Membership and youth program registration
October is the time when membership and program registration starts at Kawartha Nordic!
Advanced registration opens at 7am on October 11 for past members from last season. Please check your email on October 11 with all of the details you need to know to get signed up for this coming ski season.
Registration for new members will open at 7am on October 16.
This page contains important information on our plans and protocols for operating under the COVID-19 Pandemic. We will be updating this page with new information as it becomes available so please check back each time you visit to ensure we keep everyone safe.
- 4 Oct 2021 — Kawartha Nordic COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Policy approved (applies to program participants/caregivers/volunteers and staff)
- 16 Jul 2021 — Ontario moved to Step 3 of Roadmap to Reopen
- 8 Mar 2021 — Moving to the Red-Control Zone today, brings some additional restrictions and guidelines.
- 19 Feb 2021 — With the announcement today of the extension to the Stay-at-Home Order for Toronto and Peel regions, it is important to remind ourselves of the Province's travel expectations.
- 16 Feb 2021 — As Peterborough County moves into a Reopening Ontario Yellow Zone, it will be important to remember our plan and remain safe.
- 12 Jan 2021 — the Kawartha Nordic trails remain open during the Provincial State of Emergency, but attention to Provincial directives is imperative.
- 23 Dec 2020 — the Kawartha Nordic trails will be open during the Province-wide Shutdown with modifications to our protocols.
Kawartha Nordic has been working with Peterborough Public Health and Cross Country Ski Ontario to design plans and protocols that meet or exceed Local, Provincial, or National standards while adhering to all Emergency Orders and Directives.
Our main objectives will be to:
- Avoid the 3 C’s: Closed-spaces, Crowds, Contact
- Promote the 3 W’s: Wash frequently, Wear a mask, Widely space
- Follow all XCSO & Public Health Guidelines plus Provincial & Federal Directives
- Communicate and Document
Before Visiting Kawartha Nordic
Please consider the following important questions, each day you wish to join us:
1. Have you, or any member of your party, failed the KN COVID-19 Screening Tool?2. Do you, or any members of your party, feel the precautions described below and in place at Kawartha Nordic are not offering adequate protection?
3. Are you visiting from a more restrictive zone?
If you answer YES to any of these questions, please refrain from visiting Kawartha Nordic and follow the guidance of your local health authority.
Preparing for your Visit to Kawartha Nordic
Complete your Online Screening: Each day before visiting, please complete the KN COVID-19 Screening Tool. The collection of this information is a requirement for our trails and services to be open for business while classified as being in a Red-Control zone.
Bring a Face Mask! a face mask is required within the washroom building, in queue at the rental shop, and when participating in programs when not physically distant from coaches or other skiers. Note that a ski buff is not considered an adequate face ccovering. Once out exercising on the trails you do not need to wear your face mask. Please maintain 2 metre physical distancing from other skiers.
Trail Passes: on the same day you plan to visiit, please purchase your trail pass online before visiting Kawartha Nordic. If you wish to pay by cash, please use the self-serve kiosk at the trail-head (exact change only). Once you've purchased your trail pass online please keep a paper or electronic receipt with you as your trail pass - you do not need to obtain a trail pass when you arrive at Kawartha Nordic.
Rentals: please download, complete, and print the rental form and bring it with you to the rental shop at Kawartha Nordic. There will be no entry to the rental shop this year. Pay for your rentals through the window and return your rentals to the wax room.
Chalet: Please note the chalet, trail-side cabins and wax room will remain closed at this time.
Our Plan for KN Programs
All programs and events were put on hold during the Province-wide Shutdown. Now that we have returned to the Covid-19 Provincial Response Framework, programs and private or semi-private lessons will resume as of Feb 20.
All participants, students, athletes, coaches, and leaders for any Kawartha Nordic ski program, including Youth Programs (Bunnyrabbits, Jackrabbits, Jack Attack & Track Attack), the Racing Team (U12/U14/U16/U18/U20/U23), and Private, Semi-Private & Group Ski Lessons, are required to know and follow the expectations layed out in the Kawartha Nordic Safe Return-to-Sport Plan.
