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Nov 18 (2d, 17h) by Stephanie Tregunno from Wesley Clover Parks
Trails Skied: 101, 102, 103, 104, 106, 107, TCT [8.28km], Glide Wax: , Grip Wax:
What great skiing for this time of year! Got out for a ski in the dark this evening and forgot my headlamp, yet that wasn't much of a problem. Conditions were easily handled with a good pair of waxless rock skis. Any bare spots (including the creek that is still open and running) were fairly obvious.

Stuck to the lower trails - Much of 101 is rolled while the rest has a pretty good track skied in. The TCT was especially nice, though poles were hitting the ground. A few more centimeters and I imagine groomers will be able to do their magic.
Nov 17 (3d, 20h) by Harris Kirby from Wesley Clover Parks
Trails Skied: 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 106, 107 [8.08km], Glide Wax: Last year's blue, Grip Wax: Vauhti Carrot
Excellent snow coverage throughout. Trails 100 and 102 have been packed with the roller. Expect some machine grooming on Sunday. What a start to the season!
Nov 16 (4d, 14h) by Harris Kirby from Kanata Nordic Campground Parking Lot
Trails Skied: 1, 2, 8, 12, 106, 107 [5.97km], Glide Wax: Last year's blue, Grip Wax: Vauhti Carrot
Skied on Watts Creek trail from Burke Rd. to KN trails. Snow cover on all trails is excellent but rock skis are still advised. Hopefully rolling and packing will start on Saturday morning but I imagine track setting and grooming will have to wait until more of a base has been established. Patience is a virtue.

Latest Kanata Nordic Grooming Reports..

This information is from Kanata Nordic (www.kanatanordic.ca/).

Coaching Workshops

Here is a summary of the coaching workshops scheduled in Ontario so far. Community Coaching November 24/25 Deep River; Ottawa (Nakkertok) December 1/2 Sault Ste. Marie December 6 and 8 Parry Sound December 7/8 Sudbury December 8/9 Highlands Nordic, Duntroon December 15/16 Huntsville L2T Dryland November 17/18 Sault Ste. Marie L2T On Snow January 26/27 […]

Coaching course ? free to all leaders

All on-snow leaders should have at least a basic level of training. To that end, Kanata Nordic is offering a certified Community Coaching course, from Cross-Country Ski de fond Canada. It’s free to any volunteers who are leading or assisting this season. The course is being hosted at Nakkertok South, Saturday Nov. 24 from 12:30 […]

Club Night at Kunstadt Sports, Nov. 6th

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About Skiing in the Kanata Area..

Kanata Nordic ski club is a volunteer-run club dedicated to promoting lifelong activity, fitness and enjoyment of the outdoors through a variety of cross-country ski programs and activities offered in a friendly club setting. Established in 1979, Kanata Nordic now calls Wesley Clover Parks home with a growing trail-network for all skiers to enjoy. The club is a member of Cross Country Ontario (CCO) and Cross Country Canada (CCC).

The club grooms and maintains approx. 18km of trails at 401 Corkstown Road.

Trails are groomed 3 times per week by volunteer groomers. Tracksetting occurs after each significant snowfall and just prior to Saturday lessons (usually January through March). Trail conditions will vary depending on snowfall and snow conditions.

Trails at the YMCA Bonnenfant Outdoor Centre are NOT MAINTAINED.

A day pass for skiing is $7.00 ($5.00 for snowshoeing) payable at the trailhead or online. Members receive a season trail pass as part of their club membership.

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Kanata Area Trails Legend

11 (Green)1.45
22 (Green)0.45
22 (Blue)0.2
33 (Green)1
44 (Green)1
66 (Green)1.7
77 (Green)0.27
88 (Green)0.47
99 (Green)0.45
1111 (Green)0.7
12a12a (Blue)0.1
12b12b (Blue)0.15
1212 (Blue)1.7
100100 (Green)1.6
101101 (Green)2.2
102102 (Green)0.9
103103 (Green)0.48
104104 (Green)1
106106 (Green)1.5
107107 (Green)0.4
TCTTrans Canada Trail (Green)1.8


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