OCup 5 / LCS Cup

19 Oct 2022

Todd Harris

17 Feb 2023 … 19 Feb 2023

Kawartha Nordic is pleased to be selected once again to host an Ontario Cup race. This event, the LCS Cup including OCup 5, is presented by Wild Rock Outfitters and will be held on the trails at Lakefield College School.

Registration and full details of the event including the race notice and results are available at

Trail Work Weekends Extended

09 Oct 2022

Wendi Reid

29 Oct 2022 … 20 Nov 2022

Trail Work

Thank you to all who have come out to help!

We have extended the work weekends to include Nov 5th & 6th, 12th &13th & 19 & 20, as there is still much work to be done! 

We have been able to clear the fallen trees from Kenner and Adam Scott trails, but much debris still remains. With the extended dates, we are hoping you can make it up to KN to volunteer and help clean up the trails and prepare firewood for the coming ski season.

If there is no wood to stack or trails to clear, check on the large whiteboard map outside the rental trailer, there may be some "around the lodge" tasks that KN could use a hand with. 

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 and sign up. There you will find the options that are available to you for this falls Trail Work. 

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

Membership and Program Registration Opens

04 Oct 2022

Wendi Reid

08 Oct 2022

Membership and Youth Program registration will open on October 8th at 8am. Follow Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or our website for details on online registration. Past members will also receive an email with all the details required to get signed up for this coming ski season.

Registration is completed online using our partner Zone4. Starting October 8th follow the links on the membership or youth programs pages.

Youth Programs

03 Oct 2022

Bruce Wurtele

07 Jan 2023 … 25 Feb 2023

Youth Programs including Bunnyrabbits, Jackrabbits, 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 2023 on Saturdays (January 7, 14, 21, 28 and February 4 5, 11, 18, 25)

  • Bunnyrabbits: Saturday afternoon 1-2 pm
  • Jackrabbits: Saturday morning 10 am -noon OR Saturday afternoon 1-3 pm
  • Track Attack Skate: Saturday morning 10 am -noon
  • Track Attack Classic: Saturday morning 10 am -noon 

Note: the Racing Rabbits program (formerly Jack Attack) will run only in the afternoon (1-3pm) as well as Wednesday evenings (registration for Racing Rabbits is part of the Race Team program and includes both classic and skate skiing).

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.

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.