Saturday, January 5, 2019

Nordic Conditions

A snowmobiler  trashed the Nordic track yesterday , So I groomed and  set a double track from the parking lot to 5 corners , and groomed up to Bucky.
 The conditions are fast and slippery right now but will be very nice today as it warms up. Until the temperature drops and we get more snow expect the mornings to be fast and slippery .
I didn't do the dog track as the snow is getting thin from all the warm weather as you get closer to Kaslo.
It will be a great day for a ski later on.

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Nordic Conditions

Stu groomed from the parking lot to 5 corners , and the dog track this morning.
 He also groomed the ski school arena . Conditions are very good. We hope to groom up to Bucky this weekend

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Sled Packed to Bucky

Happy New Year

Bucky Cabin Update:

Well we didn't manage to get the track up to Bucky groomed , but we will be working on it over the next few days. The first time up is always challenging. If you do happen to go up , the ax is missing , and the wood supply is fairly low . So be prepared for that until we get it set up better. There is also mouse bait under the seat compartments , and in the broom closet so if you have a dog with you be careful .

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Nordic Conditions

Dave McCormick groomed the Nordic area yesterday , and will be going out today as well.
 We will be trying to get the track extended up to Bucky.
 The conditions improve with each snow fall so now are good to very good on all the lower trails , and will hopefully include Bucky later today.
 Hope your Christmas season it going well

Monday, December 24, 2018

Nordic conditions >> Much better

I just packed ,groomed , and track set from the parking lot to the prayer flags double track , and single track on the Dog trail.

 The conditions are  good on the main trail  It is still bumpy where we widened the road , but will get better with each grooming.
The Dog trail towards Kaslo is in good to fair condition . Watch out for thin patches under some of the overhanging trees.
Looks like it will be a beautiful day
Merry Christmas Eve 

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Nordic Conditions >> Too Warm

With the recent wet weather and low snow volume the Nordic ski area is in very early season skiing conditions…...fairly uniform thin snow overall with bare/very thin snow patches, rocks showing, wet areas, and running water across the trail in the Dog Trail east area. The snow is too thin for setting a classical ski track but the trail is packed and groomed as smooth as is possible for now…..lets hope for a bit more snow. 
Warm night time temperatures even at the Nordic trail has meant very wet snow for grooming resulting in a very uneven trail in some areas. Dogs on the trails are punching through with their paws in this warm snow. 
Foretcasted cold weather will turn the entire Nordic ski area into a very icy trail until fresh cold snow arrives… least we have a solid base for the rest of the season.

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

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