All posts by Karen Redfern

Trail and Grooming Update

March 15, 2024

Good Morning,
The time is 7:00am and the current temperature is -3c and temperatures will rise to about +10 later in the day.

We have switch things up a bit and Clearwater, Wolverine, Cabin and Cottonwood. We are in the process of grooming the Apex side and then on to Busk. This should give the best conditions for managing any ice forming with the warm days and cooler nighttime temperatures.

Moose Loop is closed due to avalanche risk until further notice.

Don’t forget that the Clearwater Challenge is on this Sunday, March 17, start tme is 10:00 am and registration opens at 9:15. See you all there…come on we know you want to ring the bell:)

Trails and Grooming Report

March 10, 2024
Happy Daylight Savings,
The time is 7:15 am and the temperature is 0c and snowing. The skies are overcast and we should see temperatures rise above zero later in the day.
Cottonwood/Railgrade Apex loop and Nightloop are ready to go and have been refreshed, there is one more pass of Euphrates to be done and then Clearwater will be refreshed, including the loops. we started late due to the snow and we received 3cm of new snow.
The count down has started to our Clearwater Challenge on March 17th so grab your skis and come on out for a ski!

Smooth Grooves Trails & Tracks Upgrades Fundraiser – Extended and Open Now!

Nelson Nordic Ski Club needs your help to upgrade our trails this summer and to help us fundraise for future trail expansions and our Anderson Bridge Repair Project!

Wow, what a season! Mother Nature threw a lot at us this year. We moved snow, piled snow, stored snow, buried pallets and even put in a new trail! Canada weather had nothing on our hard-working Grooming Team:)

In the immediate future we want to keep you gliding on your skis no matter what Mother Nature has in store, so, we have been busy planning for some trail upgrades that include: opening up the canopy in some areas, raising and improving drainage on our low lying trails in and around Busk, replacing worn out bridge abutments and grading uneven trails to a smoother finish, which will allow for better grooming during low snow conditions.

That is not all though!

Our long-term goal is to further expand our trail system. This type of large infrastructure project will require a significant amount of Club funds to implement.

Preliminary reviews of future trail expansions possibilities are underway, but no final project area has been determined at this time.

The Club is reviewing the feasibility of expanding along the Hall Siding corridor, and initial plans and estimates for this expansion are upwards of $270k or higher. Alternative areas that connect to our trails are also being investigated.

We have already begun writing grants to secure funds for future expanion projects.

Help us achieve our goals, donate now through the link below.

Clearwater Challenge! March 17, 2024

It’s Clearwater Challenge time! Join us for the return of this fun, friendly community fundraiser for our Nelson Nordic Ski Team.

For some, it’s an opportunity to test themselves against the clock to beat the field or set a PR up Clearwater Main Trail. For others, it’s a challenge to get to the top for the first time this year, or maybe for the first time ever!

All ages are welcome! Everyone’s a winner when they take on the Clearwater Challenge!

Sunday, March 17, 2024

Registration: 9:30 am
Event start: 10:00 am
$20 entry fee, you choose whether to ski skate or classic.
Amazing door prizes at the finish! Please pay with cash.

Big thanks to our sponsors and prize donors: Ambler, Gerick Cycle & Ski, Nelson Chocofellar and Biggs Heating and Plumbing!

Clearwater Challenge, March 17, 2024

It’s Clearwater Challenge time! Join us for the return of this fun, friendly community fundraiser for our Nelson Nordic Ski Team.

For some, it’s an opportunity to test themselves against the clock to beat the field or set a PR up Clearwater Main Trail. For others, it’s a challenge to get to the top for the first time this year, or maybe for the first time ever!

All ages are welcome! Everyone’s a winner when they take on the Clearwater Challenge!

Sunday, March 17, 2024

Registration: 9:30 am
Event start: 10:00 am
$20 entry fee, you choose whether to ski skate or classic.
Amazing door prizes at the finish! Please pay with cash.

Big thanks to our sponsors and prize donors: Ambler, Gerick Cycle & Ski, Nelson Chocofellar