Lantern Ski

Lantern Ski on New Year’s Day

Hello RNSC Members!
The 2018 Lantern Ski is fast approaching!   On January 1st, we will have over 100 lanterns lighting the way for an evening ski around Main Loop and our preparations have already begun.

Here are some of the other details for this fun event:

  • January 1st, 2018 from 5pm to 8pm
  • Main Loop will be lit with lanterns, Mickey’s Loop will be lit with the lights.
  • Snacks and drinks will be served at both Ole Sandberg Hut and at the Day Lodge.
  • Please bring your own mug, and a headlamp if you would like one.
  • This event is free for all members. Bring your friends too: non-members just need to pay the regular day rate!

Update!!!  We have the volunteer positions filled, so be sure to thank any volunteer you see as you enjoy your New Year’s Day Lantern Ski

We are in need of a variety of volunteers for this event including:

  • Help to clean and fill lanterns on December 21st from 6-8pm
  • Hosting the Day Lodge
  • Parking
  • Lighting the Lanterns on Jan 1st at 4pm
  • Helping out in the office with rentals and tickets
Please reply to [email protected] if you are able to help out with any of these jobs!

Team Scream 2017: Dynamic Duos!

Saturday, March 4th, 2017

Bring your better half, your partner in crime, your raison d’etre and glide to victory at the RNSC annual Team Scream Relay Race!

Do it as a two-skier relay OR a solo skier skiathlon: one classic lap, one free technique lap of Mickey Olson Trail (3.75km x 2).

Free chili lunch, awards, and draw prizes after the race. Costumes are encouraged/ expected.

Make it easy on the organizers and register here.

  • Final registration is 9:30am – 10:30 am.
  • Bunnies fun race starts at 10:00am
  • Relay and Skiathlon starts at 11:00am

This event needs volunteers!  Contact [email protected] or [email protected] to help out.


New Year’s Lantern Ski

January 1, 2017


Come celebrate the New Year by skiing Main Loop lit with over 100 kerosene lanterns!  Snacks and hot chocolate will be at the day lodge and the Ole Sandberg Cabin.

The event is free for members, and non-members must pay for a day-use trail pass. 

Rentals will be available, but we recommend calling ahead to reserve your size, as last year all our rentals were used!

If you’d like to volunteer to help set-up  or take down, contact Brendan at [email protected]

Yoga For Nordic Skiers

Balu Yoga is offering Nordic-specific yoga classes this fall!
Classes Start on Monday, September 12, 2016

The practice of yoga can help prevent injury by teaching you techniques that help you become more embodied giving you a greater understanding of how to move your body in a way that supports your overall well being. Skiing is a sport that builds lots of lower body strength and the practice of yoga helps with building upper body strength while also stretching out your lower body to aid in increased mobility. Also helps build equilibrium in the body, we tend to have areas in our body that compensates for weaker areas, and with the practice of yoga you can learn to become more balanced in your body which benefits not only skiing, but also the emotional imbalances we are meet with at different times of our lives and different times of the year.

Dates: Classes are held on Monday nights, September 12th -November 28th, 2016 (Note: no class on Halloween Monday)

Time: 7:30pm-8:45pm

Cost: $121

For more information, contact the studio at [email protected] or 250-837-3975 or book online at


Annual General Meeting

I know, it sounds boring, but a) it won’t be and b) the Club needs you to come!  Why?  I’m glad you asked.

The Club needs a critical mass of members at the AGM to be eligible for funding to pay our Head Coach (the much-loved Matt Smider).

We value your input and opinions on the direction the Club is going.

Lastly, the Club is governed by a volunteer board of directors, which could be YOU someday!  So come, be involved and engaged with the Club you love dearly.

The meeting will be on April 14th, at 7pm in the Day Lodge.  Goodies and hot drinks, of course, will be provided.

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 [email protected] 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

Headlamp Heroes 2016!

The final Headlamp Heroes is this Wednesday, March 9th!

Headlamp heroes is a super-fun toonie race series for skiers of all ages and abilities.  They happen once a month on Wednesday evenings, registration is 6-6:30pm, races start at 7pm.

Cost is $2 for members, and a trail fee plus $2 for non-members.

The race will be a 4 x 2.5 km relay.  The first two legs will be classic technique and the final two legs will be free technique.  Teams are four people, and there must be at least one member of the opposite sex on each team.

A big thanks to Flowt for sponsoring this season finale!

The second of four Headlamp Heroes races took place January 13th.  Check out some cool video footage here!

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

Team Scream 2016: February 27th


Team Scream TROPICAL2016Howzit brah?  Here at RNSC, we’re getting stokaboka’d for shredin’ the cord at the annual RNSC Team Scream Relay Race on Saturday February 27!  COWABUNGA!

To sign up for the race, follow this link!

 For skiers of all ages and abilities.  Tropical theme this year, and costumes are encouraged/ expected 😉
Registration is from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. don’t be late!  Race starts at 11:00 a.m.
– Bunnies Fun race: warm up at 10 a.m., race at 10:15 a.m. (around Titan)
– Relay race: One classic and one free technique lap done by two skiers (around Mickey’s 3.75km)
– Skiathalon: One classic and one free technique lap done by one skier (around Mickey’s 3.75km)

Volunteer Opportunities
Parents, this is your time to show your kids how to be part of a great family of skiers! 
Reply to [email protected] if you can help out.


There is no cost for the race if you are a club member – non-members pay the day rate.