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Celebrating Our Champions and Their Coach! Off to Nationals in Nakkertok Ontario Today!

Join us in recognizing the incredible talent and dedication of four outstanding athletes who are set to compete at Nationals in Nakkertok Ontario this weekend. These individuals exemplify the very best of sportsmanship, dedication, and excellence, and we couldn’t be prouder of their achievements.

🎉 Let’s cheer on Maya Abraham, Dawson Abraham, Gabriel Janz, and Aleah Smith as they embark on this exciting journey. Their relentless determination, hard work, and passion for their sport have led them to this prestigious stage, representing not only themselves but our entire community and Nelson Nordic Ski Club with pride.

👏 And let’s not forget to extend our heartfelt appreciation to their coaches, Doris Hausleitner and Kurstun Smith, whose guidance, mentorship, and unwavering support have played a pivotal role in shaping these athletes into the champions they are today. Doris and Kurstun’s dedication and expertise have been instrumental in helping Maya, Dawson, Gabriel, and Aleah reach their full potential.

🏅 Maya, Dawson, Gabriel, Aleah, and Coach Doris, you have already made us immensely proud. Wishing you the best of luck and success at Nationals. Go out there, give it your all, and show the world what you’re made of! 💪🏼🥇#NationalsBound#Champions#Inspiration#CoachesMatter

Aleah Smith
Gabriel Janz
Dawson Abraham
Maya Abraham


“Hello skiers and Nordic supporters,

Despite the hard working efforts of the NNSC 2024 Kootenay Cup Race committee it seems that El Nino has taken the win.

Current Kootenay cup race course conditions at the Club have deteriorated over the past week. With no significant snowfall and warm temperatures predicted over the coming days it is unlikely that the snow conditions will hold up to host the event. We explored different course options and ways to host, however, in the end we were unable to set alternate routes for the race courses.

It is for these reasons that we regretfully are cancelling the 2024 NNSC Kootenay Cup Races scheduled for February 17/18, 2024.

This season has sent many weather challenges and we are stoked that you have not been swayed from your training.You gritted your teeth and honed your racing skills all the while dreaming of the day when you could don your race attire in pursuit of those Chocofellar golds! We hope to see you at the races next year!

While the Kootenay cup is on hold until next year we do have other events planned that do not have the same course criteria as the Kootenay Cup.

Many of our trails are good to go for our other events and general fun! 

This weekend come and ski the trails to our warming huts and enjoy the wonderful soup samples from our many amazing culinary sponsors at our popular Tour de Soup, February 10, 12 – 2:00 pm. Soup donations by:

Main street Diner, Sprout Eatery Nelson, The Block at Railtown, Kootenay Co-op, Finley’s Irish Bar, The Hume Hotel-Spa, Selkirk College Culinary Program and Outer Clove Restaurant.

For details go to NNSC Tour de Soup 2024