Way up north, Kap Nordic is a small ski and snowshoe location just outside the town of Kapuskasing.
With 25 km of classic cross country and skate skiing and about 13 km of snowshoe trail, one can enjoy a day out on the snow.
Long winters and lots of snow gives locals plenty of chances to get out and enjoy the trails. Since the late ’70s, this community has kept this Nordic club running and growing.
It can get really cold up here so 3 warming huts (Camp 1, 2, 3) help with that. At a Camp cabin, you can have your picnic lunch around the woodstove.
Volunteers help keep these wide trails groomed and manage the chalet, which is open midday every day. Club events like family day, dinners, moonlight Snowshoe stomps are hosted each year.
You can’t beat the prices for gear rentals – $3 to 5 dollars to ski or snowshoe, though the midday hours seem a little short to get out and try it.
This is not a hilly country here in Northern Ontario, so expect flat and gentle short rolling terrain on the trails through the evergreens.
There are a variety of routes to loop, from a short run on the Blue/Green tracks for a few kilometres to half a day out on the Green and Yellow trails that will satisfy most. On the westside trail views of the river may be seen from the Red trail.
Snowshoers will also have many choices in routes to head out to Camp 1 or 2 for lunch and back. I have seen club postings that the upper Yellow trail can be soft and water prone in mild weather.
Situated on a latitude above Timmins it’s not exactly close for most Ontarians but worth mentioning if you ever chance to get there.
Authors note – I am posting this as an informational piece and not as a review. Info and photos supplied by the club for OST users. As much as would wish to travel there and ski/review Kap Nordic, from Toronto at 850 kms… that’s too far for a day trip. LOL (though I was resently there in the summer, no snow then ;^) – Dan