Nordic News: December 18th, 2016

Greetings from the RNSC!
There’s snow of the trails and we’re excited to be open.
We want to thank-you for joining and supporting our Nordic ski club.  As a member we will keep you up-to-date with our website ( and occasional emails like this.  Please read on to find out about some of the great things happening at our club:
Be Part of the Lantern Ski
The annual Lantern Ski will be on January 1st, 2017 from 5-8pm. Over 100 kerosene lanterns will be lit along Main Loop, as well as the lights turned on around Mickey’s Loop. There will be snacks and drinks in both the Ole Sandberg Cabin and the Day Lodge. The event is free for members. Non-members are welcome as well, and only pay the day use rate. Please remember to bring your own mug, and a headlamp is a good idea as well.
***We need some volunteers to help with this event:
  • Monday, December 19th 4-6pm: Lantern cleaning and filling. We need about 5 people.
  • January 1st, 2017: cabin hosts, lantern lighting, parking lot help. We need about 15 people.
If you can help out with any of these tasks, please respond to Brendan at
Pick up (and wear) Your Pass!
Your ski passes are available for pick-up in the lodge, and we ask you keep them visible at all times while skiing on our trails.  Wearing your pass with pride tells other skiers that you support our club, and it makes it easier for our office staff to speak to those skiers who need a reminder to purchase a day/season pass.
Speaking of Picking Up, We are Dog-Friendly.
We also want to remind dog owners to read and follow our dog policy, to respect our trails, and to pick-up after pets.  Thanks!
Firewood Fundraiser
This winter, you will notice two wood piles near the cat-barn and lodge.  Please do not let anyone climb on these piles.  We had intended to store this wood out of the way on Jackrabbit flats for the winter, but were unable to get up the road in the wet conditions. The current location was selected to minimize impacts on snow removal / parking availability, grooming, and skier experience. Hopefully the wood will soon be buried in snow. The wood will be cut and sold as a ski league program fundraiser in 2017.
Our Office Staff
You will find Kelsey Knoll, Dwayne Dukart, and Mike Shellnut working in the office this winter.  Please stop by if you have any questions, or just stop by and say hello!
Adult Programs: Registration
Please contact for information about our adult programs: Beginner Classic, Beginner Skate, Intermediate / Advanced.  You can register for 5x or 10x sessions and there is also a One Day Clinic.
Headlamps Heroes Race Series
Our toonie race series kicks off next Wednesday, December 21st with an interval-start classic race. Distances are 2.5, 5 and 10km. Registration is from 6:00pm-6:30pm with races starting at 7pm. Cost is $2 for members. Draw prizes for participants. C’mon out and enjoy some friendly competitive fun!
Volunteer Coaches?
Anyone interested in assisting our lead coaches with instructing our elementary and high school programs is asked to contact Sessions run Tuesday through Thursday, January through March.
The Masters’ Ski Program for Adults
Whether you are interested in technique, training, or racing, the Masters’ Ski Program has something for you.   Please contact Sarah Newton ( or Harry van Oort ( for more information.
Thanks again for being part of the club!
-Jeff Wilson
RNSC Executive

Membership Drive Contest

Did you know that there’s a Club Membership Contest in BC and that Revelstoke might win if you register as a club member before December 1st?

Be sure to come to Members’ Night (November 7th @ The Lodge, 5-8pm) or register online using Zone4.  Here is the link to the RNSC Zone 4 Registration Page.

RNSC could win equipment and other prizes for our club if we register the most members in our category.

Here’s an update from Cross-Country BC on the contest:

Additional supporters of our sport have stepped up, including SIDAS, ROSSIGNOL, and DIAMOND HEAD SPORTS (VAUHTI, BLIZ, HALTI).  This is in addition to the previously announced FISCHER, SWIX, SALOMON, TYAX ADVENTURES, SOVEREIGN LAKE & SILVERSTAR.

For example, Rossignol is donating a fleet of kids ski gear (skis, boots, poles).  Either 10 combi packages or 20 classic packages, whichever the winning club chooses.

Full details on our website:




Last day of grooming

The last day of Club operations will be Saturday, April 2nd.  

That means that after Saturday, the lodge and ticket office will be closed and the trails will not be groomed, and no first aid supplies out on the trails.  But feel free to ski as long as your little heart desires.

It’s been a great season, thanks for sharing it with us!

Happy trails!


Members’ Potluck

Come share a meal with RNSC members on Sunday, April 3rd at 5pm at the Community Centre.

There will be delicious food and good company, as well as:

  • Awards for young and old– Ski League participants, Heroes of the Headlamps, and Masters of the Masters.
  • Games
  • A slide show
  • A Lost and Found Silent Auction!  We will be selling Lost and Found items to the highest bidder, with all proceeds going to the Club

Please RSVP to with:

  • If you can help with set-up or take-down
  • Number in your party
  • Your anticipated contribution:
    • Families, please bring a salad & main dish OR main dish & dessert
    • Singles, please bring a salad, main, OR dessert
  • Any photo contributions to the slideshow

Team Scream 2016 Results!

A giant thank you to all the volunteers, skiers and spectators who made this year’s Tropical Team Scream an event to remember.  The costumes, the racing, the food, the timing, the marshalling, the parking, the Bunny Race,  the registration, the bib prep, the cookie medals, the first-aid, the awards and prizes, the poster artwork, the sound system, the photography, the grooming, the clean-up… there were over 30 volunteers and 85 racers!   High-fives all around!  And another one to the sun – that eventually burned through the clouds and turned the day truly tropical!  – Eleanor Wilson

A very big THANK YOU to Eleanor for bringing such a great event together; we all had a great time!

Team Scream 2016-Results

Photo contest for the new brochure!

What is your favourite thing about skiing at the Macpherson Ski Trails with the Revelstoke Nordic Club?  Capture it in a photo and it could end up on the front of the new brochure!  We are updating the brochure, and thought we would put it to you to find a photo that really says, “I love nordic skiing here, want to join?!”

So get out the cameras, because the GRAND PRIZE for the photo that ends up on the font is an ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP for 2016-17 (value of $150).

Submit photos to  Include your name in the file name.

But submitting one or many photos, you are granting permission for the club to use the photo in the future on posters, in publications, the website, other social media sites, and advertising purposes.  We will credit you when the photo gets used for these purposes.