Thursday, November 29, 2018

Nordic Ski Registration info Dec 11 and Dec 12

The registration Dates for the KORTS Nordic Ski School are Dec 11 and Dec 12 2:30 to 4PM
At the JVH school near the primary playground.

Click on the link below for more information

KORTS Nordic Ski Registration

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Summer 2018 Grant funded trail projects

Here are the Finial reports from our Grant Funded trial projects
Steve Doucet was the supervisor for the trial crew and this is a link to his report
Trail Crew  report 2018

Marie-Ange Fournier-Beck  was our Trail Coordinator this year here is her report

Trail Coordinator Report 2018

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

KORTS Winter Solstice celebration

Mark your calendar to join KORTS Winter Solstice celebration and social.
Bridge light up to welcome the return of LIGHT!

Friday, December 21 from 4pm to 6pm at the Unity Bridge on the Kaslo River, located at the south end of 5th St.
Parking at the Kaslo Village Shop.

Nordic Ski Registration

The Nordic area isn't open yet , but we are taking Nordic registrations for this winter.
There has been logging on km1 - km3 and we have widened km3 to km5 . This year we will be helped by Roy Honkanen and his snow cat to keep the trails flatter and wider.
 Hopefully this will allow double tracking from the parking lot to the prayer flags at km 5.
He will also help us keep the trail up to Bucky open. 
Here are the registration Forms which can be dropped off at either Barren's Sport Shop or Kaslo Kayaking.

 General Nordic Membership Form

We are completely volunteer run and your membership goes toward grooming and hut maintenance.
Here is a Cross Country Skiing video by Kootenay Nordic


Friday, November 16, 2018

Ski Swap

Ski Swap
this sunday Nov 18 2pm until 4 pm
Kaslo United Church Heritage Hall

Thursday, November 1, 2018

New Logo for KORTS

Our thanks to Dan Trobak for designing the the new  KORTS Logo

Nordic Workparty

This coming Sunday a work party is planned from 9am to 4pm…..not for kids, and not for dogs.

Slashing/brushing/limbing/chipping/….to widen the west end of the Nordic ski trail to prepare for a dozer to widen the Wagon Road Trail to  the west of where the Kaslo Community Forest finished their logging harvest this summer. There will be a lot of equipment working: chainsaws, brush saws, chipper, track-hoe, vehicles moving back and forth along the Wagon Road trail. We currently have 4 chainsaw operators confirmed and so if you are a good chainsaw operator we could use your help (Personal Protective Equipment is a must).

For equipment, you must have a hard hat, ear protectors, gloves.

Meeting location: West end of the Nordic Ski Trail area where the prayer flags are…..Mt Buchanan and 7 Mile FSR junction.

Directions: from Kaslo, travel toward New Denver on Hwy 31A, then turn off the highway on the Mt Buchanan Lookout access road. Follow the Mt Buchanan lookout signs for ~3km. Where the Mt Buchanan Lookout signs turn left, follow the road to the right to the 7Mile FSR five way junction.

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Ground nesting wasps along river trail

We have had reports of several walkers and dogs being stung by ground nesting wasps, along the Kaslo River Trail South, especially in the area between the Outhouse and Lucille Bussey's bench alongside the Kaslo River….please be cautious. We will take appropriate actions as we can.

Please let us know of any specific location and actions that you may have taken.

Friday, July 6, 2018

Kaslo River trail Video

Many Thanks to John Mercy for creating this you tube video of the Kaslo River trail

John Mercy []

Kaslo River Trail Video

New email address and work party July 11

Please note that we are changing our email address from the Kaslo Trailblazers Society
to the Kaslo Outdoor Recreation and Trails Society (KORTS)

Please make this change in your contacts list for receiving emails so that emails to you from this new address do not "bounce" or end up in your Junk mail……Thanks.

Work party…..our next work party will be on July 11 from 9-11am. Our focus will be brushing the upper section of the Lettrari Loop alongside the airstrip. For tools, a sturdy leaf rake would be useful, and wear gloves. We will have 2 power brush saws working… from each end of this section of trail. We will meet at the parking area just west of the airstrip hangars just before the 1st air sock.