HOURS OF OPERATIONS

KNBC trails are typically open December – March. The shoulder seasons: November and April/May typically require ‘rock’ skis: ski at your own risk. During open season KNBC trails are open 24-7. While the 20+km trail system does not have lighting, club members familiar with the trails enjoy skiing at all hours convenient to them with a head lamp. Please note: The Mt Evergreen Chalet is only open to the public and members during scheduled times. Those who access KNBC trails outside of Chalet hours, access the trails directly from the parking lot. An outhouse is available at the Frank Symonds trail head. No other facilities are available when the Chalet is not open with the exception of the wax hut. The wax hut is accessible by key code for members only.

TRAIL CONDITIONS

View our Nordic Trails Map

Trail
Distance (km)
Color
Type
Condition
Last Groomed
Groomers Notes
Frank Symonds1.5GreenClassic and SkateGoodDecember 23, 2020
Two Towers0.9BlueClassic and SkateGoodDecember 23, 2020
Matoos Trail1.2GreenClassic and SkateGoodDecember 23, 2020
Rainbow Ridge0.5BlueClassic OnlyGoodDecember 23, 2020
Jackrabbit1.2GreenClassic and SkateGoodDecember 23, 2020
Waldy’s Way0.9GreenClassic OnlyGoodDecember 23, 2020
Todd’s Traverse0.5GreenClassic OnlyFairNeeds more snow - but are packed
Panorama1.3BlueClassic OnlyFairNeeds more snow - but are packed
Green Spruce3.2BlueClassic OnlyGoodDecember 23, 2020
Roller Coaster2.8BlackClassic and SkateFairNeeds more snow - but are packed
Amie’s Alley0.4GreenClassic and SkateGoodDecember 23, 2020

MEMBERSHIP & PASSES

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Individual Day Pass1 $10.00
Family Day Pass1 $30.00
Individual Season Pass for Youth $120.00
Individual Season Pass for Adults $120.00
Family Season Pass $200.00
Snowshoeing Day Pass2 $5.00

1 All Day Passes can be purchases online, at Trail Head or in Chalet when open.
2 Snowshoeing passes are included in all Day and Season Passes.

CROSS-COUNTRY

RENTAL EQUIPMENT

Cross country rental equipment is available in the Mt Evergreen Ski Club rental shop.

Adult Full Day Package (boots, skis, poles) $20.00
Adult 2 Hour Package (boots, skis, poles) $15.00
Skis $10.00
Boots $10.00
Poles $5.00
Youth Full Day Package (boots, skis, poles) $15.00
Youth 2 Hour Package (boots, skis, poles) $10.00

Challenging, well thought out and immaculately groomed trails. Long hard climbs, long sweeping down hills but all very skiable. A kind of mini-Canmore except prettier and more fun to ski. A true diamond in the rough which I plan to get to more often.

Andy Dwilow, Winnipeg, MB

KNBC would like to acknowledge the Kenora and Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation, and the Moffatt Family Fund for $3,500 funding in support of the purchase of 2 Sit Skis and KNBC’s first ever Para Nordic program!

LESSONS & PROGRAMMING

KNBC coaches are certified Nordiq Canada coaches. Our programming follows each stage of Nordiq Canada’s Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) model which each reflects a different point in athlete development. The first three stages encourage physical literacy and sport experiences for all, while the Junior Development / Race Team focuses on further sport specific skill, physical development and competitive excellence.

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Start Date: November 19, 2022

End Date: March 4, 2023

Schedule: Saturdays, 10:00am – 12:00pm

Cost: $120 per season

The first level of our programming is a 14 session (28 instructional hour) programfor children up to 5 years old (Caregiver presence is required for children 4 years or younger). Developed in parallel with the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP), Bunny Rabbit program materials include an enrollment kit, kid-friendly booklet and fun skill award stickers. The objective is to introduce cross-country skiing and the healthy lifestyle associated with it through organized activity and active play. Participants will develop a positive self-image, movement skills, an appreciation for the outdoors and new ski friendships. Runs Saturdays from November 19th till March 4 th. For more information contact [email protected]

Equipment: A limited number of entry level skis are available to participants on a first come, first serve basis. Participants are encouraged to come with equipment if possible (classic skis, no poles).

