Next ski season KNSC will be showcasing a rideshare app called “GroupCarPool“. This will be offered to cut down on the number of cars trying to navigate into our parking lot, and to diminish the heavy carbon footprint and financial impact of single-use car travel. Ride sharers will be able to relax comfortably in the heated Woodfine Cabin if they are finished skiing before their respective parties. Look for the app on our website at the start of next year’s season! If you have any other climate change/greening suggestions, we welcome your input. Thanks in advance for your thoughtfulness and willingness to embrace sustainable ways to continue the skiing passion!
The Double Double, originally planned for March 6th 2022, has now been changed to Sunday March 13th 2022.
The 14th anniversary of the Double Double Skiathlon will take place on Sunday March 13th 2022. The event includes the 60km double double (which is two laps of the outside loop classic followed by two laps of the skate loop) starting at 8 am and the 30km medium regular (1 lap of each discipline) starting at 9 am. Paul Wilkinson has been the volunteer coordinator of the Double Double since its inception. Routes are communicated on the day. It is totally self-supported. It's not a race. It's just for the spirit and accomplishment. No sign up required.
Kawartha Nordic welcomed the first high school race in many months with great success.
Athletes from five local schools raced in 2.5km, 5km, and 7km events, plus a 4 x 600m sprint relay
- 2022 Kawartha Invitational Individual Race Results
- Novice 4 x 600m Sprint Relay
- 1st LCS (Bib 181)
- 2nd TASSS/CSS/ASCVI (Bib 178)
- 3rd TASSS (Bib 177)
- 4th TASSS (Bib 176)
- 5th LCS (Bib 183)
- 6th CSS (Bib 179)
- Junior 4 x 600m Sprint Relay
- 1st TASSS/ASCVI (Bib 187)
- 2nd LCS (Bib 192)
- 3rd LCS (Bib 191)
- 4th SPCSS/ASCVI (Bib 185)
- 5th SPCSS (Bib 186)
- 6th TASSS (Bib 184)
- Senior 4 x 600m Sprint Relay
- 1st ASCVI (Bib 194)
- 2nd TASSS/ASCVI (Bib 193)
- 3rd LCS (Bib 196)
- 4th SPCSS (Bib 195)
On February 26-27th Peterborough area skier, John Hauser and his support team from Wildrock, will be skiing for a 24hr period (noon to noon) to raise funds for the Canadian Mental Health Association Halliburton, Pineridge Mobile Mental Health and Addictions Clinic. The concept for the fundraiser is from John, Wildrock staff member and Kawartha Nordic board of director member, who lost a cousin to suicide during the pandemic and also personally felt the toll of the pandemic on his own health, as he believes many others have. After speaking with Jeff Cadence and Jack Vietcong at CMHA HKPR about the Mobile Mental Health and addictions clinic, John felt this was a project he would like to get behind.
John and his team will set up camp near the Sugar Shack at Kawartha Nordic. Feel free to stop by during your visit to the club and see how the marathon is going. No additional participants can join the ski, but perhaps there will be opportunity in 2023.
You can donate to the Mobile Mental Health and addictions Clinic through the "24hr ski for mental health" fund at: https://cmhahkpr.ca/get-involved/donate/
To learn more about the CMHA HKPR mobile clinic visit: cmhahkpr.ca
2022 Kawartha Nordic Club Race Series 1
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.
Please note that most trails will be open for public skiing during the race. If you encounter a racer please yield to the side! Thank you
Registration is now open on Zone4.
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!
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)
- 10 Jan 2022 — Kawartha Nordic COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Policy revisions approved (applies to program participants/caregivers/volunteers and staff)
- 5 Jan 2022 — Ontario Moves to Modified Step 2 in the Roadmap to Reopen
- 4 Oct 2021 — Kawartha Nordic COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Policy approved
- 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.
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.