Caledonia Nordic Ski Club (Prince George)
Our season has begun and although this is a great thing for us, there are several provisos to keep us all safe. This is the current situation caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Temporary Revision – December 3/20. As per the temporary PHO Guideline update mandated December 2/20 province-wide directing youth sport to return to ViaSport Phase 2 and canceling all adult team sport, all youth program participants are required to maintain three (3) meters distancing between one another, not participate in competition or race events, ski in smaller groups, and not have spectators. The club will not operate with greater than 50 participants at a time in a program. These changes will primarily affect the Biathlon, SDP/TA and Yeti groups. Coaches and organizers will update participant families of the new protocols required to meet updated provincial health information.
Avoid crowding in the lot and maintain 3 meter distancing between family groups. Carry a mask and wear it if within 3 meters of others.
The lodge, when open, is only for emergencies and to access rentals. No loitering please. The outhouses to the South of the lodge are Covid equipped. There are Covid protocols in place for the use of the lodge that must be followed including the wearing of a mask and following the flow control entering, while inside, and exiting. Use your vehicle for changing and for warm-ups if needed.
Maintain 3 meters distance from anyone outside your household or wear a mask when this is unavoidable. We are still in need of more snow to access all our trails. The trails North and West of the FSR (main road) being the 2.5 to 15 km trails including Ronskis Revenge and the North Marathon loop remain unusable and to be avoided. Trails for decent skate and classic skiing are limited to those East of the FSR – the lighted trails including Pancake Flats, the Biathlon loop, Katimivik, Gerry’s Choice, and part of the South Loop (out and back). *See also Dogs below. Ski racks at the lodge are spaced and each household should use a separate rack.
The Bigfoot Snowshoe Trail can be accessed before the yellow gates at the end of the parking lot. Wally’s Way can be accessed through Pancake flats and along the fence before the Biathlon loop. The Lakeside Trail is not usable yet.
As of this date, the Canis Lupus and South Dog loop are accessible but rough and sparse in places. A 6 km out and back on the South Loop is still recommended. Access is back to our regular format for skiers with dogs. Out the FSR through the yellow gates and taking the first right through the big yellow gates to do the South loop out and back – by going up the big hill before Pancake Flats to the gates at the top to the South loop trail (return will be the reverse of this); or continuing out the FSR to loop back on Canis Lupus or complete the entire South Dog Loop. Please control your dog with a leash between the parking lot and the gates at the hill top. Please be diligent about cleaning up after your dog. Carry poop bags and use them. Poop bags are available at the yellow gate and garbage cans are located at the yellow gates and Canis Lupus gate on the FSR.
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Coaches Needed! Introduction to Community Coaching Course (ICC) *Free
The CSTC is in constant need for coaches and helpers, to run the clubs Skill Development Programs, run our elementary ski school program, and to coach in our family ski program for this year. Nordique Canada and CCBC are offering the Introduction to Community Coaching Course (ICC) for free till Jan 15th. This course is 2 online modules. The first you pay $15.00, and the second is free. The club will reimburse you the $15.00 fee upon presentation of the downloadable receipt. By taking this course now, you will have the certification required to take the on-snow Community Coaching course that the club will book for next season. Any questions can be directed to email@example.com
Online Ski and Gear Swap – Oct. 24 – Dec. 30
Five Reasons to Ski at Hallis Lake:
Today the following trails have been groomed :
⛷10 km Lopp ... See MoreSee Less
5 hours ago
🌙PROMO NIGHT SKIING 🌙
Every Wednesday after 5pm :
Day pass for 5$
Rentals Classic skiing 5$
Rentals Skate skiing 11$
Rental Shop open until 9pm
Come for a ski under the lights ! ... See MoreSee Less
1 day ago
Charity, next wednesday maybe?
❄Groomer Report ❄
Today the following trails were refurbished for skate skiing :
⛷North side, including the 7.5.
The south loop is still skiable with some care. It is getting quite bare on the south facing slopes and the summit. ... See MoreSee Less
1 day ago
❄Groomer Report ❄
A welcome dusting of snow prompted this weekend's groomer to tidy up the South trails with exception of South Dog Loop. Cleaned up Gerry's Choice, Canis Lupus, North Marathon east side (from the junction with the South Dog Loop, out and back because the connection with the 15 km still needs more snow to be groomable). Did the 2.5 km loop on the north (left) side of the road as well. ... See MoreSee Less
2 days ago
We receive some fresh snow !!
Gorgeous conditions today.
The centimeter of snow was enough to make all surfaces bright once again, and grooming integrated the new snow into the base. There wasn't enough to enable the setting of new classic track, but classic skiers were reporting very enjoyable skiing in the old track. The skate track was dressed on all of the system south of the main road, except for the old part of the Lit Track. One the north side, the 2.5 thru 7.5 were done, with the exception of the little connector of the 5 to the returning main line.
In addition, the east side of the North Marathon was groomed all the way to the Logging Spur, and the full accessible extent of the spur was done as well. Made it thru the North Loop of the North Marathon with difficulty, dragging, not grooming. This loop is badly rutted from ATV's and will need quite a bit more now before we can do much. ... See MoreSee Less
6 days ago
How are the snowshoe trails?