Highlands Nordic Ski Trip on January 28, 2017

The 11th annual ski trip to Highlands Nordic (http://www.highlandsnordic.on.ca/), courtesy of the WRNSC and the Grand Valley Trails Association, will be on Saturday, January 28, 2017. Travel will be aboard a very comfortable Ayr’s coach bus.

Highlands is a great family destination, with 25 km of impeccably groomed trails for classic and skate skiing. Novice to expert skiers will find a trail to match their abilities. For a different pace, there’s also 7 km of snowshoe trails and a toboggan hill (bring your own toboggan, but no GT Racers or stand-on sleds). The ski centre also provides ski equipment rentals (both classic and skate), pro and service shops (they’ll even wax your skis), change rooms, waxing facilities and a full service cafeteria that offers hot soup and sandwiches, hot and cold drinks and fresh baked goods.

Trip cost includes bus fare and ski trail fee. The fee is non-refundable, unless the trip is cancelled. Advance registration is required. Registration and payment deadline is Friday, January 13th.

Fee for WRNSC members: Adults – $40; Junior (from ages 8 to 17) – $25; Children 7 and under – $12. Non-member Fees: Adult and junior – $48; children 7 and under – $32.

Make your cheque payable to the Waterloo Region Nordic Sports Club, and mail it to: WRNSC, P.O. Box 40031, Waterloo, ON N2J 4V1. Please include the number of participants, with their names, age group, contact phone # and e-mail address.

Skiers will be picked up in Waterloo, at Conestoga Mall. ­Please arrive before 8:00 am. Park vehicles at the south-west corner of the mall, south of The Bay. Please park as far away from the building as possible.

The approximate arrival time back to K-W is 5-6 pm (dependent on road/weather conditions).

To reserve your seats, contact Edith at rogerb@golden.net

Murphy’s Law Strikes Again

If you’re anything like me, you saw the fresh snow and thought “Wow, I bet we’ll be able to groom Bechtel soon!”  Us trail groomers definitely thought that, but when we went to test out the (freshly serviced) snowmobile, it decided to quit.  Back to the shop it goes, and we look forward to starting grooming once the snowmobile is working again.