Important COVID Information

04 Jan 2022

Kawartha Nordic

KN COVID-19 Screening Tool

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.

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?
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, all visitors must 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.

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 covering. 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 visit, 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 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 (Revised January 4, 2022).

  • All participants 12 years of age and older, coaches and volunteers, and caregivers that will interact with the program must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination (QR Code version).
  • All participants, coaches and volunteers and caregivers must complete the KN COVID-19 Screening Tool and show they have passed the screening when joining the program.
  • Children in youth programs should bring their own water and snacks, spare mitts, and equipment as required
  • Wear a mask when joining the program and when physical distancing cannot be maintained

Please arrive early to complete these steps.

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 (Revised January 4, 2022)

Lastest Updates:


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.

Youth Programs

04 Oct 2021

Bruce Wurtele

15 Jan 2022 … 26 Feb 2022

Note: January 15th session is moved to January 16th due to cold temperatures. Please check your email for details.

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 Racing Rabbits program will run only in the afternoon (1-3pm) as well as Wednesday evenings.

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 Club Race Series 1

14 Jan 2022

Bruce Wurtele

23 Jan 2022

2022 Kawartha Nordic Club Race Series 1 

Sunday 23-Jan-2022

This event is meant to be a fun introductory race experience for skiers of all ages and abilities.

Due to COVID-19 concerns, this race is open to Kawartha Nordic members only.

Registration is now open on Zone4.


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All Kawartha Nordic members can access one free trail pass at Haliburton Nordic. Members from Haliburton Nordic have the same reciprocal benefit at Kawartha Nordic. This exchange program is intended to enhance cooperation and awareness between our two regional clubs. Since Haliburton Nordic operates self-serve kiosks at each of their 3 trail systems, please write "KNSC + your name and Member ID" on the self serve registration slip. Enjoy!

Kawartha Nordic is Hiring

11 Nov 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:

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.
  • October 16 and 17 - cancelled due to heavy rain forecast
  • October 23 and 24
  • October 30  - cancelled due to rain forecast
  • October 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

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

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.