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Who Are We?

The Guelph Nordic Ski Club is a volunteer organization founded in 2003. Our not–for–profit ski club provides a beautiful venue for both skate and classic style skiing.

Unique to the Guelph Nordic Ski Club, our trails traverse the sacred lands of the Ignatius Jesuit Centre. Lands that, for nearly a century, have inspired prayer and spiritual transformation.
 

What do we offer?

The Guelph Nordic Ski Club has the finest ski trails in the area with over 8 kilometres of well groomed trails for classic and skate skiing.

Affordable fees make the club a popular choice for individuals and families looking to participate in a fun winter activity!

To view the Nordic Ski Club trail click here
 

For Whom?

For Cross Country enthusiasts who derive great enjoyment from an activity that takes place in the pristine silence of Canada's winter.

It's a healthy winter sport with no inherent boundaries for age, region, gender or conditioning level.

Cross country skiing is easy to learn and its health benefits are well documented.
 

 

Latest News

Last updated Saturday 11th April 2015

That's it for the 2014/15 season! The GNSC Core Group Dave, Jim, Tuula, Curtis, John and Margaret hope you had a great time with plenty of skiing - the trails were excellent and we had likely the most prolonged skiable stretch of time ever. Thanks to our great groomers and other volunteers. Contact us at guelph-nordic@hotmail.com to send along any comments.

If you wonder what happens to the fees you paid, some is used for gas and to upkeep the snowmobile, and some for office expenses. We make a sizeable donation to the Ignatius Jesuit Centre for the use of the trails and for handling insurance matters, and this year for the first time we have made a donation to Canada's Cross Country Ski Team.

Play It Again Sports, 218 Silvercreek Parkway in Guelph, has second hand cross country ski equipment including lots of the older three pin boots. They sometimes have new equipment as well. Another source for equipment is Russ Mater who is local and will order and deliver equipment. He generally doesn't have a lot on hand, but does have specials now and again. Paramount, 30 Arrow Road, sells new cross country ski equipment and clothing. Speed River Cycle got out of the business a few years ago.

During the season, watch this space for trail condition updates. We try to keep this section as current as possible. 

Trail Location

The Guelph Nordic Ski Club is hosted by the Ignatius Jesuit Centre in Guelph. The Centre, a 240 hectare property minutes from downtown Guelph, is located on Hwy #6 North, 1km north of the Woodlawn/Woolwich Street intersection. Watch for the main entrance on the left as you travel north on #6 labelled "Ignatius Jesuit Centre" and "Orchard Park."

Follow the driveway around to the right, and turn left at signs to the Farm Workshop and park in the parking lot. The trailhead is across the road - you will see the large sign. Do NOT drive up to St. Brigid's Villa to park, those spaces are reserved for groups renting that facility. If the Farm Workshop parking lot is full, either use the small lot on the left on the way to Loyola House or one of the Orchard Park lots.

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Membership

Affordable day use fees make the club a popular choice for individuals and families looking to participate in a fun winter activity.

These fees allows us to maintain the finest ski trails in the area with over 8 kilometres of well groomed trails for classic and skate skiing.

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