HOURS OF OPERATIONS

KNBC trails are typically open December – March. The shoulder seasons: November and April/May typically require ‘rock’ skis: ski at your own risk. During open season KNBC trails are open 24-7. While the 20+km trail system does not have lighting, club members familiar with the trails enjoy skiing at all hours convenient to them with a head lamp. Please note: The Mt Evergreen Chalet is only open to the public and members during scheduled times. Those who access KNBC trails outside of Chalet hours, access the trails directly from the parking lot. An outhouse is available at the Frank Symonds trail head. No other facilities are available when the Chalet is not open with the exception of the wax hut. The wax hut is accessible by key code for members only.

TRAIL CONDITIONS

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Trail
Distance (km)
Color
Type
Condition
Last Groomed
Groomers Notes
Frank Symonds1.5GreenClassic and Skate
Two Towers0.9BlueClassic and Skate
Matoos Trail1.2GreenClassic and Skate
Rainbow Ridge0.5BlueClassic Only
Jackrabbit1.2GreenClassic and Skate
Waldy’s Way0.9GreenClassic Only
Todd’s Traverse0.5GreenClassic Only
Panorama1.3BlueClassic Only
Green Spruce3.2BlueClassic Only
Roller Coaster2.8BlackClassic and Skate
Amie’s Alley0.4GreenClassic and Skate

MEMBERSHIP & PASSES

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Individual Day Pass1 $10.00
Family Day Pass1 $30.00
Individual Season Pass for Youth $120.00
Individual Season Pass for Adults $120.00
Family Season Pass $200.00
Snowshoeing Day Pass2 $5.00

1 All Day Passes can be purchases online, at Trail Head or in Chalet when open.
2 Snowshoeing passes are included in all Day and Season Passes.

CROSS-COUNTRY

RENTAL EQUIPMENT

Cross country rental equipment is available in the Mt Evergreen Ski Club rental shop.

Adult Full Day Package (boots, skis, poles) $20.00
Adult 2 Hour Package (boots, skis, poles) $15.00
Skis $10.00
Boots $10.00
Poles $5.00
Youth Full Day Package (boots, skis, poles) $15.00
Youth 2 Hour Package (boots, skis, poles) $10.00

Challenging, well thought out and immaculately groomed trails. Long hard climbs, long sweeping down hills but all very skiable. A kind of mini-Canmore except prettier and more fun to ski. A true diamond in the rough which I plan to get to more often.

Andy Dwilow, Winnipeg, MB

LESSONS & PROGRAMMING

KNBC coaches are certified Nordiq Canada coaches. Our programming follows each stage of Nordiq Canada’s Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) model which each reflects a different point in athlete development. The first three stages encourage physical literacy and sport experiences for all, while the Junior Development / Race Team focuses on further sport specific skill, physical development and competitive excellence.

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Start Date: November 21, 2020

End Date: March 13, 2021

Schedule: Saturdays, 10:00am – 12:00pm

Equipment: A limited number of entry level skis are available to participants on a first come, first serve basis. Participants are encouraged to come with equipment if possible (classic skis, no poles).

The first level of our programming is for children up to 5 years old (Caregiver presence is required for children 4 years or younger). Developed in parallel with the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP), Bunny Rabbit program materials include an enrolment kit, kid-friendly booklet and fun skill award stickers. The objective is to introduce cross-country skiing and the healthy lifestyle associated with it through organized activity and active play. Participants will develop a positive self-image, movement skills, an appreciation for the outdoors and new ski friendships.

Group Sessions: Saturday Mornings November 21, 2020 – March 13, 2021. This is a 14 session (28 instructional hour) program.

Cold Weather Policy: Coaches will cancel lessons if the weather is colder than -25 C or -28 C with a wind chill and indoor programming for that lesson can not be arranged. Please contact your coach if you are unsure whether your lesson will be cancelled.

The second level of our programming is the “FUNdamentals” stage of development. It has been developed in parallel with the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP). Program materials include an enrollment kit, special toque and an illustrated booklet that tracks levels of achievement. The objective is for children to learn basic cross-country ski skills, including classic and skating styles and to instill a lifelong interest in the sport. Participants will develop the basics of agility, balance, coordination and speed, as well as good ski technique habits, fun and fitness. This is a 14 session (28 instructional hour) program.

Start Date: November 21, 2020

End Date: March 13, 2021

Schedule: Saturdays, 10:00am – 12:00pm

Equipment: Jackrabbits are required to come to sessions with classic skis, and boots (poles not used until later in programming). Season equipment rental available for $75 per season (to be used during scheduled lessons only). As equipment sizes are limited, availability based on first come, first serve basis.

Cold Weather Policy: Coaches will cancel lessons if the weather is colder than -25 C or -28 C with a wind chill and indoor programming for that lesson can not be arranged. Please contact your coach if you are unsure whether your lesson will be cancelled.

