Wasi

907 Lake Nosbonsing Rd. Astorville
Posted on February 26, 2018 / 1406
Wasi
Listing Type : Cross Country Ski / Snowshoe
Location : Northern Ontario
X-Ski km : 31
Skate km : none
Snowshoe km : 7
Skill Level : Easy, Intermediate
Facilities : parking, chalet, toilets/outhouse, change rooms, trailhead map, good trail signage, trails maintained, track set
Trail Fee : Yes

Length – 31  km

Cross Country track set – 31  km
Skate Skiing  groomed – none
Snowshoe  trail – 7 km

Skill – all levels

Terrain – flat sections, rolling hills, evergreen forest with hardwood

Hours – dawn to dusk, daily

Fee – Adult pass $8, under 12 $3 – cash pay box

Trail Map – well signed maps at junctions, paper maps too

Facilities – parking, chalet, outhouses, warming hut

Highlights – scenic, wilderness, lakes

Phone – none

Website – Wasi Cross Country Ski Club

Current Conditions

Similar Trails –  North Bay NordicCapreol

Local Clubs –   Wasi Cross Country Ski Club

Access – From Hwy 11 (south of North Bay) take exit 329 Lake Nosbonsing Rd/Hwy 654. Head east towards Astorville about 4 km over a set of railway tracks, then another 1.5 km to ski club on the northside.

Wasi is a club run set of Nordic ski and snowshoe loops just south of North Bay. With 31 km of groomed trail,   there is a lot to try. (43 km if you start each loop from the Chalet)

All are only classic cross-country ski track through narrow paths with 7.5 km being double tracked, with no skate skiing offered.

From the trailhead, expect a little bit of climb at first, but the terrain seems to level off and does not appear to be hilly beyond.

Grooming is done by the club and local conditions are posted on their club website.

A trail pass is a nice modest price especially to get your kids out of the house at $3 each! Unfortunately no rentals on the premises.

With an honour system setup by the club, it has a rustic, family friendly feel to it. Offering simple but needed amenities, you will find a woodstove heating a small chalet that has a few tables for breaking out the lunch you brought.

Volunteers may be here to help monitor those going in deep, but you are on your own to pay and sign in.

Snowshoeing is also a winter sport here with 7 km trail to try. There are six short loops plus the blue dotted 2 km trail on the map taking you to the warming hut/outhouse in the middle.

I was just passing through to take a few pix after skiing North Bay Nordic. Too late to ski there too, I will definitely put it on my shortlist and so should you.

 

Note: I have yet to ski this location and am posting these details to inform and not as a full review. The club has supplied me with some information and images. I invite you to check them out and then leave your own review below.

Opening Hours
  • Monday :Dawn to Dusk, Daily
  • Tuesday :Dawn to Dusk, Daily
  • Wednesday :Dawn to Dusk, Daily
  • Thursday :Dawn to Dusk, Daily
  • Friday :Dawn to Dusk, Daily
  • Saturday :Dawn to Dusk, Daily
  • Sunday :Dawn to Dusk, Daily

Wasi ski and snowshoe trail map

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