Thursday, March 26, 2020


The KORTS AGM which would usually have been scheduled for mid-April is postponed until further notice.


Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Nordic Condition

So, as of this morning, the XC trails have been scratched up to get rid of lumps and stuff.  The track isn't very deep but there is a nice run up to the Bucky cabin for anyone interested.  Expect slippery conditions in the morning and softer conditions in the afternoon.  Snow was actually quite nice and soft on Tuesday afternoon and wasn't sticky on my skis at all.  Also easy to maintain social distancing.


Saturday, February 29, 2020

KORTS Nordic Ski Club fund raising campaign

Hello everyone, we're blessed with great weather and beautiful snow these days and KORTS volunteers have been busy grooming cross-country ski trails and organizing and delivering activities and training programs to get more young of all ages on the trails (and off their electronic devices).

Last year, because of your generosity, we were able to participate in a fundraising campaign with Cross-Country BC that allowed us to buy more skis for our youth program. This funding opportunity is back again this year but this time we want to fund raise to purchase a new grooming machine to replace our aging one and to use for trail maintenance in the summer. 

How it works: the more we raise on our own, the more matching we get from Cross-Country BC (up to a max). So throw in a $5, $25, $100 or more and help us reach our fundraising goal. Tax receipts are available. 
Go to to donate, or put a donation into the slot/box at the Moose Meadow Warm-Up hut at the Kaslo Nordic Ski Trail.

Thank you!

Stu Heard, Secretary

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.