Our Plan for Skiing & Snowshoeing
Details on our plans for helping members and day users stay safe while visiting the club for personal skiing and snowshoeing are layed out in the Return-to-Skiing for Facilities Plan (Approved November 18, 2020)
Visiting Kawartha Nordic from Other Regions
The Reopening Ontario plan still suggests that everyone stay home as much as possible and not travel outside their local Health Region, especially between regions that are not in the same color zone.
As Peterborough is currently in the Yellow zone, please do not visit Kawartha Nordic if your home region is not also in the Green or Yellow zone.
If visitors are travelling to Kawartha Nordic from outside the region, they are asked to respect the current public health advice regarding inter-regional travel. Refer to the Government of Ontario response framework and your local public health agency. Peterborough Public Health has published guidance for seasonal property owners who may frequently visit Kawartha Nordic.
- October 16 and 17 - cancelled due to heavy rain forecast
- October 23 and 24
- October 30 and 31
Firewood cutting, chopping splitting, and disbursement
Clearing the trails of debris and dead fall and trimming back.
Cleaning up growth around the trailers, lodge, stadium, and surrounding area
Disbursement of picnic tables
Relocation of asphalt
The Annual General Meeting of the members of the KAWARTHA NORDIC SKI CLUB, INCORPORATED will be held on Monday November 8, 2021 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm. In addition to the electing our directors and receiving the annual and financial report, come on out to hear about the modifications to our programs and services this year.
Nominations for Directors may be made in writing and filed with the Secretary seven (7) days prior to the Annual General Meeting. All members in good standing, 16 years or over, are eligible to vote. Nominations may be sent to Kawartha Nordic Ski Club Inc., PO Box 1371, Peterborough ON, K9J 7H6 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Official AGM notice
- Minutes of last year's AGM on November 9, 2020
- KNSC Bylaws
- Agenda and Proposed Resolutions
- Financial Report for the year ending June 30, 2020
Location: (details to be emailed to eligible members)
Date: Monday, November 8, 2021
Youth Programs including Bunnyrabbits, Jackrabbits, Racing Rabbits, and Track Attack focus on skills and fun! For children from age 4 to 12, these programs are scheduled for 8 weeks in January and February 2022 on Saturdays (January 8, 15, 22, 29 and February 5, 12, 19, 26)
Again this year: to reduce crowding morning (10am to noon) and afternoon (1-3pm) sessions will be offered for Bunnyrabbits, Jackrabbits and Track Attack. The Jack Attack program will run only in the afternoon (1-3pm)
The main focus of all our youth lessons is fun on the snow. Within each program we aim to address the needs of beginner and experienced skiers, sometimes in separate groups.
Be sure to review the Covid-19 protocols for this ski season in the Return-to-Sport plan before you register and before each session.
The KN Board of Directors and Staff frequently hear ideas from members on future possibilities for development. This outline is meant to be a gathering place for brainstorming and consideration of possibilities. Some of these ideas may never become viable while others may in future become reality at our club. As a starting point, the KN Board and Staff have prioritized the ideas based on need and strategic direction.
- Priority A — Ideas identified as urgent needs, which, if possible and approved, could move forward before next season
- Priority B — Ideas which may possibly be approved in the near term, but which require more development and information gathering before any decision could be made
- Priority C — Ideas worth considering but which offer no urgency at this time and are neither scheduled nor approved
If you would like to offer feedback or support, please submit it to email@example.com or reach out to any KN Board member.
For Priority A & B items in particular, we would like to hear from you by 31 August 2021 as the Board studies possibly moving forward with implementation for Priority A items and with investigation and planning for Priority B items.
The remainder of this document provides a discription of the various ideas the Board has heard along with some maps showing possibilities.read more
We would like to thank everyone who participated in the Kawartha Nordic photo competition this season. It was not an easy decision to make with all the lovely submissions The winning photos will be framed and displayed in the Woodfine Lodge.
This will be a yearly challenge at Kawartha Nordic, so get your cameras ready for next season!!
Kyler Amsbury 1st place for the Skiing category
Ben Taylor 1st place for the Nature category
Derek Abrams 1st place for the Family category