*** New date *** A group ski to Tanney Cabin to help orient new members and visitors to the trails and facilities. Join us for a leisurely ski and learn about what the club has to offer. Open to all skiers including members and non-members who want to learn more about Kawartha Nordic!
Meet in front of the Woodfine Chalet at 10am on Sunday, January 26. Please bring water and a snack and your own equipment (or rent equipment from the Kawartha Nordic rental shop).
Fat biking: just a fad or here to stay? We are conducting a fat biking test this Sunday, December 22. The bikes will be ridden on closed trails and closely monitored to see what kind of impact they have on the trails. Stay tuned as we learn more! Want to join us? Meet at Woodfine chalet at 10:30am or Email or call the rental shop firstname.lastname@example.org (705) 931-5672.
Update: The fat biking test day turned out to be quite fun. When the temperature was below zero, tire tracks were not very noticeable on the snow, and seems to be a nice option when the trail conditions aren't great for skiing. There is still a lot to discuss to make this sport work at the club (including insurance issues) so please stay tuned as we work it out!
Enjoy these Kawartha Nature Notes to increase your awareness of the natural heritage features of the area traversed by the Kawartha Nordic Ski Club trails. Thanks to club member Mike McMurtry for this informative and interesting piece. Also posted in the cabins for your reading pleasure.
Youth Programs including Bunnyrabbits, Jackrabbits, Jack Attack, and Track Attack will be held 1–3pm on Saturdays from Jan 4 to Feb 22. Please check your email for more details from the Youth Program Coordinator.
Kawartha Nordic is excited to be hosting our skiathlon race on Sunday 2-Feb-2020 starting at 10am. A much longer and more storied, but informal version of the skiathlon has been a staple event at Kawartha Nordic for many years.
This event is meant to be a fun introductory race experience, for skiers of all ages and abilities. Registration Now Open!read more
Join us on Friday, February 21 at 7 pm for an evening ski and coffee house at the Woodfine Chalet.
It will not be a full moon, so you will need headlamps! Skiers can leave at any time after dusk but we plan to have some guided ski times every half hour starting at 5:30pm.
The coffee house starts at 7pm and will feature several acts including a classical quartet, folk singers, a ukulele choir and rock duet! Some of the big names include the Classical Chicks, Southside, Mathew Macleod and High Fluoro!
Bring your own snacks and beverages!
The rental shop will be open for this event if you need to rent skis or snowshoes! You will also need to buy a night pass if you are not a member.
The Kawartha Nordic Strategic Plan 2020-2025 was approved at the November 11, 2019 Annual General Meeting. The plan sets out the vision, mission and values for Kawartha Nordic and presents an overarching goal to grow engagement by 20% and invest in creating high quality experiences for our community.
Vision: A thriving, inclusive community, inspiring a love of cross-country skiing and being active outdoors
Mission: Kawartha Nordic is a community whose mission is to provide high-quality trails, facilities and programming to support and develop cross-country skiers of all ages and abilities, as they experience the joy of winter in the Kawarthas
The strategic plan includes strategies and tactics organized around 4 pillars: High-value experiences, Sustainable revenue, Optimal operational capacity, and Loyal and engaged community.
Read up on the strategic plan and think about how you can get involved to help implement this ambitious plan.