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 [email protected].
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 ([email protected]) or Harry van Oort ([email protected]) for more information.
Thanks again for being part of the club!
-Jeff Wilson
RNSC Executive