Photo credit: Steve Ogle, Nelson Kootenay Lake Tourism

Just learning to cross country ski, need a tune up on your technique, or just want to feel more comfortable on different terrain and become more proficient at skiing? Join our instructors for group adult learn to ski lesson series in classic or skate skiing.  

Qualified Nordic ski instructors will teach up to eight students per course in three one-hour courses in Classic Ski or Skate Ski techniques. Using an inclusive and student-centred approach, instructors will teach the principals of balance, coordination, propulsion and direction change on flat to gentle uphill terrain.

More information and registration.

Moonlit Ski

Join us for a beautiful ski by moonlight (and Tiki torches!) to the Euphrates Cabin. We’ll have an outdoor bonfire, hot apple cider and plenty of good vibes!

The cabin will be open. Please be sure to bring your own mug for cider, as well as a headlamp.

The route will be partially illuminated with Tiki torches back from the cabin along the Rail Trail.

Cost: $5 each for non-members
Or by donation for Nelson Nordic Ski Club Members

A fundraiser for our Nelson Nordic Track Attack and Junior Racers Ski Team!

Opening December 3!

Sunshine & Shadows on Clearwater
Photo: Steve Ogle, Nelson Kootenay Lake Tourism

Nelson Nordic Ski Club kiosks and select trails will open on Saturday, December 3rd, 2022!

We are thrilled to welcome back our more than 1,300 members, staff and volunteers for another fun and eventful ski season. We are proud to be celebrating our 40th year of winter fun and fitness in the heart of nature — and at the heart of our community!

Annual Memberships are now available on Zone 4.

We encourage members to avoid the lineups at the kiosk and sign up online. This will help save you, and others, time at the kiosks.

Membership Card Pickup

If you have waited until your first ski to pick up your membership card or annual sticker, please note:

New members (or if you don’t have your old card)

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, you may visit either kiosk (Busk/Clearwater or Apex) to get a 2022-23 sticker for your card (you must have your card with you). If you no longer have your membership card, please come to the Apex Kiosk.

Our 40th Anniversary!

Nelson Nordic is also coming up on its Big 4-0?! It’s true! In March 1983, we registered as a not-for-profit society, the Kokanee Nordic Ski Society, before changing our name to Nelson Nordic Ski Club three years later in 1986. Stay tuned for announcements about FUN anniversary celebrations coming in the months ahead!

We encourage members to sign up easily online.

Serving nordic skiers in Nelson & area since 1983