Trophy Presentation

Jim Reain, one of this year’s Kilometre Challenge Distance Award winners, received his trophy recently.

The custom made two-of-a-kind trophy was presented to Jim by last year’s winner, Robert Mears. The trophy, though not quite as prestigious as the Stanley Cup, is handed from one winner to the other year-over-year in much the same way. There are no witness accounts to confirm or deny the presence of an RCMP escort.

Jim skied 364 kilometres this season to earn the trophy! Well done!

Membership Survey

All club members are invited to complete this survey now that the season has wrapped up. Over the last two years, the Tay Valley Ski Club has almost tripled in size and we want to know what you think and how you feel about how the Club is doing.

Please take a few minutes to complete this membership survey in Google Forms.

The club is also planning a post-season wrap-up event (either virtual or in-person) before the end of March. This would be a great way to meet other club members and to learn about the Club activities and organization. Stay tuned for details.

Kilometre Challenge Info

The Tay Valley Cross Country Ski Club Kilometre Count Distance Challenge is officially closed for 2022!

However, it’s not too late to enter your ski information. If you kept track of your outings and know how many kilometres you skied, enter the information on our Google Form. We will accept entries until Friday, March 25th.

Access our form and enter your information HERE.

Grooming updates

Check our Facebook page for the most up-to-date grooming reports. With this changeable weather — pouring rain one day, mounds of snow the next — the trail conditions will vary greatly.

Before heading out, refer to our Facebook page. Our groomers post their last grooming times and report on general conditions. You can also check our Trails page for more information.

Happy skiing!!

Moonlighting at Murphys Point

When: Saturday, February 12 6:30pm – 9pm
Where to start: Winter Parking Lot

Come and enjoy the beautiful trails at Murphys Point under an almost
full moon. Meet some club executive members and fellow skiers and
revel in the beauty of midwinter.

Arrive at the main (winter) parking lot any time between 6:30 and 8 pm with a
friend or small group of skiers (remember to display your TVCCSC
membership card). Meet some of the executive and other club
members in the parking lot and then feel free to explore the main trails
in the park with your group. We suggest no one skis alone, so singles
should join another skier or small group. It is expected that all skiers
will observe safe COVID practices (distancing and masks…if distancing is
not possible).

Dress for the weather and bring a headlamp and phone. Temperatures will be
dropping as the evening progresses, so a few extra layers and perhaps a
warm drink in a knapsack would be a good idea as well.
We ask that all skiers return to the main winter parking lot and
depart the park by 9 pm, at the latest.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact club vice president Phill
Brackenbury ( ) or club secretary Brad Mills
( ).

This may be the last opportunity for a weekend moonlight ski this
year, so hopefully we will see many of you!

Distance Challenge

The Loppet may be cancelled but the Kilometre Count Distance Challenge is back!

Track your mileage on our Distance Challenge page by clicking on the link and filling in the information on our club Google Form. Once a week (or so), we will update the table on the page showing who has skied, where, and how far. This is open to club members only. Click on the Membership tab to register to join the TVCCSC.

Loppet Cancelled

Unfortunately, due to the current Omicron driven COVID wave and the resulting restrictions, our annual Loppet has been cancelled for the second year running. A year ago, we certainly didn’t think we would be in this situation again, but here we are.

We are optimistic about our chances of holding our classic loppet next year. Keep us in your calendar…early February 2023.

Stay healthy!!

Loppet details

The 2022 Tay Valley Loppet is set for Sunday February 6th at Murphys Point Provincial Park, with a reserve date of February 13th, if snow conditions are not adequate.

The format will be a 2.5 or 5 km freestyle “cookie race” at 10:00 am, followed by a classic 10 km or 20 km classic race at 11:00 am.

All ages and abilities are welcome. Short award ceremonies will follow each event. Full results will be posted through a link on this Website. Kilted skiers will receive special awards.

Please be aware that due to COVID restrictions, all skiers 12 years or older must be fully vaccinated, as per Cross Country Ontario requirements. Children who recently became eligible for vaccinations (5-11) are exempt from this requirement.

Registration forms will be available on the Loppet page of this Website soon.