Fernie Nordic Society
We have just received these handy blue holders to keep your crosscountry skis safely together. Made from a strong light material on each side of a foam center pad. The Fernie Nordic Society logo is printed on them. It is a fundraising item priced at $5 per pair.
They are available now at Heaven Boutique in Fernie. Cash only for this item.
So the Fernie Nordic Racers were a huge success in Golden. The team got noticed during the weekend event. It was so much fun. You may read the official release with more photos from CCBC issued yesterday - here is the link.
See you all in Rossland for the Kootenay Cup #2 on December 13-14.
Last Saturday was an almost ideal time to go outside with the family to try the trails at the Elk Valley Nordic Centre. All trails had been recently groomed and we were surprised that the snow cover was already good for this first outing. Several member families met at the Nordic Centre at 1:30 pm and everyone quickly scattered along the trails for a quiet glide through the woods. Some snow was already falling but it was followed by short intervals of light rain that did not last long. The event ended with everyone gathering at a campfire to enjoy a few roasted hot dogs and a good chat.Tags: general
The office of Cross Country BC has distributed this message with photos about the Snow Camp that coach Jeff and his team have organized during the last weekend. Read on...
Kootenays: A Bunch of Keeners
(Fernie, BC) – Mixed weather patterns and small numbers did not deter the success of the first Teck Regional Camp hosted by the Fernie Nordic Society. On Friday night, shortly after the camp began, it was pouring rain then by 9pm it had turned to a cold, snowy blizzard outside. That evening the athletes discussed the importance of a "team" followed by some yoga. When all the coaches and kids woke up Saturday morning there was 50 cm of new snow on the ground with drifts that blocked most of the shuttle drivers in their driveways. Callaghan Valley Training Centre Head Coach, Chris Manhard, took the athletes through the paces as they worked on offset, 1 skate and 2 skate. Four of the older athletes were enjoying it so much they stayed out through part of the lunch break to work on their one skate. Saturday ended with some free skating and an obstacle course that got the kids sweating despite the cold temperatures. Back in the warmth of the Elks Hall the athletes learned the basics of glide and kick waxing.
Sunday we awoke to the smell of pancakes and temperatures below -25. Despite vehicles getting stuck and equipment breaking due to the cold, our athletes learned some classic technique skills and tried to stay warm with lots of hand warmers and constant moving.
Overall, the coaches felt like this was the perfect way for the Kootenay athletes to kick off their season and having the help of Chris Manhard added plenty of value. Chris stated “considering this was Fernie’s first-ever Teck Regional Camp it was a huge success and I left with positive feedback from the athletes”. The camp could not have run without support from dedicated parents, volunteer helpers, coaches and Teck Resources Limited.
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Doesn’t this WONDERFUL weather make you want to run out and get your skis on? We just need some SNOW now!!!!!
If you are dying to get out as soon as possible (and really………who isn’t?)……….then have we got an OPPORTUNITY for you!!!
We are going to have a WORK BEE at the Elk Valley Nordic Centre this weekend to prep for the upcoming season. Join us on Saturday November 15th at 1pm at the overflow parking lot at the Provincial Park. There will be a wide range of tasks, from installing signage to clipping branches and brush, to trail marking and naming.
Bring your work gloves, along with any clippers or other tools you think will help us with some basic trail fine tuning and site preparation. Bring a cup as we'll have coffee and hot chocolate on hand.
See you then!
The Nordic Society is hosting a Kootenay Regional Snow Camp in Fernie during the weekend of November 28-30. It is open to all Kootenay skiers born in 2000 to 2005 wanting to improve their skills. The camp starts on Friday evening Nov. 28 and it ends at noon on Sunday Nov. 30.
The camp fee is $75.00. This includes Accommodation (Friday and Saturday nights), meals (Friday snacks, Saturday breakfast through to Sunday breakfast), CCBC/Teck T-shirt, 2 days of trail passes and Zone4 fees.
Registration closes on Nov. 18. Register now online through the Zone4 website
Additional information is available in notice available below
Work on the trails of the Nordic Centre is still under way. The trails beyond the Lizard Creek are now accessible since the installation of the bridge last week. We walked the trail system on Monday taking a few pictures along the way. Enjoy the virtual tour without getting your boots stuck in the mud. A few photos are blurry - sorry about that.
The long proposed bridge at the Elk Valley Nordic Centre is now installed. This new structure was assembled last week. It will connect approximately four kilometers of additional trails to the current 3.5 km of the Nordic Centre by crossing the Lizard Creek. The bridge will make it possible to access the future trail to the Fernie Alpine Resort.