January 7 Youth Program cancelled

04 Jan 2023

Kawartha Nordic

07 Jan 2023

Due to the mild and rainy temperatures, we have had to cancel all Saturday January 7th 2023 programs. 
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.                                                        We are looking forward to seeing the youth back on the Kawartha Nordic Trails!

Sunday January 15th is race 3 of the Ontario District Paraffin Series.

All trails at Kawartha Nordic will remain open to the public, and we ask that both racers and visitors ski with care.

Starting at 10:00 am, the races will follow a 3.1Km course, with 12.4 km being the longest race, and includes racers from U8 to Masters.

Come out and enjoy a fun day of nordic racing in a relaxed and inviting club atmosphere!

Please check out the updated:

Technical Guide

Online Registration


CMHA 8-Hour Ski Relay for Mental Health

31 Oct 2022

Wendi reid

22 Jan 2023

New for the 2023 season and following on the success of the John Hauser's 24-hour fundraising ski last season, Kawartha Nordic will be hosting an 8-hour Ski Relay on January 22. This event will be a team relay and fundraiser. Proceeds will go to the Canadian Mental Health association Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge, supporting their efforts to house those in need in our region.

Families, businesses, teams, and skiers of all levels are encouraged to participate. Expect a day of fun with activities alongside the relay, while giving back to our community.

Keep an eye on our website and newsletters for more exciting details regarding this event and how you can help out as a volunteer!

Participant Guide

Registration is completed on both Zone4 and CanadaHelps

Event Schedule:

  • 10 AM Opening with Drumming by local First Nations
  • 10 AM - 3 PM Outdoor Games
  • 11 AM - 2 PM Maple tafffy "la tire"
  • 1 PM - 3 PM Chili from Ashburnham Ale House
  • 5:09 Sunset, bring a headlamp for skiing after sunset
  • 6 PM Closing

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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

OFSAA Championship

19 Oct 2022

Todd Harris

22 Feb 2023 … 24 Feb 2023

Kawartha Nordic and Lakefield College School are partnering to host the 2023 OFSAA Nordic Ski Championship, presented by Wild Rock Outfitters. This event will be hosted on the trails of Lakefield College School on Thursday and at Kawartha Nordic on Friday, while Wednesday offers a chance for pre-skiing so athletes could be at either site.

Full details about this event are available through

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.