OMC Schedule Change

27 Feb 2016

Todd Harris

 Sunday's event schedule has been adjusted to try and stay ahead of the warm weather forecast for the day, and allow everyone a good opportunity to participate.

  • 9:30am Midget Boys 4.4km Freestyle Mass Start
  • 9:45am Midget Girls 4.4km Freestyle Mass Start
  • 10:05am Peewee Boys 3.1km Freestyle Mass Start
  • 10:20am Peewee Girls 3.1km Freestyle Mass Start

We will endeavour to have our lunch service start earlier (hopefully at 10:30am)

The 4x60m Team Sprints will begin at 11:30am and follow the same order as the Mass Start event.

Please note that the pre-ski with Perianne Jones has been cancelled to allow coaches to work with their athletes pre-race despite the shortened schedule.

Immediately following the final sprint, we will hold our awards ceremony including

  • Mass Start Awards
  • Team Sprint Awards
  • Technique Awards
  • Team Awards

Thank you for your understanding and flexibility.

Trails Open this Weekend

23 Feb 2016

Bruce Wurtele

Most trails will remain open this weekend for members and day skiers while the Ontario Midget Championships are being held. Come on out for a ski and cheer on skiers from across the province! There are however some trail closures for the race course on the Butter, Beaver, Sugar Shack, and Rabbit. The area in front of the Woodfine Chalet will also be closed for the race stadium (start/finish). Access to the trails is via Kawartha. Please see the attached map for details: Map of trail status

Parking will also be very limited this weekend. There is offsite parking available at the North Kawartha Community Centre (NKCC) in Apsley with a shuttle bus to Kawartha Nordic. You may drop off gear and skiers at the trailhead and then make your way to NKCC and return via the shuttle. Signs will be posted including the shuttle driver's cell phone. The drive from NKCC to Kawartha Nordic is approximately 10 min so please plan your time accordingly.

Please help shovel!

21 Feb 2016

Todd Harris

22 Feb 2016

Please help improve our trail base in time for the Ontario Midget Championships this coming weekend, and before the predicted snowfall this week.

We desperately need assistance from everyone who can make it, to shovel fresh snow on to our race course.

This Monday 22-Feb volunteer crews will be working from 10am - 4pm. Drop by when you can with your own shovel or scoop, and lend a hand.

Shovelling is no longer possible due to the drop in temperature, so Tuesday 23-Feb is now just a general volunteering day. If you feel inclined toward helping with cutting and sewing tarps, framing and hanging doors, or doing some metal pole joinery, feel free to join the fun on Tuesday as we tranform 2 Pisten Bulley tents into waxing space and get the large mess tent up and running.

Happy Valentines Day

14 Feb 2016

Bruce Wurtele

Trails are in great shape with the fresh snow from Friday. Sunny skies, valentines and family day long weekend = great time for a ski at Kawartha Nordic. Warm up next to the fire in the Woodfine chalet or make your way out to Laderach or Tanney Cabins to feed the chickadees. Our rental shop is open and ready to outfit you with everything you need.

Trails Open!

10 Feb 2016

Bruce Wurtele

Trails re-opened! With the new snow this week and hard work from the groomers we're back in business. The Tanney Loop is open with track set. PL Road is groomed no track set. We will try and open more trail on Thursday. There are some icy spots so ski with care.

Beaver trail on Feb 10, 2016

Trail Conditions

07 Feb 2016

Bruce Wurtele

We have a good, solid (albeit icy) base on the trails and will re-open with a small amount of new snow. Forecast looks good this week. Keep up the snow dance. The stadium in front of the Woodfine chalet (as shown on the webcam) is bare but as shown in these photos the trails have a solid, icy base that will allow us to re-open soon

Beaver trailBeaver trail

The 2016 Double Double

23 Jan 2016

Paul Wilkinson

21 Feb 2016

Challenge yourself with the Kawartha Nordic Skiathlon, Sunday 21 Feb 2016

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Are you a teacher or community group leader looking for a healthy, fun activity this winter?!

Kawartha Nordic is pleased to announce participation in the Healthy Kids Community Challenge by offering subsidized equipment rental and instruction to children in the City and County of Peterborough. Through the Healthy Kids Community Challenge, Kawartha Nordic has designed four options to allow students and community groups increased access to cross country skiing.

  • Option 1: School groups ski at Kawartha Nordic
  • Option 2: School groups ski at their school
  • Option 3: Children and youth group ski day
  • Option 4: Children and youth group ski evening

For more information or to book a date please contact us at: or 705.931.5672. More information is available in this fact sheet.

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