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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.

Registration is completed online using our partner Zone4. Follow the links on the membership or youth programs pages. 

Important COVID Information

09 Oct 2020

Todd Harris

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.

Lastest Updates:

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.

Trail Work Weekends

10 Oct 2021

Bruce Wurtele

23 Oct 2021 … 31 Oct 2021

Come and be part of the volunteer team onsite at Kawartha Nordic on the following dates between 11am and 4pm and participate in trail clearing and site preparation for the upcoming ski season.
 
Dates:
  • October 16 and 17 - cancelled due to heavy rain forecast
  • October 23 and 24
  • October 30 and 31
The tasks will be outlined on a whiteboard outside the rental trailer. Some of the tasks requiring attention are:
  • 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
One area of fall trail work worth special mention is the revival of the old Adam Scott North trail, joining Adam Scott and Kenner north of Fisher. Work along this 700m area will be a bit more demanding than the other trail prep, but maintains historic value for the Kawartha Nordic trail network. This trail is being reopened as a 'wilderness' ungroomed trail for classic skiers.
 
Please bring what gear you have: shovels, loppers, clippers, axes… and dress to get dirty (work gloves, boots, eye protection etc.) Do what you can, every bit helps!
 
We ask that you continue to practice social distancing and wear your mask when in close proximity to others. The main Woodfine lodge and all outlying cabins will remain closed, but the washrooms and outhouses are still available for use. Please follow all posted COVID directives.

Annual General Meeting

10 Oct 2021

Bruce Wurtele

08 Nov 2021

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 board@kawarthanordic.ca.

Location: (details to be emailed to eligible members)
Date: Monday, November 8, 2021
Time: 7:00pm

Youth Programs

04 Oct 2021

Bruce Wurtele

08 Jan 2022 … 26 Feb 2022

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.

For more information check out our programs online or take a look at our Youth Program Handbook.

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.

Kawartha Nordic is Hiring

04 Sep 2021

Bruce Wurtele

 Kawartha Nordic is looking for Candidates to fulfill the following roles for the 2021-2022 ski season.

Details on the positions and information regarding how to apply can be found in the following job notices:

Future Development Outline

14 Jul 2021

Todd Harris

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 board@kawarthanordic.ca 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.

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KN Photo Contest Winners

10 Apr 2021

Bruce Wurtele

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!!

Congatulations to...

Kyler Amsbury 1st place for the Skiing category

 

Ben Taylor 1st place for the Nature category

 

Derek Abrams 1st place for the Family category