Kane Valley Skiing – December 2018

Well – winter is slow in settling in this year. At mid-December we’ve had some snow but warm weather and rain have turned that to slush or ice. But keep watching the forecasts and checking this site. We will be posting information on skiable snow and grooming.


To join the club or renew your membershipclick here

You can get membership forms, drop off your membership payment and receive your new membership tag at Breathe Bikes at 1960 Quilchena Ave in Merritt. Hours are 11am-6pm Tuesday to Saturday. Breathe Bikes also offers a free ski rental or ski wax to new Nicola Nordic members – check it out: Breathe Bikes

Club updates

We had a high attendance at the club’s AGM on the 20th November – possibly it was the attraction of the yummy Bramble’s Bakery lasagna, salad and garlic bread? The following were elected as Directors for the 2018-2019 season: John Anderson, Kate Anderson, David Brown, Linda Brown, Alan Burger, Travis Fehr, Dorothy Molnar, Mischelle Pierce and Ian Webster.

Chili Sunday

Mark your calendar – our ever-popular ski and snowshoe event will be on Sunday January 13th. For information and photos of previous Chili Sundays click here: Events

Groomers needed

We need experienced snowmobile operators to help with grooming our trails this season. We usually pay $2-3,000 to grooming contractors. If you are interested contact us: nicolanordic@gmail.com


Take a camera or phone with you on your ski outing and share your photos. Send ski photos to nicolanordic@gmail.com

For photos from previous seasons go to our Photo Gallery

Trail updates

Take care! There has been a washout on the Hill’s Homestead trail which removed part of the road (and ski area). The club has marked off this area with a high-visibility fence but take care in skiing downhill in this area.

Logging trucks. There is logging going on in the Kane Valley area and logging trucks are using Kane Valley Road through the ski trail area. Drive with care, especially on corners.

Been skiing in the past day or so? Leave us a comment about which route you used, what the trail was like, and anything that needs attention. You can also leave (or respond to) questions on the Kane Valley Trails or about local weather.

We’ll also use these posts to tell you what’s been groomed, what is scheduled to be groomed, and anything else club members and trail users should know about. Our trails are not suitable for skate-skiing.

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