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Blue skies at Nelson Nordic Ski Club

Earlybird memberships are now available for the 2021-22 season at Get unlimited skiing and snowshoeing at Nelson Nordic Ski Club for one low price! Rates go up on November 7, 2021.

Become a member of our not-for-profit society and our active nordic skiing community! Your membership fees allow access to our designated ski and snowshoe trails all season long!

Membership Card Pickup

We are planning to offer a few different opportunities for you to pick up your new membership card over the next couple of months. Please stay tuned to our Facebook page and our eNews for more information.

If you wait until your first ski to pick up your membership card, please note:

New members

If you’re a new member, please come to the APEX Kiosk when you arrive for your first ski of the season. Our Apex parking lot is located at the base of Whitewater Road, 10 minutes south of Nelson. The kiosk attendant will take your picture out the window of the kiosk and then print you a card, which you will retain for this year and future seasons.

Returning members

If you already have a membership card from previous seasons, please bring it with you to either kiosk (Busk/Clearwater or Apex) to get a 2021-22 sticker for your card. If you no longer have your membership card, please come to the Apex Kiosk.


March 25, 2021

Good Morning Skiers,

Conditions at our club as of 07:00AM are -1 Celsius at Apex and -2 Celsius up Clearwater. skies are partly cloudy and winds are light. Predicted day time highs are +7 Celsius with partly cloudy skies and some flurries.

Mark is grooming this morning and tells me Clearwater and Busk/Euphrates are complete, including all loops. He is heading over to Apex, and plans to do Cottonwood, Apex and the Night loop. Thanks for this Mark!

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal, it is the courage to continue that counts.” Winston Churchill


March 15, 2021

Good Morning Team,
As of 6:15AM temperatures at our club are just a hair south of 0 Celsius. A dusting of snow has fallen over night. Predicted day time highs are +7 with overcast skies, possibly some precipitation.

Jason is working hard at this moment grooming away, most of the Apex side is done (not including Night Creek, Grizzly and Rail Grade) and from the GPS tracker, it looks Jason just came down the Busk Connecter and is grooming busk right now. Clearwater will be last, and Jason asks skiers to avoid Clearwater until the grooming sign is removed. This will be sometime after 7:30AM. Thanks Jason!

Beware the Ides of March!On this day in the year 44 BC, Julius Caesar, was assassinated in the Senate Chambers in Rome. Caesar was about to be declared a dictator for life. 60 senators conspired, to preserve the 465-year-old Roman republic, and remove the would-be dictator before he could ascend to this high office. Unfortunately, the plan to return Rome to a Republic failed. After a period of civil war, Julius Caesar’s Nephew, Octavian, became the first Roman Emperor, Augustus. Rome was ruled by Emperors, until its fall 520 years later.
“O that a man might knowthe end of this day’s business ere it come!But it sufficeth that the day will end and then the end is known.”― William Shakespeare, Julius CaesarAdd to Your PostBoost Post


Saturday, March 13th

Another snowless night out there on the trails. As of 6:30am it is -7C, with the sun illuminating a cloudless sky. There is a predicted high of +11C and for the sun to remain unchallenged in the sky all day.

The corduroy is fresh on: all loops on Clearwater, and Busk, and Apex side is to be complete by about 8am. The condition of the trails are similar to yesterday, good to excellent, except for Busk which is only good conditions because it is showing signs of spring.

Fact of the Day: We probably have all heard about how the Inuit have 50 words for snow, but the Sami people of northern Finland, Sweden, Norway, and Russia have 180 words for different types of snow! The Sami are traditionally fishers, trappers and reindeer herders. That many ways to describe snow is pretty impressive, but that is nothing compared to the approximately 1000 words they have for reindeer!


Can you think of some words that we use to describe snow in the English language???