Nordic News: December 26th, 2017

December 26th, 2017

With January approaching, the RNSC wants to wish you all the best in 2018.  The lodge has been busy, and the upper level trails are in great shape.  If you’ve come out for a ski –day or night– we hope that you have enjoyed your time on the trails.

If you still don’t have your season’s pass, the membership registration link is available on Zone4.  Click here to purchase your pass online: Zone 4: Membership.  The RNSC will be giving away two BC Nordic Punch Passes on January 1st to two lucky members.  If you have purchased your season’s pass already, your name will be automatically entered in the draw.  If you don’t have a membership yet, you have until December 31st at 5:00pm to join the club and have a chance at winning some free Nordic skiing at clubs around BC.  Here is more information about the BC Punch Pass.

There are a few upcoming events to remind you about, two of them are tomorrow: the first ‘Headlamp Heros’ fun race, and a Salomon Ski demo day.  Read on for information these events, jour club, and the Lantern Ski on New Year’s Day.

Headlamp Heroes

Once again, we will be running our Headlamp Heroes Wednesday Night Race Series! These fun events are great opportunities to suit up with others in a laid-back, supportive environment. What you lose in dignity, you’ll make up for in chili and draw prizes! Thanks to our generous event sponsors: Village Idiot, The Modern, Skookum and Flowt.

Events will be held on the following Wednesday evenings: December 27th, January 24th, February 7th, February 28th . Be sure to write these dates in your calendar.

Our first event this Wednesday December 27th will be a Classic Interval Start w/ distances of 2.5km, 5km and 10km. The Village Idiot will be providing delicious chili to snack on! Cost is $2. Registration is from 6-6:30pm and racing gets underway at 7pm.

Please note: With the early-season conditions, the classic tracks on the lower trails are a bit rough for racing.  For our first race on the 27th, we may choose an alternate route so if you’re a hero bring a good headlamp.  🙂


Lantern Ski: January 1st, 2018

The annual Lantern Ski will be on January 1st, 2018 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. Rentals are available but please reserve ahead of time as they go fast.  If you would like more information, please contact Brendan at


Adult Programs

Revelstoke Nordic will be offering instructional programs for adults in 2018. To register for our Adult programs, please visit: For any questions concerning our programming, contact Coach Matt: To register for Adult programs, please visit

Here’s what we have to offer:


Introduction to the fundamentals of Nordic skiing.

Mondays 7-8:30pm.

Classic: January 15th, 22nd, 29th and February 5th
Skate: February 12th, 19th, 26th, March 5th

$60/4 sessions.


Intermediate and Advanced

Technique-oriented instruction alternating weekly between classic and skate skiing.

Tuesdays 7:30-9pm.

Classic: January 16th, 30th, February 13th, 27th

Skate: January 23rd, February 6th, 20th, March 6th

$100/8 sessions OR $60/4 sessions.


One-Day Clinics

For intermediate and advanced skiers looking to improve their technique.

Classic: 10 – 12am AND/OR Skate: 1 – 3pm.

Sunday January 14 OR Sunday, February 11th, 2018.

$20/2hrs OR $40/4hrs.


Private, Semi-Private or Groups

Private lessons are also available. Contact to book. Lessons are for 1 hour at a rate of $40 / private; $30 / semi-private (2); $25 for group (3 or more).


RNSC: Treasurer Wanted

Money!!  It’s important!  The Revelstoke Nordic Ski club Board of Directors is seeking a treasurer to take care of the club’s money.  It is is a lot of work, but being the treasurer provides a real opportunity to meaningfully contribute to the club.  If you think you can help us out, please contact


Looking Ahead with the RNSC

With a growing membership and infrastructure, we are at a crossroads.  Should the club invest money in more lighting for night skiing?  Do we want to upgrade our trails so we can host races at a provincial level?  Do we want more social events at the lodge?  How about high-elevation trails?  Or do we want to broaden our membership demographic?  It would be nice to be able to do all of these things and more, but the reality is resources are limited, and we have to set priorities.

To help us establish our priorities, the board has initiated a strategic planning process and we are going to want to hear what you think.  We want to know where, in your opinion, should the club should be putting its energy and money.  Start thinking!  In the New Year we will be distributing a questionnaire to the membership, and the more thoughtful input we receive, the better the plan should be.  We look forward to hearing about what you think!


We hope that you have an enjoyable holiday season and we hope to see you on the trails.

Thanks for supporting the RNSC in 2018!

-Jeff Wilson
RNSC Executive (Communications)