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Welcome to Temiskaming Nordic

Temiskaming Nordic is The Place To Ski and has earned a reputation for delivering one of the finest cross-country skiing experiences within Ontario. There are many reasons to ski at Temiskaming Nordic: awesome trails through beautiful forested landscape, early and late season skiing, great people, a welcoming chalet, youth programs, racing and social events.

We offer 20 km of well-marked, groomed and track-set skate and classic ski trails. The three beautiful trails offer varying levels of difficulty and length, making them enjoyable for beginner, intermediate and advanced level skiers. The combination of rolling esker terrain, unique trail system design and first-rate grooming makes the Temiskaming Nordic skiing experience one to remember and one to be repeated!

Temiskaming Nordic has grown over the last 25 years into an accomplished cross-country ski facility featuring a large heated log chalet with indoor washrooms, kitchen, waxing area and change rooms. Club membership is now near 385 individuals and families. We offer full season memberships as well as day-passes and ski rentals at very affordable, family-friendly rates.

We are centrally located in Ontario and easily accessible in often less than a few hours of driving from major centres.

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NEWS

Kilometre Challenge

The Cross-Country Ski Ontario Kilometre Challenge started officially on January 1st, 2021. As of Thursday evening, January 7th, Temiskaming Nordic had 58 members participating and recording their km on the chart outside the chalet. Our club total is 1463 km for the first week. Out of 41 clubs in Ontario, TNSC currently sits in a solid 10th place for total km skied. We are less than 100 km behind the ninth-placed Ontario club of Georgian Nordic (Parry Sound). Temiskaming Nordic is the second-placed Northern Ontario club, behind only Walden (Sudbury area). The top three clubs in the province are currently Lappe Nordic and Big Thunder from Thunder Bay, followed by Highlands Trailblazers from Collingwood area. Not all clubs who will be participating have entered any numbers into Cross Country Ontario’s system yet.

It is great to see a broad range of TNSC skiers participating including teenage and ‘tween skiers, masters skiers, and everyone in between. We know there are plenty more active members who are not yet participating in the challenge. Let’s get more of our skiers participating. Every km counts. For inspiration, we could look to the small town (population 5272) of Sioux Lookout in northwestern Ontario whose Nordic Nomads club currently has slightly more participants (65) than Temiskaming Nordic.

If you would like to enter your km skied directly into Cross Country Ontario’s km Challenge Board yourself through Google sheets, please see the information in the PDF attached to this e-mail. It is easy to use. If you enter your kilometres yourself it will save a club volunteer entering the km data online and should minimize errors in data entry and reading the writing on the chart. But this is optional — you can just keep using the chalet chart if you prefer.

For privacy reasons, if you have written your name on the chart at the chalet but do not want your name or kilometres entered online in CCO’s Google Sheets program you can:

  1. send an e-mail to anthonystory@yahoo.ca, clearly identify your name, and say “no CCO for km counting”; or
  2. delete your name from the Temiskaming CCO worksheet yourself by clicking on the link further below and using information in the linked PDF.

Finally, if you want to participate, but have not yet entered your name on the km chart outside the chalet at Temiskaming Nordic, you can either:

  1. add your name and kilometres yourself to the CCO Google Sheets as described in the attachment. You can use the empty rows starting at number 61; or
  2. enter your name and km’s skied on the two remaining empty rows on the chart at the chalet. We will prepare a second chart and hopefully have it posted at the chalet on the weekend.

The linked 3-page PDF has screenshots on how to use the Google sheet. But this is optional.

Link to the CCO Google sheet: XKCO Kilometre Challenge Board

See the linked 3-page PDF with screenshots on how to use the Google sheet. But again this is optional.

Bunny Rabbit/Jack Rabbit update

Due to the extended lockdown, the Bunny and Jack Rabbit programs will begin on January 23rd or 30th. An update will be provided in due course.

Seasonal Ski Rental

As the chalet remains closed, appointments for seasonal ski rentals have also been delayed. We anticipate that appointments for rental fittings will take place on January 23rd for Bunny and Jack Rabbit and January 24th for all other rentals, pending Health Unit regulations. A further update will be provided.

Ski Maintenance

A caution to members that salt in the parking lot will damage ski bases. We recommend that you carry your skis to the groomed trails and remove them after your ski before returning to the parking lot.

2020 Season

The TNSC chalet remains closed until a health and safety protocol can be developed. Please check back for updates.

The 2020-21 membership applications are now online. Use the Membership and Rates menu above, or follow these links:

Important notes:

  1. Trail pass tags will not be at the chalet for pick-up this year as in previous years. Members will need to use the tags provided by Zone 4 – please note that Zone 4 will provide a registration confirmation email with instructions to print the trail pass attachment
  2. While Day fees can be paid online (at the link above), day fees can also be paid at the club. As noted above, Snowshoe day fees must be paid at the club. Please note exact change is required.

Bunny and Jackrabbit Registration

For those interested in the Bunny and Jack Rabbit programs, there are limited spots remaining.  For more details, review the latest Newsletter or  visit our website https://www.temiskamingnordic.ca/recreational-skier-club-events/youth-programs/

Other Seasonal Ski Rentals

As previously indicated, seasonal ski rentals will be available with priority given to members to the youth program first and then members.  Once a date is determined, 30-minute appointments will be set up on a first come first served basis.  The cost of the seasonal rentals are as follows:

Adult Rental Fee $150, *Deposit $100 ($150 for Skin-Tec Skis)

Child (Under 18) Rental Fee $40, *Deposit $50

*The deposit will be refunded at the end of the season upon return of the skis provided there is no damage.

Groomer Update

We are hopeful to have our groomer returned to the club by mid-January.  In the interim, (once we have sufficient snow) 5 km of the blue trails and 5 km of the green trails will be groomed.

Hope to see you out on the trails soon.


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