Annual General Meeting

02 Oct 2022

Bruce Wurtele

14 Nov 2022

The Annual General Meeting of the members of the KAWARTHA NORDIC SKI CLUB, INCORPORATED will be held on Monday November 14, 2022 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: (virtual connection details emailed to eligible members)
Date: Monday, November 14, 2022
Time: 7:00pm

Thank you to those who have volunteered to assist with the Kawartha Nordic Youth Program. There are, however, still many spots open.

To run the program these positions still need to be filled;

Weekend Program;

  • 5 Bunnyrabbit Coaches 
  • 13 Jack Rabbit Coaches 
  • 20 Track Attack Coaches 

Midweek Programs;

  • 1 Racing Rabbit Coach
  • 3 U12/U14 Coaches

Check out KN's ivolunteer sign-up page to add your name to a program! 

We are also looking for 2 dynamic and experienced individuals to lead our Bunnyrabbit and Racing Rabbits positions. The Bunny Rabbits are a weekend program and the Racing Rabbits are midweek. The role isnt very different from the standard program coach, but you would be willing to mentor newer coaches, by answering questions and assisting with their daily program. The Communications and Volunteer Coordinator would be handling many of the logistics around our programs, such as group assignments, registration and volunteer coach recruitment, allowing the lead coaches to focus on the program, the other coaches and the athletes.

Visit the Lead Coach job descripton for more details.


Youth Programs

Despite the warm and sunny days, we are already gearing up to plan our Youth Programs for next year!

Thanks to the many volunteers we had for 2021-22 we ran a full program of classes for over 125 athletes – Bunny Rabbits, Jackrabbits, Racing Rabbits and Track Attack. To implement these classes, we hired a part-time program coordinator and 4 lead coaches. The other positions required to run these programs were filled by volunteer coaches - members like you.

We are exploring ideas for the youth programs for next year, but first we need to ensure that there will be enough volunteers to help coach. If you are able to help out with some or all of the season, please let us know by clicking HERE  and choose a volunteer option that best works for you. This way, we can begin to plan for a fantastic season ahead.


Trail Work

The derecho storm that struck in May, as well as other severe storms that ensued throughout this summer, left their mark across Ontario. Kawartha Nordic was not spared. We have been able to have the fallen trees moved off the trails, but much debris still remains. We have set up some chores and dates and are looking for volunteers to help clean up the trails and prepare firewood for the coming ski season.

There are a few loppers, clippers and axes onsite at KN, or bring your own if you can.

Please click HERE to access the KN volunteer program. There you will find the options that are available to you for this falls Trail Work. 

Warning, there will be gentle Canid leg traps set along some of KN trails. A map outside the Rental trailer will show the trap locations. Please keep your pets on leash.

We would love to have you as part of the Kawartha Nordic volunteer team!


Ultra Marathon and Trail Race

18 Aug 2022

Wendi Reid

13 Aug 2022

On August 13th 2022 Kawartha Lakes Lightening hosted an Ultra Marathon and trail race on Kawartha Nordic Trails. 

The chip timed, bibbed races offered were; 52km, 26km or a team relay where all 4 team members run the 13km course at the same time.

The race followed a 13km course that ran from Beaver to Fisher to Kenner, up Kenner to Trillium, up Trillium to Kawartha then down kawartha to the finish line by the trail head. 4 laps were run for the full Ultra Marathon. 

Participants received a limited edition running hat sponsered by the Achilles Association, and Gunther Shubert made chili with fresh bread for them to enjoy upon completion of the race.

Funds from the race will go to Kawartha Nordic, Monarch Ultra and Kawartha Lakes Lightening and donations were also accepted to go towards the Peterborough Youth Shelter (Peterborough YES shelter)

With the success of this first time running event at Kawartha Nordic, we hope to continue to provide a venue for these races.




04 Apr 2022

Bruce Wurtele

 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!

New Date for Double Double

28 Feb 2022

Bruce Wurtele

13 Mar 2022

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 Invitational

16 Feb 2022

Todd Harris

16 Feb 2022

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)

24hr Marathon for Mental Health

11 Feb 2022

Bruce Wurtele

26 Feb 2022 … 27 Feb 2022

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: 

To learn more about the CMHA HKPR mobile clinic visit: