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.
- 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.
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?
3. Are you visiting from a more restrictive zone?
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, please 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 while classified as being in a Red-Control zone.
Bring a Face Mask! a face mask is required within the chalet, trail-side cabins, 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 ccovering. 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 visiit, 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 plan to limit your time in the chalet since the capacity is limited. Use it for a quick change of your boots, to warm up, or a quick snack. If you can, consider using the picnic tables outside. Please note the chalet, trail-side cabins and wax room are closed at this time.
Our Plan for KN Programs
All programs and events were put on hold during the Province-wide Shutdown. Now that we have returned to the Covid-19 Provincial Response Framework, programs and private or semi-private lessons will resume as of Feb 20.
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.
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 (Approved November 18, 2020)
Visiting Kawartha Nordic from Other Regions
The Reopening Ontario plan still suggests that everyone stay home as much as possible and not travel outside their local Health Region, especially between regions that are not in the same color zone.
As Peterborough is currently in the Yellow zone, please do not visit Kawartha Nordic if your home region is not also in the Green or Yellow zone.
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.