All posts by Jaime Frederick

JOB POSTING: HEAD COACH

Nelson Nordic Ski Club is seeking a Head Coach with the vision, energy and collaborative attitude to lead and develop youth and adult ski programs in our growing club community. 

The Head Coach will lead programming for long-term athlete development (LTAD) at all levels, with a priority placed on the Club’s Track Attack and Junior Racing programs. Supporting and following Nordiq Canada’s LTAD model, the head coach will provide on-snow and dryland training sessions for recreational and competitive athletes, year-round training programs where applicable, and ongoing feedback and communication with athletes and parents. The head coach will also support program growth, development and promotion; coach and instructor training; and provide technical support for the Club’s school outreach program and masters training groups.

Nelson Nordic Ski Club is a registered not-for-profit, full-service ski club that provides Nordic ski facilities to a growing membership of more than 1,300 skiers. Located 10km south of Nelson, BC, the Club grooms approximately 30km of trails for both classic and skate skiing and has programs for all levels of skiers, from Bunnies and Jackrabbits to Masters, as well as a large, well-subscribed School Outreach Program.

Nelson Nordic is a thriving Club showing steady growth and entering an exciting period of development and strategic planning. The head coach will play an important role in the continued development of the Club through collaboration with members, volunteers, staff, and board executive.

Nelson is a vibrant community located on the West Arm of Kootenay Lake in the Selkirk Mountains in southeastern BC. The Kootenay region boasts many recreational opportunities year-round, as well as a thriving cultural scene. It has frequently been voted one of the best places to live in the province, the country and even the world.

The Club is seeking a coach who:

• Has vision and displays passion and enthusiasm for nordic skiing

• Works collaboratively and has a flexible mindset;

• Consistently seeks knowledge and skill improvement, and shares knowledge and skills openly;

• Is highly energized and a motivator;

• Is technically skilled;

• Is an effective communicator and a good listener; and

• Is organized and demonstrates integrity.

The detailed job description is available here.

The Head Coach will report directly to the General Manager and work in collaboration with program coordinators, volunteer coaches, programming and operations staff and the General Manager. This position offers an annually renewable contract with a competitive compensation package based on experience, abilities and certification. The hours of the Head Coach vary seasonally, with more hours from September to March and reduced hours in spring and summer.

The position will require travel, as well as working in the evenings and on weekends.

Compensation for this position will be commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate, in the range of $24,000 to $28,000, inclusive of benefits. The eight month contract is set to commence August 15, 2021, with potential for extension. The Club is currently exploring grant opportunities that may allow us to transition to full-time year-round employment for this role.

A cover letter (1,000 words maximum) sharing your coaching vision and demonstrating your suitability for the position should accompany your resume, along with three professional references. These documents will be accepted until midnight (PDT) May 30, 2021. Please email documents to jaime@nelsonnordicski.ca.

For more information please contact Jaime Frederick (Nelson Nordic General Manager) at (250) 354-4299, or by email at jaime@nelsonnordicski.ca. We thank all applicants in advance. Only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

ANNUAL MEMBER SURVEY – We Want to Hear from You!

Complete our brief 10-minute member survey by Sunday, May 9, for your chance to WIN one of two adult or senior memberships for the 2021-22 season!

CLICK HERE FOR THE SURVEY

Thanks to the almost 250 people who have already responded to our annual Nelson Nordic Ski Club member survey. We very much appreciate you taking the time to offer your feedback.

We would like input from more of our 1,300 members this year. Whether you’ve been with us for the long haul or it was your first time joining, your feedback and ideas will be invaluable for Board and management as we plan operations for next season and future projects to improve and develop our Club.

If you weren’t a member, but skied or snowshoed at Nelson Nordic this season, we’d like to hear from you, too!

Thank you for participating, and good luck!

THAT’S ALL, FOLKS!

Wow! What a season we have had at Nelson Nordic Ski Club!

As we are starting to see bare patches on some trails, we have made the decision to stop grooming operations, effective today. We are very happy to have been able to extend our Nordic ski season until April 15 this year!

Thanks to our dedicated grooming staff for continuing their nightly excursions well into the spring. Conditions these past few weeks have been quite excellent despite limited snowfall and warm daytime temperatures.

Thanks to all our members for an incredible ski season, under somewhat difficult circumstances presented by the pandemic.

Stay tuned for our member survey in the days to come, for your chance to win great prizes!

TRAILS & GROOMING UPDATE

April 15, 2021

THAT’S ALL, FOLKS!

Wow! What a season we have had at Nelson Nordic Ski Club!

As we are starting to see bare patches on some trails, we have made the decision to stop grooming operations, effective today.

We are very happy to have been able to extend our Nordic ski season until April 15 this year! Thanks to our dedicated grooming staff for continuing their nightly excursions well into the spring. Conditions these past few weeks have been quite excellent despite limited snowfall and warm daytime temperatures.

Thanks to all our members for an incredible ski season, under somewhat difficult circumstances presented by the pandemic.

Stay tuned for our member survey in the days to come, for your chance to provide feedback and win great prizes!

TRAILS & GROOMING UPDATE

April 15, 2021


Good Morning,


As of 07:30AM, conditions at our club is -3 Celsius clear skies and a light breeze. Predicted day time high is +18 Celsius with clear skies to continue.


Alida is grooming this morning and she has completed Clearwater and Busk main and Euphrates. She tells me that the initial hill on Clearwater is icy and thin with some material showing through. She asks that you be very careful on this section. Alida rates the lower section poor, but upper Clearwater is good still. Thanks Alida, and all the groomers for doing such a great job this season.


This is probably my last post, so I would like to take the time to say I had a great time posting the daily updates and I really enjoyed seeing you all while working at the Kiosks this winter. Some of you I have known for years and some I have met for the first time. Everybody has been super positive and I am proud to be connected with this club!