Nordic News: Jan 14th, 2017

Greetings Nordic Folk!

It’s Saturday morning and the trails are busy with the bustle of our ski programs, the lodge is cozy and warm, and the wood stove is warming fingers and toes.
Here’s the news from our club as we roll into January 2017:


Lantern Ski Success

The new year started with a beautiful lantern ski on January 1st.  Lanterns lit the trails on Main Loop and a fire ring warmed skiers at the end the journey.  Many thanks to Brendan MacIntosh and his team of volunteers for the setup, the serving, and sweep-up of this fine event!  The RNSC would also like to thank Save-On Foods for donating the supplies and snacks and Brian Gawiuk for the ice lanterns and oranges.

OK Cup Nordic Race – February 11th & 12th

The Revelstoke Nordic Ski Club is hosting the Teck Okanagan Cup on February 11th and 12th.  This is a two-day competition with a classic mass-start race and an interval skate race.  We are expecting 250 racers and their families.  It will be a busy time at the lodge!
We still need volunteers for this race!  To ensure a successful race we require 65 volunteers for each day.  It is a lot of fun to come out and be part of the action.  There are many jobs required including standing on course making sure the racers are going the right way, serving up food, timing, parking and many others.  There is a job for everyone, and you don’t require any racing experience at all, just the desire to lend a hand.
If you would like to help out, please contact Penny Brittin at

Bottle Depot:  “Nordic” Ski Club

If you would like to make a donation to the RNSC, you can donate your bottle depot refunds to our club.  Please specify that your returns go to benefit the Nordic Ski Club.  We thank-you for your support.

Headlamp Heroes

The Headlamp Heroes Race Series is an ongoing, casual, fun, evening race series that happens each month on our trails.  Come out and join the fun!
Thank-you to Flowt Bikes & Skis for sponsoring our season-opening race.  Forty-two racers made their way around Mickey’s in an exciting Interval-Start Classic event.
The remaining Headlamp Heroes events will be run on the following dates:
  • Wednesday, January 25th: Kings Court Skate Sprints
  • Wednesday, February 22nd: Mixed Technique Team Sprint (two skiers / per team)
  • Wednesday, March 8th: Skate Mass Start
All events begin at 7pm, with registration running from 6 – 6:30pm. Cost per event is $2 / member.

Adult Programs

Our adult programming began this week with our Adult Intermediate / Advanced session on Thursday and our One-Day Clinic on Sunday. Our Beginner Skate lessons begin next Monday, January 15th.
It’s not too late to sign up because there are 5-session or 10-session options available.  Visit for more information and use to register.

Ski League and Race Programs

Ski League is up and running and our racers have travelled near and far to attend races in the BC Cup Series in Salmon Arm and the US Nationals in Utah.  Read about the BC Cup race in the Revelstoke Mountaineer or The Times Review,

The RNSC is Dog-Friendly

The RNSC wants to thank our dog-owning members for using our trails responsibly.  We believe that our members respect and follow our policies for dogs.  If you see a person (member or non-member) that is unaware of our policies, please remind them of the club’s expectations.  It is also helpful if you bring any problem to the attention of our lodge manager, so the RNSC can deal with any reoccurring problems.  We want to ensure the best possible experience for everyone and their dog!
That’s all from the lodge.  The trails are in great shape so we hope that you are enjoying skiing with the RNSC.