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…..fire 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.

EVERYONE WELCOME!

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…..now 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

Stu


Friday, December 6, 2019

Ski wax work party and clinic

Learn glide and grip wax technique for Nordic fish-scale type skis while helping KORTS ready our fleet of rental skis. Dec 11 6:30 - 8:00 pm at JVH school in the Wood Working Shop.

Stu

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Hello KORTS is seeking a few more volunteers to do track setting and grooming of the Nordic ski trails just west of Kaslo. We currently have 5 active volunteers however at times thats not quite enough to keep the volunteer work load balanced.

Hello
KORTS is seeking a few more volunteers to do track setting and grooming of the Nordic ski trails just west of Kaslo. We currently have 5 active volunteers however at times thats not quite enough to keep the volunteer work load balanced.

Here's what we need….skills and attributes.
We are looking for a person who has experience operating a snowmobile in mountain conditions and who is comfortable working with and around mechanical equipment.  Some heavy lifting is required so being in good physical condition, as well as knowledge and experience in Nordic cross country skiing, and being comfortable working alone doing these tasks, is important.

Time committment: 3-5 hours per session that you volunteer.

As a KORTS volunteer you will be required to read and sign a Release Agreement Letter (aka waiver).

Please contact me if you are interested and would like more information about volunteering.

Thanks.

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

250-353-1875 (personal)







Thursday, November 21, 2019

KORTS work party Thursday Nov 21 9am-noon

With winter on its way in, and autumn on its way out, its time to fill the Kaslo River Trails salted gravel barrels to be ready for icy trail conditions. This means carrying partially filled buckets and/or wheelbarrows with salted gravel courtesy YRB, along the trails to the gravel barrels situated (usually) at the bottom and top of steeper slopes along the trail. It can be quite gruelling work but winter trail users sure appreciate the effort!

For tools: gloves, and if you have them……a spade for filling buckets, a metal wheelbarrow, and sturdy good condition 5 gallon bucket(s). KORTS will also supply these except for gloves.

Meeting Location: at the YRB yard. Follow 4St to Birch Ave at the top of the hill leading south out of Kaslo.


Sunday, November 10, 2019

Nordic ski area work party Sunday November 10 1-3pm

There will be a work party at the Nordic ski area this Sunday November 10 from 1-3pm. The plan is to move the outhouse toilet to a new location nearer to the Warm-up hut, plus do some limbing and root snipping along a short new Kids Adventure Trail recently built.

For tools: hand clippers, limbing/pruning saws, gloves, extendable pole saws for higher limbing (if you have one).

Also this would be an opportunity to view the recently constructed Kids Nordic Ski Play Area which is located near the Warm-up hut. KORTS received 2 grants this past summer to enhance the Nordic ski trail and to build a kids play area. Sean Brenton's company was hired to build the play area, grade and level some sections of ski trail, install culverts, and build a turn-around area for the trail groomer at the west end of the trail where it intersects with FSR7.

We will meet at the Moose Meadows Nordic Ski area Warm-up hut at 1pm so please drive or walk up the ski trail road from Hwy 31A, 6.5km from the upper A Ave 4-way stop in Kaslo (Community Garden).

Hope to see you there.

Stu

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Nordic workparty

There will be a work party at the Nordic ski area this Sunday November 10 from 1-3pm. The plan is to move the outhouse toilet to a new location nearer to the Warm-up hut, plus do some limbing and root snipping along a short new Kids Adventure Trail recently built.

For tools: hand clippers, limbing/pruning saws, gloves, extendable pole saws for higher limbing (if you have one).

Also this would be an opportunity to view the recently constructed Kids Nordic Ski Play Area which is located near the Warm-up hut. KORTS received 2 grants this past summer to enhance the Nordic ski trail and to build a kids play area. Sean Brenton’s company was hired to build the play area, grade and level some sections of ski trail, install culverts, and build a turn-around area for the trail groomer at the west end of the trail where it intersects with FSR7.

We will meet at the Moose Meadows Nordic Ski area Warm-up hut at 1pm so please drive or walk up the ski trail road from Hwy 31A, 6.5km from the upper A Ave 4-way stop in Kaslo (Community Garden).

Hope to see you there.

Stu

Tuesday, November 5, 2019