Caledonia Nordic Ski Club (Prince George)
Snowmobile Fundraising – we need your help!
Our three Alpine ll snowmobiles are nearing the end of their serviceable life. They have served us well as our go-to utility sleds towing implements and equipment to pack, clear, and groom our trails. One now has a seized motor that cannot be repaired, and the others are no longer reliable. Last year we gratefully received sufficient donations to augment our fleet with a good used snowmobile. It has helped as a rescue sled and light duty service, but we really need the utility we have had from the Alpines as a long term solution.
To better serve our members by continuing to provide world-class ski trails, we are fundraising to purchase a new snowmobile, probably like the Ski-doo Skandic pictured above as one of the very few utility sleds still being manufactured.
Once again, some extremely generous supporters of xc skiing in BC are stepping up with matching funds ($16,000) to help kick-start things for BC clubs. The $16,000 will be handed out as follows, until it’s gone:
If you’re doing the math, that’s a total contribution of $800 on the first $1,600 that the club raises… a 50% match! Donors will receive a tax receipt. To Donate now, click on the following link:
We took 10 racers to Vanderhoof today and almost everyone medaled. In Under 10 Abbey Mackay placed silver and Friday Borsato-Stobbe third. U11- Anja Sales
silver. U8- Max Kovach gold andU10 Elek Kovach silver. In U9 – Tristan Woollends fifth place. U12 Rome Borsato-Stobbe silver and U13 Ella Hyde silver. U15 Isaac Woollends gold and in U16 Savannah Robinson gold.
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⚠️Covid 19 Announcement⚠️
Sadly as the Covid 19 pandemic continues to progress, we have received further directions from Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development through our local Recreation Sites and Trails BC officer.
Regrettably, we are required to cease further operations. What that means for us is we will no longer groom trails, collect day passes, or provide any services at our Hallis Lake trails.
Further use of these trails by members or the public will be strictly at their own risk.
Furthermore, although the backcountry cabins will remain open as they are in the off-season for safety reasons, no bookings will be made, and existing bookings will be cancelled.
In addition to enhancing our social and physical distancing, this should relieve the possibility of putting volunteer rescue and medical personnel at risk should an accident or incident occur on our trails.
Thank you all for a great season. It's a shame we have to end it in such a dire situation. Please continue to be safe and comply with all Health BC directives. Our combined efforts will see us through this.
Sincerely, on behalf of the Club,
President, CSTC ... See MoreSee Less
5 days ago
I agree, seems a bit extreme as it's not a large social gathering, and people need to get our and exercise or they'll go stir crazy@
I did the marathon for the first time this year with my fishscale classics and it was fantastic, fast if not a little icy. Thanks to all the volunteers who do such a wonderful job at Hallis for another great season!
Disappointed for all concerned, the facilities up there seem to be ideally suited for healthy social distancing...but I appreciate this is not of your choosing.
We are not at the coast, but we can learn from what has occurred there: https://cyclingmagazine.us11.list-manage.com/track/click?u=87b3d3c383ae7dd2448745db7&id=b0e8ba89ee&e=67479ea52d
Thank you for the wonderful season!
Seems a bit of overkill. Too bad.
❄️Grooming Report❄️March 19th
- South Dog Loop
- Pancake Flats
- Black Hole
Enjoy your social-distancing exercise ☺️
**Reminder that the Lodge and Rental Shop are now closed for the season** ... See MoreSee Less
1 week ago
I thought the lodge and rental shop were now closed as of today?
In keeping with the health advisories and procedures regarding COVID-19 transmission, the executive has decided it best to close the lodge and end rentals effective tomorrow, Thursday, March 19th.
We will continue to provide day passes through the honour box. Additionally, the outhouse behind the timing hut, and the outhouse will be open and supplied with toilet paper 🧻 and hand sanitizer 🧴 Our trails will remain open at least until April 1st and grooming will be done as required.
Please continue to enjoy the trails and maintain a distance of 6 feet from other participants as you wave and say hello. 😊
If further advice or restrictions from government are given, we will update as needed.
Have a lovely remainder of the season everyone, and please, stay safe! ❄️ 🎿 ... See MoreSee Less
1 week ago
It is a tough decision but with COVID-19 virus pandemic and in conversation with the Infection Prevention person at the hospital, we have decided to cancel the “Captured by Fire” presentation set for this Friday. The new regulations have set the maximum crowd at 50, so to be on the safe side the event will be cancelled. ... See MoreSee Less
2 weeks ago
Explore QuesnelCross-country skiing conditions have been excellent at Hallis Lake. The smile says it all!
Cariboo Ski Touring Club - Hallis Lake Ski Center
📷 @tbordeleau2018 ... See MoreSee Less
2 weeks ago
I got to agree, skiing is excellent.