Start Date: September 8, 2020

End Date: March 13, 2021

Schedule: Tuesday 5:00pm – 6:00pm, Thursday 5:00pm – 6:00pm, Saturday 10:00am – 12:00pm.

Equipment: Walking poles (fall), Classic & Skate boots (or Combi boots), Roller ski carbide tips for skate poles (interchangeable), and at least 1 pair of personally owned cross country skis and poles (Classic recommended). Season skate ski & pole rental available for $75 per season (to be used during scheduled lessons only). As equipment sizes are limited, availability based on first come, first serve basis. Additional equipment as required per coaching staff.

The third level of our programming is based on the Learn to Train programming level and targets youth 9-12 years old. Developed in parallel with the LTAD guidelines, program materials include an enrolment kit, team clothing item, and all-weather program award stickers for the skier’s program passport. The focus of the Track Attack program is to help participants become technically competent cross country skiers and use their skills to explore a wide range of outdoor, biathlon, and Nordic ski activities.

Cold Weather Policy: Coaches will cancel lessons if the weather is colder than -25 C or -28 C with a wind chill and indoor programming for that lesson can not be arranged. Please contact your coach if you are unsure whether your lesson will be cancelled.

Start Date: September 1, 2020

End Date: March 13, 2021

Schedule: Tuesday & Thursday: 5:00pm – 6:30pm & Saturday: 10:00am – 12:00pm

Equipment: Walking poles (fall), Classic & Skate boots (or Combi boots), Roller ski carbide tips for skate poles (interchangeable), and additional equipment as required per coaching staff. Ownership of at least 1 pair of skis is required however a minimum of 2 sets of skis is strongly encouraged (Classic skis/poles and Skate skis/poles). Season ski & pole rental available for $75 per season per set of skis (to be used during scheduled lessons only). As equipment sizes are limited, availability based on first come, first serve basis.

The fourth level of programming provides athletes coaching based on the “Train to Train” and “Learn to Compete” principles set out in the Nordiq Canada Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) training guidelines. Although athletes are encouraged and can be supported to build/maintain fitness throughout the summer, team training begins in September with action-pack dryland training programming (including running, pole-striding, and roller-skiing). The transition to snow begins as soon as conditions allow! In general, cross-country training activities focus on establishing aerobic capacity and power, through sport-specific and individual-specific skills, self-awareness, and independence. Athletes are supported to learn how to prepare and participate in all aspects of both informal and formal race events. Prior ski or other sport-specific training experience required. The program runs 3 sessions per week for approximately 6-8 hours of coaching per week.

Cold Weather Policy: Coaches will cancel lessons if the weather is colder than -25 C or -28 C with a wind chill and indoor programming for that lesson can not be arranged. Please contact your coach if you are unsure whether your lesson will be cancelled.

Start Date: October 31, 2020

End Date: March 13, 2021

Schedule: Monday: 6:00pm – 7:30pm & Saturday: 1:00pm – 3:00pm

The Adult Program is a peer-led group of skiers of all abilities who love to be outside no matter the weather. We coordinate skate ski and classic ski sessions twice a week with the goal of getting outside, learning/improving skills, getting a great workout, making new friends, and having fun! Fall offerings include “dryland” training, followed by on-snow ski activities as conditions allow. Group activities include “full-moon” potluck skis, technique workshops, ski bingo challenge, opportunities to participate in serious or casual fun race events, and opportunities to try your hand at biathlon. 

This program is a 4 session (8 hour), individualized-introductory program geared to youth participants with visual or physical disability interested in trying cross country skiing. The program is offered per request and based on coaching availability. Sit ski equipment is available for trial through the generous granting of funds offered by the Kenora Foundation and KNBC. Support to source additional equipment available.

SNOWSHOEING

KNBC maintains and operates the “Lost Lake Snowshoe” trail, a 2.5 km snowshoe in and 2.5 km return for a return trip total of 5 km. The trail is accessed from the north end of the upper parking lot (look for the “Blue” sign). Be sure to allow a minimum of 2 hours to complete the entire trail. Passes are available at the Mt Evergreen Chalet during hours of operation for $5.00. Snowshoe rental available from the rental shop during hours of operation (see Mt Evergreen Hours of Operation & Rental Shop tab for details). Trail access is included in fees paid by KNBC members and trail pass holders.

The Lost Lake trail boasts picturesque vistas overlooking the Canadian Shield and greatness of the boreal forest. Enjoy the unique flora and fauna of this forrest and occasional sightings of local habitat. You just might want to bring your camera! While the trail is family friendly, some sections of the trail are of greater difficulty (some climbing). The first kilometre is considered safe for most age and ability levels.

Trail users are asked to please stick to the flagged snowshoe trail and only cross the Cross Country Ski trail at designated areas. Walking on groomed ski trails results in damage to these trails. Violators may be banned from future trail use.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Jackrabbits Trail Tromp
November 21, 2020

KNBC to Host CCSAM Provincial Championships
February 06-07, 2021

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