Updates COVID-19

Recent Updates on COVID-19 Restrictions Jan. 5, 2021 Update: The province announced that the restrictions currently in place, including those impacting cross-country skiing, will remain in effect until at least Jan. 31, 2022. Review press release from the province, click here. Dec. 23, 2021 Update: The Province has provided the following clarification regarding the current restrictions limiting sport and recreation to…

NS Represented at National PN Development Camp

Skier Emma Archibald and Provincial Coach Lilla Roy – Attend by Cross Country Nova Scotia, Staff, December 6, 2021 Canmore, Alberta: Nova Scotia ski team athlete, Emma Archibald, accepted an invitation to Nordiq Canada’s annual para-nordic development camp; held at the Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park, in Canmore, Alberta, from November 20th – 25th. Skiers from across Canada were in…

NHN Warm Room Ready for 2022!

Construction photo December 18, 2021 Important Infrastructure by Cross Country Nova Scotia, Staff, November 27, 2021 (updated Jan. 14) CAPE NORTH, NS: North Highlands Nordic completed construction of a warm room, though due to COVID restrictions it will be officially open to the public at a later date. NHN kicked off 2021 with a new access trail; parking area; and…

NHN & Cape North 1st Annual Christmas Market

Mark Your Calendar! by North Highlands Nordic, November 26, 2021 (updated Dec 16) A complete Christmas experience! Pick up your fresh Christmas Tree from the Lions Club then come inside to enjoy a delicious Big Breakfast hosted by North Highlands Nordic and shop local for goodies from a variety of local vendors while enjoying local live music and then get…

NHN is Hiring!

Office Manager by North Highlands Nordic, November 26, 2021 Job Posting: Office Room Manager Period of Employment: Winter 2022, 9 am – 5pm, Sunday to Thursday Wage: $15.00/hr includes vacation pay Job Description Welcome North Highlands Nordic customers and fit them with ski equipment. Manage daily finances. Administer various programs and events for NHN Promote NHN events, trail conditions, and…

Annual Ski Swap

Annual Event by Scotia XC Ski Club by Scotia XC Ski Club The SCOTIA XC Ski Swap will take place on: Saturday, November 20th from 11:00am – 1:00pm at The Trail Shop on Quinpool Rd. in Halifax. This is a terrific opportunity to sell your old ski equipment, buy some gently used gear, and to help new skiers get started.…

The Keppoch is Hiring

Call for Applications by Cross Country Nova Scotia, Staff, November 18, 2021 Our friends at The Keppoch are inviting applications for General Manager. We are happy to pass along the news to our cross-country ski community, per chance you can refer a capable outdoor enthusiast to apply for this post. Please forward. Remember to keep The Keppoch’s 10 km of…

Discover More Club Trails in 2022!

Adventure Awaits by Cross Country Nova Scotia, Staff, October 19, 2021 Hi Everyone – It’s time to get excited for skiing! Tempt yourself to discover more club trails and charming communities across our province. View our clubs’ awesome winter photos and trail highlights below – start thinking “skiing”. We’ve also highlighted where to find some of our key website information,…

Fall Program for Youths!

Photo credit: Daniel Murray Great Outdoors + Active Lifestyle Program by Halifax Nordic Ski Club, October 7, 2021 The GOAL (Great Outdoors & Active Lifestyle) program is a new offering for the fall of 2021, by Scotia Nordic Ski Club. The program is open to youths ages 11 – 14, who are looking to get a head start on the…

Proof of Vaccination

Sport and Recreation Sector by Cross Country Nova Scotia, September 18, 2021 The Nova Scotia government released additional policy details for proof of vaccination on September 17, 2021. Note the policy has not been fully developed – information may change and more details will be available before the policy is in effect. The policy will take effect during phase 5…

East Coast Kids Episode at North Highlands Nordic

“It was awesome!”, East Coast Kids by East Coast Kids, September 16, 2021 Join Liam and Lucas, hosts of East Coast Kids, as they spend quality time on skis at North Highlands Nordic!  If you’ve been wondering where to plan your next ski trip, be sure to press play to catch a glimpse of this club’s majestic beauty and trail…

Masters World Cup 2022

Canmore, Alberta by Masters World Cup 2022, Organizing Committee, September 10, 2021 Hello Master Skiers and Friends, The Alberta World Cup Society is pleased to announce to the International Masters Cross Country Ski Community that the Masters World Cup 2022 is just over six months away.  We invite all Masters Cross Country skiers to join us in Canmore, Alberta, Canada. At this time,…

Nordic Ski Lab – Online Technique

Instruction for Skiers of All Abilities by Cross Country Nova Scotia, Staff, September 10, 2021 Nordic Ski Lab provides online cross-country ski technique videos including skate and classic skiing, demos, drills, and step-by-step lessons. One of the best ways to learn sports, including cross-country skiing, is through observational learning. If you’re new to skiing, please take the time to review…

Cross Country Savings Program

Nordiq Canada’s NordiqPlus by Nordiq Canada, September 10, 2021 Members of Nordiq Canada receive exclusive access to our cross-country savings program, NordiqPlus. You can now access exclusive deals on everything from ski wax to vacations from September 1st, 2021 to March 31st, 2022.  Click the link below to access the discount portal and view all of the available perks! Be sure…

Fluoro-Free Rule NC Sanctioned Races

2021-22 Season by Nordiq Canada, September 9, 2021 The Nordiq Canada fluoro policy for the 2021-22 season will see a full fluoro ban applied for all Nordiq Canada sanctioned events, except for those events that also have a FIS sanction.  However, fluorinated kick wax will be exempt from the fluoro ban policy. What does the ban include?The fluoro-free rule applies…

Petro-Canada #ThanksCoach Contest

National Coaches Week by Cross Country Nova Scotia, Staff, September 9, 2021 National Coaches Week is a week to celebrate the tremendous positive impact our ski coaches have on athletes and communities across Nova Scotia. It’s an opportunity to recognize coaches for the integral role they play by simply saying #ThanksCoach. An initiative coordinated by the Coaching Association of Canada.…

Weather, Snowplow & Road Reports

Planning Ski Days in Nova Scotia by Cross Country Nova Scotia, Staff, September 7, 2021 Real-time online weather and road conditions reports can help you plan more time on snow. Do you watch radar segments that narrow in to specific areas? Have you interacted with snow coverage maps? Did you know Nova Scotia has a snowplow tracker? Of course, these…

Trails & Conditions – Updated Daily

Stay Informed to Ski and Adventure More! by Cross Country Nova Scotia, Staff, September 6, 2021 Chasing snow makes for a winter jam-packed with adventure and more time on skis. Take a peek at our Trails and Conditions webpage, for a bird’s-eye-view of Nova Scotia’s trail systems, and see who’s been grooming. Page updates are done at least once a…

Where to Rent, Borrow & Buy Skis

Your Options in Nova Scotia by Cross Country Nova Scotia, Staff, September 5, 2021 Are you hoping to enjoy time on skis this winter? Your first step is finding gear. There are a variety of options to rent, borrow, or buy equipment across the province. If you’re new to the sport, consider contacting a cross-country ski club to inquire about…

How to Step into Cross-Country Ski Bindings

Clicking In by Salomon, (article) A few tips can make it easier for you to step into your cross-country ski bindings. Salomon has compiled a “how-to” guide in their article featured below. If you would like to ensure your equipment is working properly or inquire about maintenance that can extend the lifetime of your skis – drop in to your…