Sunday, February 16, 2020

I went up this morning with a bit of trepidation, expecting sticky conditions and potential problems, but the snow was actually a bit fluffy and it was -1C at the cabin.

There was one heavy snow shower while I was working but it stopped and it was almost sunny by the time I was finished.  Tracks are good, snow is nice - for now.

Dave McCormick

Sunday, January 26, 2020

BC Nordic Ski Punch Pass

KORTS Nordic Ski Cub has received 1 BC Nordic Ski Pass Punch Cards courtesy Cross Country BC.
We are making these passes available to all current (2019/20) KORTS Nordic Ski Club members (only). If you aren't currently a member of KORTS Nordic Ski Club and wish to join……..
Our Punch Cards are for " Double the Fun" which means each of the two cards we have are good for two uses per club for a maximum of 7 clubs as listed on the back of the card. So, with the card 2 adults could ski at any of the listed clubs up to 7 clubs
The KORTS Nordic Ski Club punch card access is restricted to current year KORTS Nordic Ski Club members. To access the Punch Cards, please call Val Koenig @ 250-353-2168.
So for a reduced ski pass rate…..
Still open
100 Mile------Black Jack (Rossland)------Bukley Valley(Smithers)------Caledonia (Prince George)
Cariboo(Quesnel)-----Fernie------Kimberley------Larch Hills(Salmon Arm)------McKinney(Oliver)
Morice Mountain(Houston)------Nechako(Vanderhoof)------Nelson------Nickel Plate(Penticton)
Omineca(Burns Lake)------Overlander(Kamloops)------Revelstoke------Snow Valley(Terrace/Kitimat)
Sovereign Lake(Vernon)------Stuart Lake(Fort St. James)------Sun Peaks(Kamloops)
Telemark(West Kelowna)------Toby Creek/Nipika(Invermere)------Valhalla Hills(New Denver)
Williams Lake------Whiskey Jack(Fort St. John)
Happy Trails!

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Adult Nordic ski lessons

Sunday Adult Ski Lessons
Hello Skiers
KORTS Nordic Ski is pleased to offer another year of Adult Ski Lessons in conjunction with our Youth KORTS Nordic Ski Program.  The session is offered from 10am until 1pm for the next 3 Sundays (January 19, 26 and February 2).  Please meet at the Nordic ski warming hut at 10am to participate.  If you are a beginner and would like to ride up or down on the Jackrabbit express; that is available.  Our coaches can help you with technique and style development, learning new skills, or building confidence on your skis.  Beginners and proficient skiers are welcome.   The session is free for KORTS members; please have your KORTS Nordic membership already purchased and consider donating with Val in the ski hut.  Hot chocolate and a cookie is also on offer for a $2 donation. 

Stu Heard, Secretary
Kaslo Outdoor Recreation and Trails Society (KORTS)
Box 1024
Kaslo, BC V0G 1M0

250-353-1875 (personal)

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Retallack proposal to expand Commercial Tenure

For your information regarding the Retallack proposal to expand its Commercial Recreation Tenure Licence of Occupation.

Stu Heard, Secretary

Friday, December 20, 2019

Lettrari Loop detour

Tom Duchastel and I met with Village of Kaslo staff to examine how the expansion of the airstrip gravel pit is impacting the west end of the upper section of Lettrari Loop. For trail user safety, it was agreed that the current part of the trail that skirts the pit will be permanently closed and re-routed.  The Village will soon fill in that section of trail.

KORTS will be responsible for identifying a new trail route in a safer location.

In the interim, for your personal safety, trail users should use the by-pass detour as noted below. 

Thanks for your co-operation.

Tom Duchastel, President

Monday, December 16, 2019

First Nordic Track of the year

Good Morning
We have gotten enough snow to set track from the parking lot to the 5 corners.
It is roller packed to Bucky.
The dog track is roller packed , but doesn’t have enough snow to ski on without damaging your skis.

 Conditions on the main track are good to very good with new snow yesterday .

Thank you to all those who came out to the grooming clinic yesterday , and that have expressed interest in grooming
Dan Trobak , Jean Michel , Nigel Beckers , Pat Haegedorn , Gerald Garnett , Chris Temple,
And of course our regular ones Tom Duchastel , Dave McCormick , Dan Miles.

Hope you have time to enjoy the new snow


Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Fwd: KORTS Nordic Membership

Hi All
Please consider renewing your Nordic Membership this year.
$20 of your membership fee goes to CCBC insurance , the rest is used to help support the trail grooming costs , and cabin/Machine upkeep.
We are a completely volunteer run organization.
Thank you for your past support.
We have started packing the trails , but there is not enough snow to groom yet. The conditions are poor to fair.
The forms will also be available at Kaslo Kayaking next week.

Winter Solstice Celebration

Please mark your calendars for Saturday December 21 from 4-6pm to celebrate the KORTS Winter Solstice at the Unity Bridge. Free hot chocolate and apple cider… barrels to keep you warm…..tarp covered area and the Unity bridge for cover if it rains or snows. Parking in the Village Maintenance Yard.


PS. Volunteers needed at 2pm for set-up and again at 6pm for take-down….THANKS!…just show up with your gloves on.

Saturday, December 7, 2019

KORTS Youth program Nordic ski registration and ski rental

KORTS Ski School Registration Form

and  our Nordic membership Form

General Nordic Membership Form winter 2019- spring 2020

KORTS at the Christmas Fair today

KORTS will be selling memberships and processing renewals today from 10am to 4pm at the Christmas Craft Fair at the Legion Hall. Check your membership card and if yours expires in 2019… is the time to renew. Your membership is very important to us.

If you are a Nordic cross country skier, also at the KORTS table today you can purchase a KORTS Nordic ski pass. Essentially this is a donation to help cover grooming and track setting expenses for the winter, since we don't actually charge for skiing. There is also a donation box at the Moose Meadow warm-up hut at the ski trail. The Nordic trails have been roller packed but not enough snow yet for track setting or good skiing.

Happy Trails