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.

RenoBrating! It's a Renovation Celebration & AGM!

Come out and renobrate! Wednesday, October 5 at 7:00 p.m. in the Wax Room!

Check out the new an improved ski chalet, drink beer! eat snacks! get updates from WCCSC National Team members Knute Johnsgaard and Dahria Beatty. The Monque Waterrus award and AGM will follow.

The AGM agenda will include presentations of the 2015/16 financial report, the President’s, the Club Manager’s and the Operations reports. We will also elect the Board members for the 2016/17 year. We will need at least two new Board members as two of the current Board members will not run again. This is your chance to get involved! Please contact the Club Manager at 668­ 4477 or at info.xcskiwhitehorse@gmail.com if you are interested in becoming a ski club Board member.

Thank you WINTERLONG for sponsoring this event!

Ski Swap 2016 - Saturday, October 15, 9am to 12 noon

Mark your calendars and dig into those garages, basements and sheds for some of your gently used equipment that you no longer have use for that may be gold to someone else!

When: Saturday, October 15, from 9am to noon

Where: Grey Mountain Room, Mt McIntyre

Gear Drop Off: Wednesday & Thursday (October 12 & 13), from 4pm to 7pm in the Wax Room and Friday, October 14 from 4pm to 7pm in Grey Mountain Room

Looking for Volunteers for the Ski Swap

Are you ready for the first volunteer opportunity and important fundraiser for the ski club? 

Lots of volunteer opportunities before, during and after swap. Sign up for the job and time that works best for you.

Please click on the following web link (or copy it into your web browser if clicking doesn't work) to go to the signup sheet: www.volunteersignup.org/YXXXP

To sign up, just follow the instructions on the page. It only takes a few seconds to do.

Thank you for volunteering!

Northwestel Jackrabbit/Bunny Program Needs Volunteers!

The Jackrabbit/Bunnies 2016/17 Program at Whitehorse Cross Country Ski Club needs volunteer leaders, and helpers. Cross Country Canada guidelines state that 2 adults are needed for every 4 Bunnies (age 4-5yr), and 2 adults are needed for every 6 Jackrabbits (age 6-9yr). The more volunteer leaders and helpers we have, the more kids we can have in this popular program. 

Leaders and helpers will receive perks from WCCSC including free warm drinks on program days, free day-pass on program days, and a free JR/B ski toque or buff!  The children of volunteers will have guaranteed spot to register in the program. Registration for the JR/B participants will open online on October 5th - a link on the WCCSC website will be provided closer to that date.

No coaching experience is needed to volunteer as a leader or helper. You do not have to perfect technique yourself to coach these kids! If you can put skis on, and you love cross country skiing you can volunteer with this program! 

Cross Country Canada guidelines state that leaders and helpers must have taken the Intro to Community Coaching (ICC) or Community Coaching (CC) courses. These courses will be offered twice in Whitehorse, (Nov 18-20 and Nov 25-27) and will be a great opportunity to learn everything you need to know about coaching the next generation of lifelong skiers! JR/B leaders and helpers course fees will be fully paid for by WCCSC. Click here to register for ICC/CC courses. Volunteer coaches will also have access to great resources outlining goals of the program, activities and games!

Volunteers must also have a criminal record check from the RCMP.  For more information, visit the RCMP website here.

It is important to the development of the skiers skills that we have consistent coaching. Ideally the same leaders/helpers working with each group week-to-week. Therefore we ask for a commitment to coaching all 9 sessions. However, there will inevitably be days when the regular leader/helper can not attend and hence, there is also an opportunity for spare coaches to volunteer, on an on-call basis.

Please sign up to volunteer by clicking HERE! and help us get kids a great start on skis.

Please contact Kristenn at jb.xcskiwhitehorse@gmail.com if you have any questions, thank-you!

p.s. each week we need parent volunteers to help with the après-ski snack, please sign-up here if you already know which day you'd like to help with that!

The registration for this popular program will start on October 11

Lynx Squad Registration is now open

Lynx Squad is a ski program for skiers aged 8-13 wishing to improve their ski skills and fitness in a group of like minded youth. You can find registration information here.

Early Bird Discounts on Memberships

As a Whitehorse Cross Country Ski Club member, you live amongst friends, old and new, you belong to a community. It’s where you go to unwind, share, learn, live and laugh. On top of all this, your membership season's pass allows for unlimited skiing all winter long!

Join the Whitehorse Cross Country Ski Club early and save 10% on the coming ski season!

You can purchase membership/season pass as of September 1 online! It's simple, just click here or go to our website xcskiwhitehorse.ca

Our early bird discount ends October 31.

Change for Ski Chalet Hours!

Ski Chalet (Wax Room) hours in full season (once skiing starts) will be:

Monday - Friday from 9am to 9pm (instead of 10pm)
Saturday & Sunday from 9am to 6pm (no change)

Ski Base & Ski Chalet Hours in October

Are you biking/running/hiking or cranberry picking at the Mt Mac trails? Come to see us to buy season pass (early bird discount till October 31) or renew the locker!

When in October? Tues & Wed & Thurs 2pm to 6pm (hours will extend from middle October)

Don't have time? Sign up for season pass for unlimited skiing all winter long here and renew your locker over the phone!

Looking forward to see you! :)

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