Whitehorse Nordic Centre
The Whitehorse Nordic Centre is operated by the Whitehorse Cross Country Ski Club and offers 85 kilometers of groomed trails for classic and skate skiing and snowshoeing. An additional 20 kilometers of ungroomed single track are available for snowshoeing and ski touring. The trail system, combined with a great indoor facility, varied programs and affordable fees makes the Whitehorse Nordic Centre a popular choice for winter recreation. The trails are open year round and are equally popular in summer for mountain biking, hiking, running and walking.
Don Sumanik Memorial Races - Update!!!
It's time to race! Please check for the following changes:
*Free technique* race on Saturday, Dec 3 for all age categories:
- Atom's and PeeWee's will use their original 1k and 2k north course
- Midget and up will use the 3.75k course (1 lap for Midget and 2 laps for everyone else)
Sunday, Dec 4 race is postponed and re-scheduled for Saturday, Dec 10. It will be Classic Technique, and Midget and up categories only. The registration deadline for this race will be extended until following Wednesday.
Please check the Race Board in the Wax Room for all the information. Click here to upload the entry form.
Ski Pass Checks
Just a friendly reminder to all the skiers/snowshoers out there! We will be checking for passes throughout the season on random spots.
If you haven’t done so, please pick up your season passes at the Ski Base (also to purchase day passes or punch cards).
Thank you and have fun out there! :)
Lynx Squad Season Begins
Our first session of Lynx Squad is Wednesday Dec 7 at 4:15pm. For our first session the plan is to have a short ski, about one hour, shorter if cold. Following the ski we will have a brief parent's meeting where we will go over the plan for the season. This will start at about 5:15pm.
All skiers should be prepared to classic ski for this session. We will be available to assist with waxing etc. at about 4:00pm in the wax room.
Are you between 8 and 13 and like cross country skiing? Would you like to join a group of skiers once per week to head out on the trails for some skiing time combined with instruction and ski tips? Lynx Squad may be for you. We meet Wednesdays 4:15 to 5:45 starting Dec 7 (conditions permitting) and head out in groups to explore the trails and practice our classic and skating techniques.
For more information and registration click here.
Harvey's Hut Update
Whitehorse Cross Country Ski Club board decided to set up a wall tent as a temporary replacement for Harvey's Hut for this season. We are hoping to have a wall tent set up at the location within next couple of weeks. Harvey's Hut committee is working on choosing the best option for building permanent hut. The construction will start in the spring 2017.
Coast Mountain Sports Wax & Wine - December 7, 7pm, Wax Room
Yes, the wine is back and so is John & Bill Parry :)
- not only that there are a lot fun but they also have a great knowledge about the waxing and they would like to share it with you
- if you are new to waxing or if you would like to get a simple refresher on the waxing skills this fun evening is for you
- FREE EVENT
Volunteer Opportunity (change of the date)!
An opportunity to share your love of skiing!
Free Ski Day, Dec 18 (change of the date), 11 a.m.-3 p.m. – People will have an opportunity to try out the trails and the sport, with free rental equipment, free lessons and free trail passes. We need 2 shifts of volunteers to help new skiers get fitted with free rental skis, provide trail suggestions, membership information, etc.
We need volunteers in shifts from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and from 1 p.m.-3 p.m. To sign please click on the following link: www.volunteersignup.org/7DFJ4 (this time it's the correct one :) or contact Jan Horton at firstname.lastname@example.org or 667-6057 for more info.
Reminder to Snow Bikers and Walkers!
Reminder to snow bikers and walkers that use the single-track trails during the winter season: the winter access plan for the Mount McIntyre area agreed to by the City of Whitehorse and WCCSC is still in effect. Please note the trails that are permitted for these activities, as highlighted on the map, and refrain from using other single-track trails and all ski trails. Permitted trails can be accessed via the Dirt n' Soul Jump Park off Sumanik Drive, Copper Belt Railway, Raven's Ridge, and Copper Ridge residential areas.
The WCCSC is working together with City of Whitehorse and Contagious Mountain Bike Club (CMBC) to provide access to additional single-track trails. Please stay tuned for further developments.
Contemplating a season pass this winter? Conditions are improving with every even little bit of snow we get! And there is nothing more beautiful then skiing under the stars or northern lights!
Credit: Iain Reid
CANSI Courses Offered
December 8,9 & 11
Call or txt: (867) 333 9442 for more information
Wax Room & Ski Base - Full Winter Hours
Monday - Friday, 9am to 9pm (Wax Room) & 10am to 8pm (Ski Base)
Saturday/Sunday, 9am to 6pm (Wax Room) & 10am to 5pm (Ski Base)