Nordic News: Jan 14th, 2017

Greetings Nordic Folk!

It’s Saturday morning and the trails are busy with the bustle of our ski programs, the lodge is cozy and warm, and the wood stove is warming fingers and toes.
Here’s the news from our club as we roll into January 2017:


Lantern Ski Success

The new year started with a beautiful lantern ski on January 1st.  Lanterns lit the trails on Main Loop and a fire ring warmed skiers at the end the journey.  Many thanks to Brendan MacIntosh and his team of volunteers for the setup, the serving, and sweep-up of this fine event!  The RNSC would also like to thank Save-On Foods for donating the supplies and snacks and Brian Gawiuk for the ice lanterns and oranges.

OK Cup Nordic Race – February 11th & 12th

The Revelstoke Nordic Ski Club is hosting the Teck Okanagan Cup on February 11th and 12th.  This is a two-day competition with a classic mass-start race and an interval skate race.  We are expecting 250 racers and their families.  It will be a busy time at the lodge!
We still need volunteers for this race!  To ensure a successful race we require 65 volunteers for each day.  It is a lot of fun to come out and be part of the action.  There are many jobs required including standing on course making sure the racers are going the right way, serving up food, timing, parking and many others.  There is a job for everyone, and you don’t require any racing experience at all, just the desire to lend a hand.
If you would like to help out, please contact Penny Brittin at

Bottle Depot:  “Nordic” Ski Club

If you would like to make a donation to the RNSC, you can donate your bottle depot refunds to our club.  Please specify that your returns go to benefit the Nordic Ski Club.  We thank-you for your support.

Headlamp Heroes

The Headlamp Heroes Race Series is an ongoing, casual, fun, evening race series that happens each month on our trails.  Come out and join the fun!
Thank-you to Flowt Bikes & Skis for sponsoring our season-opening race.  Forty-two racers made their way around Mickey’s in an exciting Interval-Start Classic event.
The remaining Headlamp Heroes events will be run on the following dates:
  • Wednesday, January 25th: Kings Court Skate Sprints
  • Wednesday, February 22nd: Mixed Technique Team Sprint (two skiers / per team)
  • Wednesday, March 8th: Skate Mass Start
All events begin at 7pm, with registration running from 6 – 6:30pm. Cost per event is $2 / member.

Adult Programs

Our adult programming began this week with our Adult Intermediate / Advanced session on Thursday and our One-Day Clinic on Sunday. Our Beginner Skate lessons begin next Monday, January 15th.
It’s not too late to sign up because there are 5-session or 10-session options available.  Visit for more information and use to register.

Ski League and Race Programs

Ski League is up and running and our racers have travelled near and far to attend races in the BC Cup Series in Salmon Arm and the US Nationals in Utah.  Read about the BC Cup race in the Revelstoke Mountaineer or The Times Review,

The RNSC is Dog-Friendly

The RNSC wants to thank our dog-owning members for using our trails responsibly.  We believe that our members respect and follow our policies for dogs.  If you see a person (member or non-member) that is unaware of our policies, please remind them of the club’s expectations.  It is also helpful if you bring any problem to the attention of our lodge manager, so the RNSC can deal with any reoccurring problems.  We want to ensure the best possible experience for everyone and their dog!
That’s all from the lodge.  The trails are in great shape so we hope that you are enjoying skiing with the RNSC.

Nordic News: Dec 27th, 2016

Our Lantern Ski is this Sunday! (January 1st)

The annual Lantern Ski will be on January 1st, 2017 from 5pm-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 are still in need of some volunteers to help with this event.
  • Parking lot help
  • Greeting/Fee collection from 6:30-8pm
  • Giving out Hot Chocolate and Cookies at Ole Sandberg Cabin
If you can help out with any of these tasks, please respond to Brendan at

Adult Programs: Register Now!

The RNSC offer clinics, classes, and competitions for every skill level.  Information about the programs for ‘Adults and Masters‘ is available on our website.

You can register online using this link for the Revelstoke Nordic Adult Lessons 2016-2017 on Zone4, and payment can be made online (service fees apply) or at the office at Macpherson during office hours.

The Groomers are Grooming!

We hope that you have had a chance to enjoy our trails over the Christmas holidays.  Our volunteer groomer crew has had the new machine out on the trails, and they (our groomers AND our trails) are in great condition.  🙂    We certainly appreciate the work of these volunteers.  Thank-you groomers!

Happy New Year!

On behalf of the RNSC, I’d like to wish you all a very Happy New Year.  May you travel many trails and navigate any trials.
Jeff Wilson
RNSC Executive

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