Kimberley Nordic Club ready for snow

Lots of off-season training for race team; bring on the snow

Skywalkers Annika Ackermann

Skywalkers Annika Ackermann

For the Bulletin

The Kimberley Nordic Club (KNC) is gearing up for another great ski season!  Let the snow fall!

“Well not quite yet,” says President, Derm Kennedy “ not until early November if we are lucky and we usually are.  The fact is, not much snow is needed to start skiing given our grooming equipment  and  compact, sawdust covered trails.”

The KNC Executive is optimistic it will be another great ski year. Last year was proof enough given the limited snow but yet great Nordic ski conditions enjoyed by most for both classic and skating techniques. Trails are being prepped, fire-wood supply is in, parking has been improved, new signage is in the works, staff are being hired….

Changes this year prove the club is  ‘keeping up with the times’ as memberships can now be purchased (at last year’s prices)  through a variety of ways. People can purchase online by clicking the Zone 4 link on the KNC website (  As well, they will be accepting  cash, cheques and (new this year) Credit/Debit cards at the kiosk. Any memberships purchased before Oct. 19 will be eligible to win some great draw prizes including a free membership!

Organizers of the Jackrabbit program for kids and Masters Program for adults are busy planning.  New this year will be  lessons for beginner adults – yes, if you have never been on skis before but want to try it, this is the year!

Again this year there will be ‘demo’ days where by local businesses give people a chance to try out brand new modern ski gear at no cost.  Mark your calendars now for the annual New Year’s Eve Candle-light Ski Event, Kootenay Cup Races January 2 and 3 and the very popular Gourmet Ski Event Feb. 13, 2016

Everyone is invited to the upcoming KNC Annual General Meeting being held Tuesday, Oct. 20 at 7:00 p.m. at the Nordic Center.