Ski Rentals at the Lodge

The Revelstoke Nordic Ski Club recently purchased, in partnership with the school board, 50 pairs of skis, boots and poles, for both classic and skate, from Sovereign Lakes.  This equipment is now available for rent at the Lodge, from 9:00 am until 3:30 pm all week.  The equipment is being shared with the schools, so please call in advance to make sure we can accommodate you with the proper size and equipment.

Lodge phone: (250)814-4264

The rates for rentals are as follows:

  • $20.00/day for skis, boots and poles.
  • $15.00/day for skis and poles only.
  • $10.00/day for boots only.
  • $5.00/day for poles only.

Payment:  We accept Visa, MasterCard, debit or cash for payment.  A credit card number will be required as a deposit.

Waiver:  Renters must pay for the equipment at the ticket office and sign a waiver form.

This is a great opportunity to try out X-country skiing or to try a different technique.  We hope to see you soon!

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Snow is here! We’re open for skiing

November 24, 2014

It’s snowing here at Mount Macpherson and we’re open for the season.  The Mickey Olson Loop has been packed and Main Loop has been packed and track-set.  We still have early season conditions so please be careful out there!  The lights will be on until 9:30 pm and the Day Lodge will be open from 9:00 am until 9:00 pm.  Trail fees are in effect.  We hope to see you out on the trails.

Snow is finally here!
Snow is finally here!



Something to sell?

If you would like to sell a Nordic item, this is the place.

Please send an email to or with the details.

Please include

  • A picture of the item
  • A brief description including age, condition, colour and complete model name
  • The asking price
  • Your preferred contact information (this will be posted)

Alta Gas Report – April 2014

Alta Gas Report

Revelstoke Nordic Ski Club

April 2014


Thanks to all for a great season of cross-country skiing at the Revelstoke Nordic Ski Club! Revelstoke Nordic enjoyed its third season under the direction of a full-time Head Coach, thanks to the generous financial support from Alta Gas. As Head Coach, my role is directly involved with coaching the Ski Skool, adult classes, clinics, private lessons and the Revelstoke Nordic Ski Team, encompassing Track Attack and Junior Development skiers.


Our Ski Skool program ran smoothly and effectively, offering Nordic instruction to 56 4th grade students from Columbia Park, Begbie View and Arrow Heights elementary schools. Each group took part in four weekly, three-hour sessions with the help of our dedicated volunteer instructors Louisa Fleming, Michael Moen, Sarah Boyle, Tayla Koerber, Heidi Hopkins, Sean Gallagher, Koreen Morrone and Mandy Kellner. Once again, our skiers from Columbia Park had the opportunity to participate in Larch Hills’ Pirate Loppet. Additionally, four skiers took advantage of our March Break Ski Days; open sessions for any interested Ski Skool skiers to come back and improve their skills. New to this season, all Ski Skool gear was stored at the Macpherson Nordic Lodge, minimizing transportation and logistical challenges associated with the program.


Our technique-based Adult Intermediate and Advanced classes ran for 10 weeks from January to March, rotating between each week between classic and skate sessions. 13 skiers participated in the program, which offered the choice between Tuesday evening or Thursday afternoon classes. Several adult skiers also took advantage of our new Wednesday Night Open Training, which offered a fitness-based session for interested skiers of all abilities. 26 skiers took part in the two One Day Clinics offered in December and January. Finally, 20 skiers purchased Private Lessons.


New for the 2013-14 season was the addition of the Wednesday Night Headlamp Heroes Race Series. December kicked off the event with an Interval Start Classic Race sponsored by Skookum and attended by 34 skiers. In January, the Village Idiot sponsored our Freestyle Sprints, which saw 42 skiers competing. Free Spirit Sports sponsored February’s Freestyle Mass Start, with 34 skiers participating. The series concluded with 34 skiers taking part in our Flowt-sponsored Mixed Relays in March. Wade Viznaugh and Ian Ward deserve a huge thank you for their assistance in putting on these fun events.


Revelstoke Nordic enjoyed a successful 2013-14 ski season. Formal training sessions ran from July until early April. There were 19 Track Attack (aged 9 -12) and nine Junior Development skiers (13+).  While on snow, Track Attack skiers trained two to three times weekly and Junior Development skiers were on snow three to five times weekly. Bruce Granstrom, Rory Luxmoore and Katie Nash were instrumental in assisting with coaching on a weekly-basis. Brittany Evans assisted in leading our summer training sessions and providing guest coaching while on-snow. Other guest coaches included Nikki Norrie, Fraser Springings and David Palmer. Once again, Penny Page-Brittin was our lead Wax Technician, receiving assistance from Lucie Bergeron, Rory Luxmoore, Jason Stupnikoff and Brad Park. In addition to all aforementioned coaching and waxing aides, a big thank you must be extended to the generous parents who provided ongoing support to skiers throughout the year.


Throughout the offseason, we attended numerous training camps with skiers across the province, including: Spring and Summer Talent Squad Camps at 100 Mile House, Fall Regional Camp in Salmon Arm, Fall Development Squad Camp in Revelstoke and the Talent Squad and Regional On-Snow Camp at Sovereign Lake / Silver Star. The racing season began with a NORAM in Vernon in December and our own Okanagan Cup / BC Winter Games Qualifier in Revelstoke. In January, we travelled to the BC Cup in Prince George, the Reino Keski and Pirate Loppet in Larch Hills and the BC Cup in Kamloops. February saw skiers compete at the Okanagan Cup in Penticton, the BC Midget Championships in Salmon Arm, four skiers and myself represented the Okanagan at the BC Winter Games in Mission / Callaghan Valley and the BC Championships in Kelowna. In March, we concluded our race season with the Sovereign Lake Loppet and a new, late season event for the team: Alberta Cup / Sharkfest in Canmore. Here are some highlights of the past season:


