If you are like us, you are champing at the bit to put skis on snow! We need to get outside more than ever but Mother Nature is not playing along. In anticipation of the ski season, we have devised a challenge for you. We call it the Kilometre Count.
We want you to track the kilometres you ski and send them to us. We will keep a running tally of your total distance (classic and skate combined) and post it periodically on our Kilometre Count page (and probably Facebook).
All you have to do is click on the link (also listed under Programs), fill in the form, and submit it. The distances will be tallied weekly(ish).
Skiers who surpass distance milestones (50km, 100km, 150km, and more) will be acknowledged at the end of the season.
As soon as conditions allow, cross-country skiing can begin. The Province of Ontario’s latest COVID-19 restrictions do not affect cross-country skiing operations or clubs. As long as other protective measures are followed, skiers can enjoy the great outdoors and escape the reality of the pandemic lockdown for a while.
Please refer to the Club’s COVID policy on our dedicated pandemic page.
On October 24th, an energetic crew met at the entrance of Murphy’s Point Provincial Park for the annual fall trail clean-up. There are always lots of branches down that need to be removed and bush to push back and snow fencing to put up.
The grooming crew also took to the trails to have a look at the conditions and to remind themselves of the routes. To cover the many kilometres of trail, they mounted their bikes for a fun fall ride.
Don’t forget the AGM on Monday, November 2nd at 7pm. Sign up by clicking on the link in the post below. You will receive a ZOOM link in time to join. Also, to vote during the AGM, you must be a paid up member. Click on the Membership tab above to join.
The membership portal is live for the 2020-2021 season.
If I look out my window, that’s not a moment too soon! A light dusting of snow is covering the ground, the trails were cleared on Saturday, and the Annual General Meeting is this coming Monday. Time to get a membership!
Go to the Membership page and follow the instructions to join for this season. Don’t forget that only paid members can vote during the AGM.
If you haven’t RSVP’d to our ZOOM AGM, yet, please scroll down a few posts and follow the link to the (very short) form to reserve your spot on our remote AGM.
Club members will be walking the trails at Murphy’s Point on Saturday, October 24 to clear away any branches or obstructions and identify any larger trees or hazards that need to be removed to prepare for the ski season.
We will also be installing a snow fence and possibly spreading some mulch on one area of the Loon Lake trail.
This is key preparation for our winter ski season which, we think, may be our busiest yet. It is a fun morning of light exercise in a beautiful autumn setting. Please consider joining us and feel free to invite family and friends.
We meet at the main gate at 8 am and get into small groups to walk, inspect, and clear the trails. We usually wrap up by noon. Mark your calendars, bring a water bottle, a snack, work gloves, and dress for the weather.
Please email Phill to let him know that you are able to join us. Also, if you have any questions or know of someone else who may be interested in pitching in, contact him at pcbrackenbury at gmail dot com.