Ski Lessons

23 Dec 2018

Bruce Wurtele

06 Jan 2019 … 24 Feb 2019

Classic and skate ski lessons will be offered on Sundays in January and February. Is it time to hone up your skills? Then join a group ski lesson this winter! Book your lesson online or contact us at (705) 931-5672 or for information on private lessons.

Reserve Online

Gift Certificates

10 Dec 2018

Bruce Wurtele

Looking for a gift for that special someone? Gift certificates in any amount are available for purchase online for trail passes, rentals, or lessons.

Purchase your gift certificate today!


Adult Lessons

01 Dec 2018

Bruce Wurtele

Online registration is now open for 2019 adult lessons. Interested in improving your technique? Sign-up for a group lesson on Sundays in January and February for skate or classic technique. Visit the Adult Lessons page for more info and to register.

School Groups

30 Nov 2018

Bruce Wurtele

Bookings for school group visits to Kawartha Nordic are now open for this winter. Please visit the School Groups page for details and to book your visit online. 

Buy a seasons pass

23 Nov 2018

Bruce Wurtele

With the early start to the ski season, you'll be sure to take advantage of a season pass at Kawartha Nordic. Get yours today at Discounted rates until Nov 30 at midnight

2019 Kawartha Nordic Skiathlon

10 Nov 2018

Todd Harris

24 Feb 2019

racers are off

Race is STILL on for Sunday, Feb 24. Be prepared for rainy conditions .

Kawartha Nordic is excited to be bringing the skiathlon race format to the 2019 Southern Ontario District Paraffin race series on Sunday 24-Feb-2019 and registration is now open on 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.

Save the date and sign-up today.

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Wild Rock Ski Swap

28 Oct 2018

Bruce Wurtele


The Wild Rock Outfitters Nordic Ski Gear Swap returns Saturday, November 17th. This is your chance to grab a great deal on used cross country ski gear for the entire family - it all kicks off Sat Nov 17th at 10am in their back parking lot.

Looking to upgrade your ski gear? Sell your old nordic ski gear at the Swap for 100% store credit or 80% cash - you can bring in your gear Mon Nov 12 - Fri Nov 16th. Don't miss the Nordic Ski Gear Swap!!

note: cash only to purchase items in swap

Ski Swap

Trail Work

24 Oct 2018

Bruce Wurtele

12 Nov 2018

Trail clearing, firewood splitting, signs, cabin cleanup... there are a lot of jobs to get ready for the winter season and lots of volunteers that help out. Thank you!

While we have a few organized work days in the fall, much of the volunteering is more organic whereby small groups come up on their own schedule to pitch in where they can. If you have a plan to come up and would like a few extra hands, email us ( and we'll post your date here. Have you been up to volunteer? Send us an update via email so we know where to direct the next volunteers.

Trail Clearing: while the trails are mechanically mowed each fall, the trails can always use more TLC to remove branches, sticks and stones from the trail bed. Our groomers especially appreciate removal of large stones that 'pop-up' on the trail from frost heaving. Use your loppers to cut back over-hanging branches that intefere with safe skiing. The snowshoe trails will also get a pass-through for brushing and removal of any fallen trees. Report any large fallen trees you come across.

Firewood: our cabins are warm and cozy all winter thanks to the wood stoves.... but not without firewood. Behind the Woodfine chalet is firewood central where logs are bucked and split and then stacked in the wood shed and under the deck. If you find a large pile of split firewood, then feel free to stack it in the woodshed by the back door or under the deck. There is a good pile of firewood at Tanney cabin that currently needs stacking in the woodshed. Oct 30 Update: the firewood at Tanney has been stacked but we will be taking another few loads to Tanney and Laderach cabins that will require stacking. Check back for updates.

Work Days:

More dates will be posted as we confirm leads.

A volunteer coordinator will be at the Woodfine Chalet at the beginning of the day and will leave instructions for those arriving later in the day

  • November 12 - 10am - 2pm
  • additional dates ... check back for details

Please RSVP to Please bring work gloves, work boots/ footwear, snacks and drinks, loppers, handsaws, trimmers or any other equipment you might make good use of.