Family Day Promotion!

Family day is February 8th, and trail passes will be 50% off!  

What better way is there to spend the day than coming for a nordic ski with the whole fam jam?!

  Day Pass 50% off
Child Age 5 and under Free Free
Youth Age 6-16 $5.25 $2.63
Adult Age 17 and up $10.50 $5.25
Family One or two parent(s)/ guardian(s) and their children under 19 years of age $26.25 $13.13
Ski touring/ Snowshoeing Parking fee per vehicle $5.25 $2.63

 

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 info@revelstokenordic.org.  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.  

Cascade Cup Classic Loppet at Manning Park

Question: What’s a “Loppet?”

  • A: A rare type of edible mushroom that grows only in Manning Park.
  • B: A large, long distance (35 + km) cross country skiing event.
  • C: “A relaxing way to spend a day outside, taking in the pristine beauty of the countryside or wilderness.”

Answer: B and C!

Saturday, February 13th

Sign up for the Manning Park’s Cascade Cup Loppet, a classic cross country ski event taking place 10 am – 1:30 pm at Lightning Lake in Manning Park Resort. Afterward, lunch and the awards ceremony begin at 2 pm.

Park at the Lightning Lake race site or at Manning Park Resort Lodge. From the Lodge, take the shuttle bus up to the lake 8:30 and 9:30 am.

Choose the 2, 4, 15 or 30 km race. Race fees include daily trail pass and post race lunch.

Plan to stay the night at the Lodge, and take part in the Lantern Lit Ski event in the evening.

Registration: www.zone4.ca

For more information, email: nordic@manningpark.com

Blackwall Bash– Nordic ski event at Manning Park!

Sunday, January 24th, 10:30 am

The Blackwall Bash is a challenging new race to the top of Manning Park’s new Blackwall Nordic trail. Skate or classic ski either option:

  • 8 km (1500 ft. elevation gain) to Cascade Lookout; or
  • 16 km (2500 ft. elevation gain) to the Alpine at Blackwall Peak.

Race participants send up a bag with warm clothes to be waiting for them at the finish line.

Take the challenge!

Registration: www.zone4.ca

More info:

Email: nordic@manningpark.com

Parking Notice: January 2nd

ATTN: MacPherson Lodge Parking – Sat Jan 2 – OK Cup Race
On Okanagan Cup Race Day, Saturday January 2nd, parking will be very limited at  MacPherson Lodge – Revelstoke Nordic Ski Club.  Only cars with 4 or more people will be allowed to park. Drop offs are permitted.  A parking lot will be set up on Hwy 23S in the Big Eddy  at Big Eddy Fuel, next door to HMC.  There will be signs on the highway to identify the parking lot on race day.  There will also be an area at the parking lot to use as a self-organized carpooling meeting area. A map of the parking lot location can be seen at:  http://www.revelstokenordic.org/okanagan-cup/revelstoke-nordic-location-map/.
We encourage those not involved in the race to defer skiing until 3pm.
Thanks for your understanding,
OK Cup Race Committee
Revelstoke Nordic Ski Club

 

Adult lessons: It’s never too late to teach an old dog new tricks!

There’s no sense in denying, we’ve all watched the Ski League kids ski around and thought, “By golly, that looks like so much fun, and they’re so good at skiing!”

The good news is that learning new skills and skiing with others is always fun, no matter what your age!  We have adult ski lessons and programs for a wide range of abilities.

We have beginner lessons that start in the New Year.  January 4, 11, 18, 25 is classic technique, and February 1, 8, 15, 22 is skate technique.  Cost is $60 for 4 sessions.

We have intermediate to advanced lessons that are technique-focused.  There are two sessions offered each week to choose from–Tuesdays 7-8:30pm, or Thursdays 12:30-2pm.  Sessions start January 5th.  Cost is $125 for 10 sessions, or $75 for 5 sessions.

There are one-day clinics to brush up on technique.  They will be offered on Sunday January 17th OR Sunday February 14th, 2016. January 17th will run from 1 – 3pm for classic; 3:30 – 5pm for skate. February 14th will run from 10am – 12pm for classic; 1 – 3pm for skate. Cost is $20 per session.  

Registration for all lessons and clinics is at zone4.

Wednesday evenings, 7-8:30pm, is open training for adults–a coach-directed training session with a fitness focus.  Once a month, Headlamp Heroes takes place instead of open training.  Free for members, trail user fees apply to non-members.

 

Recruiting Volunteers

We are looking for people to help with the upcoming Lantern Ski on January 1st, and the Teck Okanagan Cup Race on January 2nd.

We also need help for the evening of January 1st with parking, collecting fees, serving drinks and food, lighting lanterns and other tasks.

For the Teck Okanagan Cup, we need approximately 60 volunteers to cover roles in timing, concession, parking and course marshalling.  There are jobs for everyone, even with no racing experience at all.   If you would like to help please contact Penny at brittins@telus.net.

Teck Okanagan Cup

The Revelstoke Nordic Ski Club is hosting the Tech Okanagan Cup/BC Winter Games time trial!  This is a one-day classic race for skiers of all ages –Atoms (aged 7 and under) right through to Masters.  For those born in 2001 and 2002, it is a qualifying race for the BC Winter Games happening in Penticton in February.

It will take place on Saturday, January 2nd.  The race start is at 11:00am and will be finished between 2:00 and 3:00.

To register, go to the zone4 website.

When the Teck Okanagan Cup Race Notice is posted, it will be found here.

We need approximately 60 volunteers to cover roles in timing, concession, parking and course marshalling.  There are jobs for everyone, even with no racing experience at all.   If you would like to help please contact Penny Page-Brittin at brittins@telus.net.

 

Kal-West Loppet Series

Loppets are all about participation and pushing yourself to do a longer distance ski. Check out team category options, or do it solo with a friend and finish together!  Enjoy festivities, food, and fun while having a great ski!

Ski in 4 of the 5 loppets in the series and you will be eligible for a participation prize. If you are the competitive type, points for your top three best finishes will determine 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in each age category, male and female. Challenge yourself either against others, or to complete four (or more) loppets, or both. Support our local ski clubs, organizers, and volunteers, but most importantly, have fun!