Get Started with Cross Country Skiing

Whether you are thinking about cross country skiing as a way to get outside and enjoy a beautiful winter’s day on peaceful trails or whether you are taking it up for the aerobic exercise and want to race, Cross Country Nova Scotia has something to offer!

If peaceful trails and enjoying nature is your thing, check out our trails and current conditions pages for up-to-date information on the variety of skiing trails in Nova Scotia.

If you'd like to meet other skiers, take lessons or learn about racing, then you might want to join one of our clubs.

If you are new to cross country skiing then you might want to check out our equipment links below to find some local places to buy equipment, or try renting first.

Brunello Cross Country Ski

Meet Other Skiers

The best way to meet other skiers and to find people to ski with is to join a ski club!

Join a ski club

You can also follow CCNS and our member ski clubs on Facebook (LINKS)

Join CCNS on Facebook

Take Lessons

The best way to learn how to ski is to start with a lesson from a qualified instructor. The following ski clubs offer one-time and weekly lessons at a range of ability levels:

Rent Equipment

The following businesses and recreation facilities rent cross country ski equipment (classic and/or skate skis). Call them to confirm availability.

Buy Equipment

The best selections of cross country ski equipment in Nova Scotia are available at: