Find Your People.
Connect with a group of welcoming nordic skiers – join a cross-country ski club!
Nova Scotia cross-country ski clubs offer something for everyone. Clubs host social events, races, provide programs for all ages and abilities, and have a wide-range of volunteer opportunities within a supportive environment.
Many clubs offer a variety of outdoor activities in addition to cross-country skiing. These activities may include: roller-skiing, nordic walking, and snowshoeing. Clubs bring “outdoor-minded” people together.
Cross-country ski clubs perform numerous functions and operate by set policy. Cross Country Nova Scotia is grateful for all of the club volunteers who work tirelessly, to motivate others and continue the growth of our sport.
Programs – Provide ski programs for all ages and abilities.
Equipment – Offer rental equipment options.
Events + Races – Organize social events, equipment exchanges, races all levels, and club trips.
Manage Trail Systems – Groom trails, post trail location signs, and trail maintenance.
Administration – Provide membership and governance.
Insurance – Coordinate liability insurance coverage for members through Nordiq Canada.
CAPE BRETON NORDIC
Terrain: Gentle, rolling, suitable for all ages and abilities
Club House: Access
Programs: All ages, club trips
Activities: Cross-Country ski, nordic walking, snowshoeing
Visitors: Welcome, day fee
Equipment: Rentals not available
Cape Breton Nordic is a developing group establishing an environment to support snowshoeing and cross country skiing in the Cape Breton Region. Located at the Seaview Golf and Country Club in North Sydney, this club brings people together through cross-country skiing programs for all ages, nordic walking, events, club trips, and snowshoeing. Come out to enjoy the gentle rolling terrain that is suitable for all abilities, while catching glimpses of the Sydney harbour and the surrounding wilderness. The Seaview Golf and Country Club is an outstanding partner, providing access to the club house for Cape Breton Nordic members. Find the time to enjoy these trails and connect with some terrific people.
FRIENDS OF ELLENWOOD PARK
Terrain: 7 KM+
Cabin: Access on weekends, wood stove
Activities: Cross-Country ski, snowshoe, walking, workshops, scavenger hunts, nature walks & more.
Visitors: Welcome, free
Friends of Ellenwood Park is a group of like-minded volunteers who enjoy the beauty and amenities of Ellenwood Lake Provincial Park, and want to share it with all visitors. A dedicated group of volunteers groom over 7km of cross-country ski trails. The park features a wood cabin that is open on weekends, complete with a wood stove and hot beverages. There are no entry fees to the park. Complimentary cross-country ski equipment and snowshoes are available for loan on weekends. Numerous activities are organized from September – April, such as: snowshoeing, interesting workshops, scavenger huts, and nature walks. Friends of Ellenwood Park is a wonderful resource with something for every age and interest.
Terrain: Variety of trails available at 5 trail locations
Club House: Access at The Links at Brunello
Activities: Loppets, pop-up racing events, club trips
Halifax Nordic Ski Club is an established community organization of over 400 Nordic skiers who enjoy cross-country skiing in the Halifax region. The club offers groomed trails at five locations throughout the Halifax Regional Municipality. Designated sections of Halifax Nordic’s trails at The Links at Brunello, receive supplemental coverage of artificial snow-making. The Links at Brunello has been an excellent partner to Halifax Nordic. Members are welcome to enjoy Brunello’s club house facilities after time on the trails. Adult rental skis are available to rent at the Brunello Pro Shop. Halifax Nordic offers a wide-range of programs for all ages, club trips, events, gear swaps, pop-up races, roller-ski “try-it” sessions, and many volunteer opportunities. Join this community to meet many like-minded outdoor enthusiasts.
29481 Cabot Trail, Cape North NS
Terrain: 12KM classic + skate, beginner to advanced
Warm Room: Access, wood stove, waxing facilities
Equipment: Ski + snowshoe rentals
Activities: Loppets ski + snowshoe, weekly social ski, moonlight ski or snowshoe nights
Visitors: Welcome, day fee
North Highlands Nordic was founded in 1977 by a small group of enthusiastic cross country skiers who shared a love of winter and the splendid scenery in the Northeast Highlands Area of Cape Breton Island. Over 40 years later, the club now operates a 12 km network of trails that are groomed for both classic and skate techniques by a PistonBully groomer. The trails take skiers through hardwood and softwood forests, and provide fantastic vistas of the Aspy Range. The beauty of these trails is how they cater to both novice and expert skiers, and given the 16’ width at places, there is room for everyone. The heated ski room can be used to wax your skis, enjoy your lunch, or simply relax. NHN is a community operated non-profit organization that hosts many activities throughout the winter, including youth ski programs, ski socials, snowshoeing, and annual loppets (ski & snowshoe). The following rental equipment is available: ski equipment in sizes suitable for children through adult, pulk, and snowshoes.
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