Nordic Ski Related Organizations
International Ski Federation (FIS): includes news and results from grass skiing, to roller skiing, and of course cross country skiing
Cross Country Canada (CCC): news, results, and info about cross country skiing across the country
Cross Country Ontario (CCO): news, results, and info about cross country skiing from the province, including our Southern Ontario Division
Canadian Masters Ski Association: when grey hair creeps in and saggy skin develops, people call you a fossil and make jokes about Depends; luckily as a skier above 30 (Men) or 35 (Women), they call you a Master; they have their own association with news and information about events
Nordic Ski Resorts (Southern Ontario)
Highlands Nordic: our preferred partner 20 km South of Colllingwood on top of the Escarpment. Features a great chalet, excellent trails, on-site accomodations and a pro shop; 1 hour and 40 min from Waterloo
Hardwood Hills: located between Barrie and Orillia, it features many trails, a pro shop and mountain biking in the summer; 2 hours and 15 minutes from Waterloo
Horseshoe Valley: located between Barrie and Orillia, it features old school trails on the North Side and great skating trails on the South Side; adjacent to a downhill skiing resort; 2 hours and 15 minutes from Waterloo
Nordic Ski Equipment Retailers (Southern Ontario)
Adventure Guide: Waterloo’s local outdoors retailer. Adventure Guide stocks a range of products for a wide variety of outdoor activities. They have a moderate selection of recreational level nordic ski equipment.
Velotique: your premier choice and a great partner of the club; this family owned store has everything you need for nordic skiing; it is located in the Beaches in Toronto; 1 hour and 30 minutes from Waterloo if you avoid the rush hour
Canadian Wintersports Corporation: although not a retailer, the CWS is a preferred partner of the club and distributes roller skis, poles, wax, gloves, undergarments etc. Contact the club executive for details on purchasing their items.
Highlands Nordic: the pro-shop is well stocked and open on weekends after Thanksgiving and open daily during the ski season; you can try new and rental equipment on site. 1 hour and 40 min from Waterloo
Select Nordic Ski Clubs (Ontario)
While Ontario has many clubs, we have selected a few that are key in Southern Ontario and added a few other noteworthy ones. Cross Country Canada has the complete list on their site.
Mono Nordic (Orangeville): Our neighbour has its own trails, is very active and hosts the Mono Nordic Races for all ages in January.
Bruce Ski Club: located near Wiarton, the club has its own set of trails and they host the annual Sawmill Race in February which is a great event for Jackrabbits and others new to racing.
Arrowhead Nordic: located at Arrowhead Provincial Park near Huntsville, their trails are picturesque and open to all. They host the Muskoka Loppet in January, which is splendid.
Georgian Nordic: just outside of Parry Sound, the club’s trails are gently rolling through the Canadian Shield with birches and confierous trees dotting the scenery; they host the Sounders Tour on an annual basis.
Haliburton Highlands Nordic: is true to its name and is located in the village of Haliburton with trails near the college; the trails are fun and hilly in sections, but access to the entire Haliburton trail netweork nearby offers additional variety.
XCOttawa: has a terrific webpage about skiing in the Ottawa Region, especially Gatineau Park, and the team has WRNSC alumni Megan McTavish and Anna Geiger-Whitlock
Nordic Special Interest
Skifaster.net: operated by fast Canadian skiers and it features news, views and blogs from Canada’s fastest skiers
Masterskier.com: U.S. based but has lots of info on loppets, training, other industry worthy news geared towards those who are closer to mastering the sport
Play, Live and Be Tobacco Free: an advocay group which extends grants to organizations for the purpose of supporting programs and for the purpose of implimenting a tobacco free policy. The WRNSC has adopted such a policy on December 13, 2010.