Cold Weather Policy: Coaches will cancel lessons if the weather is colder than -25 C or -28 C with a wind chill and indoor programming for that lesson can not be arranged. Please contact your coach if you are unsure whether your lesson will be cancelled.

Start Date: November 19, 2022

End Date: March 9, 2023

Schedule: Saturdays, 10:00am – 12:00pm

Cost: $120 per season

The second level of our programming is the “FUNdamentals” stage of development. It has been developed in parallel with the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP). Program materials include an enrollment kit, special toque and an illustrated booklet that tracks levels of achievement. The objective is for children to learn basic cross-country ski skills, including classic and skating styles and to instill a lifelong interest in the sport. Participants will develop the basics of agility, balance, coordination and speed, as well as good ski technique habits, fun and fitness. This is a 14 session (28 instructional hour) program. Runs Saturdays from November 19 th – March 4 th. For more information contact [email protected]

Equipment: Jackrabbits are required to come to sessions with classic skis, and boots (poles not used until later in programming). Season equipment rental available for $75 per season (to be used during scheduled lessons only). As equipment sizes are limited, availability based on first come, first serve basis.

Cold Weather Policy: Coaches will cancel lessons if the weather is colder than -25 C or -28 C with a wind chill and indoor programming for that lesson can not be arranged. Please contact your coach if you are unsure whether your lesson will be cancelled.

Start Date: September 8, 2022

End Date: March 8, 2023

Schedule: Sept 8 – Oct 13: Thursdays 4:30 – 6:00 pm & Sat 10:00 – 12:00 pm / Oct 19 – March 8: Wednesdays 4:45 – 5:45 & Saturday 10:00 – 12:00 pm.  Dryland seaons is Sept 8 – December 17th, 2022.

Cost: $325 per season (Dryland only: $200)

The third level of our programming is based on the Learn to Train programming level and targets youth 9-12 years old. Developed in parallel with the LTAD guidelines, program materials include an enrollment kit, team clothing item, and all-weather program award stickers for the skier’s program passport. The focus of the Track Attack program is to help participants become technically competent cross country skiers and use their skills to explore a wide range of outdoor, biathlon, and Nordic ski activities.

Track Attack provides the option for families to choose Dryland Adventures only – 14 weeks $200. Dryland Adventures runs from September 8th to December 17th. Activities include Biathlon practice Thursdays from 4:30-6:00 from September 8 to October 13th. We switch to Wednesdays starting October 19th, 4:45-5:45. Saturdays run the whole 14 weeks starting September 8th from 10:00-12:00. This option is for athletes who want to be active outdoors and work on fitness, endurance, strength and stability. For more information about Track Attack contact [email protected]

Equipment: Walking poles (fall), Classic & Skate boots (or Combi boots), Roller ski carbide tips for skate poles (interchangeable), and at least 1 pair of personally owned cross country skis and poles (Classic recommended). Season skate ski & pole rental available for $75 per season (to be used during scheduled lessons only). As equipment sizes are limited, availability based on first come, first serve basis. Additional equipment as required per coaching staff.

Cold Weather Policy: Coaches will cancel lessons if the weather is colder than -25 C or -28 C with a wind chill and indoor programming for that lesson can not be arranged. Please contact your coach if you are unsure whether your lesson will be cancelled.

