The Kimberley Nordic Club is alive and thriving in Kimberley. In addition to hosting the very successful Teck Kootenay Cup finale last weekend — in which club skiers placed second — the club has successful Jackrabbit and Racer programs, a strong membership, and a new clubhouse.
The Club also has a new trail map, thanks to some local sponsorship from both Kimberley and Cranbrook.
The map replaces the existing one, which has been in circulation for the past five years, and reflects improvements to the trail system as well as landmarks and points of interest. Snowshoe trails have been added, as well as the Meadow bypass and Finnegan’s Bluff trail. Single track marking has been improved and more information about the club itself is available on the map.
“We are extremely grateful for the donations of our sponsors to help cover the costs of producing a new map,” said Kelly Diamond, KNC Director. “Gerick Sports is our key sponsor, while others include FunHogz, Toys’n’Togs, Kimberley Alpine Resort, and Re-Max/Caldwell Agencies. There has already been some amazing feedback from the community about the new map. We want to encourage individuals and families to come check out what our club has to offer; there’s options here for everyone.”
“Kimberley Nordic Club is doing a fantastic job with their trails and continuous improvements have made this club a fun place for all to enjoy,” said Mike Stephen, owner of Gerick Sports.
“The new map is a huge improvement; its clean and user friendly.
“We are thrilled to be a key sponsor for the club”.
The Nordic Trails are located near the Kimberley Alpine Resort, just past the InnWest Kirkwood condos.
The Kimberley Nordic network is a first class facility consisting of a variety of snowcat groomed trails complete with double track, single track and a centre skating lane. There are also narrow single track trails to accommodate the more adventuresome bushwhacker. These trails, set and not, are of varying degrees of difficulty and length to accommodate all levels of Nordic skiers. The modern facility includes a comfortable 1,200 square foot lodge with washrooms, a racer’s warming/waxing hut, 30 km of groomed dbl track trails, a 3.3 kilometer lit loop for night skiing, a 1.0 km lit sprint loop and 6.5 km of single track trails. The facility also has some trails specifically constructed to be Paralympic skiing friendly.