–       7th place team BC Midget Championships

2nd Simon Blackie, 2001 Boys Interval Start Classic and Free Sprints


–       BC Winter Games

1st Alana Brittin, Mixed Relay and 2000 Girls Interval Start Classic

2nd Elizabeth Elliot, 2000 Girls Free Sprints


–       7th place team at the BC Championships

1st Alana Brittin, Midget Girls 2 Interval Start Classic

3rd Elizabeth Elliott, Midget Girls 2 Mass Start Free

3rd Elliot Wilson, Pee Wee Boys 2 Mass Start Classic

3rd “Hop, Skip & Jump”: Francesco Morrone, Alexandra Luxmoore and Elliot Wilson, Pee Wee Boys Free Relay

3rd “Spicy Beef Sauce”: Elizabeth Elliott, Beth Granstrom and Alana Brittin, Midget Girls Free Relay


–       4 individual aggregate medals awarded for overall performance in BC Cup Series

1st Emily Suchy, Para Nordic Sit Ski Women

3rd Alexandra Luxmoore, Pee Wee Girls 2

3rd Nelson Luxmoore, Bantam Boys 1

3rd Simon Blackie, Midget Boys 1

3rd Alana Brittin, Midget Girls 2


Our Race Team not only displayed great results, but also grew to incorporate a large number of dedicated young ski racers who thoroughly enjoy sport. Skiers will maintain their fitness through a variety of sports during the spring, with several Junior Development skiers adhering to their year-round training plans. Formal training will commence in July.


The Revelstoke Nordic Ski Club would like to thank Alta Gas for their generous financial support. We are grateful of your commitment to the development of our Nordic ski programs.


Matt Smider

Revelstoke Nordic Ski Club Head Coach






Headlamp Heroes season finale!

The season finale of the Headlamp Heroes race series will be held this Wednesday, March 5th!

This is a great event inclusive of kids, adults and families.
The race is sponsored by Flowt Bikes and Skis; there will be lots of great draw prizes to win.
Registration @ 6-6:30pm
Racing @ 7pm
$2/skier for members (non-members pay the day rate)
4 x 2.5km Relay
Legs 1 & 2 are classic; 3 & 4 are skate
1 member of opp. sex on each team
Costumes encouraged
Contact if you would like help finding a relay team.

Rescue Plan for Mt Macpherson Ski Trails

Revelstoke Nordic Ski Club – Rescue Plan

for Mount Macpherson Ski Trails

The Nordic trails are not patrolled



Emergency (Fire, Ambulance, Police, SAR)   911

Hospital   250-837-2131

Revelstoke Nordic Lodge   250-814-4264

Mt Macpherson Ski Area is located 7 kilometers south of the Trans Canada Highway on Highway 23 South (address is 2265 Hwy 23 South).

For emergencies needing transport off the ski trails call 911, describe the nature and location of the emergency and ask for Search and Rescue.


  • Unless trained individuals are available the injured person should not be moved until SAR attends.
  • First Aid packs with blankets and first aid kits are kept at the Ole Sandberg Cabin and in the Day Lodge Office. If the victim cannot ski out on their own, use these packs to keep the victim warm until Search and Rescue can assist them.
  •  The RNSC owns a snowmobile equipped with a toe bar and a rescue toboggan that are stored in the maintenance building.
  •  The snowmobile is only to be driven by individuals that are familiar with snowmobile operation.
  •  Only trained first aid attendants are to use the rescue toboggan to transport injured persons.
  •  After rescue services have been contacted contact one of the following to report the accident:


Keith McNabb (RNSC Secretary)         (250) 837-5910

Dave Kaegi (RNSC President)         (250) 837-8574

Matt Smider (Lodge Custodian)         (250) 683-9012

Updated February 2014

Revelstoke Nordic Ski Club needs you

The Revelstoke Nordic Ski  Club and its predecessor the Revelstoke Ski Club, has been in existence for over 100 years.  For all of that time, hundreds of volunteers  have offered up their time and energy to sit on the Club’s Executive.  This continuous, ever changing make up of the Executive is the key to the Clubs success over all of these years.  Each year, the Executive has vacant positions that need to be filled.  This year the positions are:

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  • Overall direction and responsibility for club activities.
  • Chairs meetings, sets agendas.
  • Ensures that Directors meet their responsibilities.
  • Represents Club to government and other  agencies.
  • Works with treasurer and Secretary to file reports to government agencies, funders and Society.
  • Coordinates fundraising and writes Grant applications.
  • Personnel –ensures that all paid staff have a job description, recent criminal record check and annual performance evaluation.
  • Is an ex-officio member of all committees.
  • Has signing authority.

Director of Facilities

  • Responsible for maintenance of Day Lodge, Maintenance Shop and all other buildings.
  • Supervises any construction or repair projects to these buildings.
  • Supervises the Custodian.
  • Coordinates with the Ticket Office Coordinator.
  • Responsible for reading the log book and dealing with the feedback.
  • Coordinates lodge rentals.

Director –Special Events

  • Chairs  special events committee
  • Events include but not limited to Lantern Ski, Team Scream Race,  Club Races, Regional Races,

Director – Adult Programs

  • Coordination of adult ski programs
  • Coordination of masters racing program
  • Coordinates Adult yoga program
  • Organises clinics eg Coach training, waxing
  • Works with the Coordinator of the Parent and Tot program

The Club Executive is elected at the AGM each year in April.  A term on the Executive is for 2 years.  If the Club is to continue thrive and grow into the future, it needs new individuals that bring new ideas and enthusiasm to the board.  Please consider putting your name forward to become a member of the Executive.  For further information, please contact any member of the Executive.