Start Date: September 8, 2022

End Date: March 8, 2023

Cost: $360 per season

Schedule: Tuesday & Thursday: 5:00pm – 6:30pm & Saturday: 10:00am – 12:00pm
The fourth level of programming provides athletes coaching based on the “Train to Train” and “Learn to Compete” principles set out in the Nordiq Canada Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) training guidelines. Although athletes are encouraged and can be supported to build/maintain fitness throughout the summer, team training begins in September with action-pack dryland training programming (including running, pole-striding, and roller-skiing). The transition to snow begins as soon as conditions allow! In general, cross-country training activities focus on establishing aerobic capacity and power, through sport-specific and individual-specific skills, self-awareness, and independence. Athletes are supported to learn how to prepare and participate in all aspects of both informal and formal race events. Prior ski or other sport-specific training experience required. The program runs 3 sessions per week for approximately 6-8 hours of coaching per week. For more information regarding Junior Development contact [email protected] This program is affiliated with Manitoba provincial development, This program is not for beginners but for athletes who have raced at least 1 full season and are committed to an annual training & competition plan managed by a personal &/or club coach. Sign up is free at www.zone4.ca (search Kenora).

Equipment: Walking poles (fall), Classic & Skate boots (or Combi boots), Roller ski carbide tips for skate poles (interchangeable), and additional equipment as required per coaching staff. Ownership of at least 1 pair of skis is required however a minimum of 2 sets of skis is strongly encouraged (Classic skis/poles and Skate skis/poles). Season ski & pole rental available for $75 per season per set of skis (to be used during scheduled lessons only). As equipment sizes are limited, availability based on first come, first serve basis.

Cold Weather Policy: Coaches will cancel lessons if the weather is colder than -25 C or -28 C with a wind chill and indoor programming for that lesson can not be arranged. Please contact your coach if you are unsure whether your lesson will be cancelled.

Start Date: September, 2022

End Date: March, 2023

Schedule: Tuesday 6:00-7:30 pm and Saturday 10 am-12:00 pm

Cost: $150 per season

The Adult Program is a peer-led group of aspiring skiers who love to be outside no matter the weather. We coordinate skate ski and classic ski sessions twice a week with the goal of increasing fitness, developing/improving skills, making new friends, and having fun! Fall offerings include “dryland” training, followed by on-snow ski training activities. Group activities include “full-moon” potluck skis, technique workshops, ski bingo challenge, opportunities to participate in racing or casual fun loppet events, and opportunities to try your hand at biathlon. For more information on this program contact [email protected]

This program is a 4 session (8 hour), individualised-introductory program geared to youth participants with visual or physical disability interested in trying cross country skiing. The program is offered per request and based on coaching availability. Sit ski equipment is available for trial through the generous granting of funds offered by the Kenora Foundation and KNBC. Support to source additional equipment available. For more information regarding para nordic contact [email protected]

Equipment: Sit Ski demo equipment available for loan.  Loan of rental classic ski package also available for lessons.

Cost: $105

SNOWSHOEING

KNBC maintains and operates the “Lost Lake Snowshoe” trail, a 2.5 km snowshoe in and 2.5 km return for a return trip total of 5 km. The trail is accessed from the north end of the upper parking lot (look for the “Blue” sign). Be sure to allow a minimum of 2 hours to complete the entire trail. Passes are available at the Mt Evergreen Chalet during hours of operation for $5.00. Snowshoe rental available from the rental shop during hours of operation (see Mt Evergreen Hours of Operation & Rental Shop tab for details). Trail access is included in fees paid by KNBC members and trail pass holders.

The Lost Lake trail boasts picturesque vistas overlooking the Canadian Shield and greatness of the boreal forest. Enjoy the unique flora and fauna of this forrest and occasional sightings of local habitat. You just might want to bring your camera! While the trail is family friendly, some sections of the trail are of greater difficulty (some climbing). The first kilometre is considered safe for most age and ability levels.

Trail users are asked to please stick to the flagged snowshoe trail and only cross the Cross Country Ski trail at designated areas. Walking on groomed ski trails results in damage to these trails. Violators may be banned from future trail use.

THANK YOU

KNBC is also grateful for the support provided by Nordiq Canada and AltaGas to bring KNBC Zone4 Race Timing Equipment up to state of the art standards! Our Club is proud to host multiple CCSAM Cup and recreation race opportunities for local skiers and is committed to ensuring high quality race experiences continue to be offered.

Thank you Nordiq Canada and AltaGas!

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