information. Or follow us on Facebook.


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!

Serving nordic skiers in Nelson & area since 1983