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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 Wednesday 16th March 2016

We have tied it up for the season - a pretty disappointing year weatherwise, but not the worst. Thanks to the Core Group who make the trails possible, and to Ignatius Jesuit Centre for allowing us to have them on their land. Even with the low number of days skiing we got it, we received enough revenue to make a nice donation to Ignatius. See you next season!!

Dog Sled Races

The dog sled races on the Guelph Lake rescheduled to 12 and 13 March have been CANCELLED due to snow and ice conditions. They have a date for next year - 25 and 26th February 2017. For more information, go to Dog Sled Races, below.

Ski Equipment

Places to look are: Play It Again Sports, 218 Silvercreek Parkway in Guelph, who sometimes have second hand cross country ski equipment and often 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.

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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Dog Sled Races

The Ontario Federation of Sled Dog Sports have cancelled the dog sled races at the Guelph Lake Conservation Area over the weekend of March 12 and 13, 2016. There would have been teams from Ontario, USA and Quebec competing in 1 and 2 dog skijoring and 4 and 6 dog sprint classes. Watch for more details of the event next year, 25th and 26th February 2017.
You, our members, may find the skijoring component of these races to be of interest. (Skijoring is a winter sport where a person on skis is pulled by a horse, a dog (or dogs) or a motor vehicle. It is derived from the Norwegian word skikjøring meaning ski driving) Their website is www.glsdr.ca

Old Style Skiers

Here is a great picture of the relatives one of our members having a break on a ski trail in Finland before the war.


 


 

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