The Nova Scotia Provincial Championships is a two day event with races for all ages and abilities. Some skiers choose competitive races, while many select recreational “fun skis” – there’s something for everyone! Be inspired by Nova Scotia’s national-level competitors, bunny rabbits, grand-masters, and first-timers. Join us for the full experience.

Nova Scotia has been celebrating ski racing for over 50 years at the Provincial Cross-Country Ski Championships. The event has been hosted by cross-country ski clubs annually, at various locations throughout the province.  Skiers of all ages and abilities are encouraged to participate and experience the camaraderie inherent in this long-standing event.  

Itineraries are unique every year. Events may include: socials after race days, draw prizes, medals for victors, special take-aways for participants, or meals (optional).

Loppet Facts

Host – NS XC Ski Club, Variable

Ages – All

Date – February 2021, TBC

Location – Nova Scotia, TBC

Abilities – First-Timer-to-Expert

Eligibility – Everyone

Distances – 1km-20km

Start – Mass + Individual

Timed – Yes

Style – Classic + Freestyle

Fee – Nominal

Find the next Nova Scotia Provincial Championship’s date in our Calendar.


Provincial Championships hold many stories of inspiration, fun, and personal bests. If you have a story to share, please drop us a line, nsxcski@gmail.com.

Celebrating his 70th at Provincials

by Cross Country Nova Scotia, Staff, April 17, 2020 Skiing with Jim Skiing into his 70’s, Jim Blanchard is inspiring many around him. He completed two days of racing at the 2020 NS Provincials – just a few days after his 70th birthday. Previously, Jim has skied at the same events as Bryan Scallion, and…

Bryan Scallion Award – Daniel Murray

by Cross Country Nova Scotia Staff, July 1, 2020 2 x Gold at Provincials Cross Country Nova Scotia is proud to announce North Highland Nordic’s Daniel Murray as the recipient of the 2020 Bryan Scallion Memorial Award for the fastest male skier at the Nova Scotia Cross-Country Ski Championships.  Murray achieved the top male aggregate…

Bryan Scallion Award – Fiona McClure

Fastest at Provincials by Cross Country Nova Scotia Staff, July 6, 2020 Cross Country Nova Scotia is proud to announce Halifax Nordic Ski Club’s Fiona McClure as the recipient of the 2020 Bryan Scallion Award for the fastest female skier at the Nova Scotia Cross-Country Ski Championships.  McClure achieved the top female aggregate time, calculated…


Provincials simply brings out everyone’s best – our volunteers, skiers, and supportive fans. Press play to enjoy a few highlights. The 2020 Provincials included a friendly community 5 km event. Be sure to join us in 2021.

2020 Provincial Championships Highlights

They skied their hearts out! We’re proud to see moms, dads, out-of-town friends, visiting club members, youths, seniors, and even canine companions who enjoyed a day in the great outdoors amongst skiers.

We Race – Youths at 2020 Provincials

We are reminded of the joy racing brings to thousands of youngsters across the country. Youths love racing and experience many benefits such as: friendship, time management, sense of community, fun, resilience, leadership, love of the sport, and independence. Why do you love racing?


Celebrating ski racing for more than 50 years at the Nova Scotia Provincial Championships. 

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