Nordic Ski & Snowshoe Clubs in Ontario

Ontario has many Nordic clubs to get you out in the wintertime and make something of the snow.

Clubs vary from casual social outings and events to competitive training and racing teams. 

Some organize bus trips, events; others focus on lessons and racing. Find your own cross-country, skate skiing or snowshoe club activities below, join and make some new friends.

Here are a few that I know of…   Send me a link to yours

updated February 2020


Central Ontario

Arrowhead Nordic Ski Club – ski programs for all ages, a few races and the Muskoka Loppet

Georgian Nordic Ski Club – based near Parry Sound, skiing Georgian Nordic

Haliburton Highlands Nordic Trails Ski Club – manage and ski 5 local trail systems

Halton Outdoor Club – Nordic skiing is one of many activities they do

Mono Nordic Ski Club – small nordic ski club in Orangeville

Five Winds Backcountry Ski Club – cross-country skiing in the true sense, along ungroomed wilderness trails north of Gravenhurst- bus trips

Team Hardwood – ski racing club, training at Hardwood

Midland Ski Club – Nordic skiing, racing, programs at Mountainview in Midland


High Park Ski Club – a downhill club with a serious group of Nordic skiers too, lessons

North Toronto Ski Club – a downhill club with nordic day trips and ski school

Trakkers Cross Country –  Toronto-based club for all levels doing Sunday bus treks and weekend trips to ski areas

Herring Belles & Beaux Ski Club – Wednesday bus day trips to the popular trails north

Scarborough Cross Country Ski Club – Saturday bus trips to northerly ski spots

Eastern Ontario

XC Ottawa – for serious cross-country racers

XC Skiing – club skis Gatineau and Ottawa area

Kanata Nordic – small club near Ottawa, lessons and racing

Nakkertok Nordic – large club, lessons, racing,  outside of Gatineau

Orleans Nordic Ski Club – small club west side of Ottawa

West Carleton Nordic Ski Club – based by Fitzroy Pov. Park near Arnprior

RA Ski & Outdoor Club – based in Ottawa x-country skiing, snowshoeing, downhill – day trips

Kawartha Nordic Ski Club – large family friendly club north of Peterborough

Peterborough Nordic Club – small local club

Opeongo Hills Nordic Ski Club – trails near Barry’s Bay, events, loppet, lessons

Triangle Cross Country Ski Club – events and loppets near Brockville

Madawaska Nordic Ski Club – small, (club website down) south of Algonquin Park

Pembroke Area Ski Club – an active group of skiers and snowshoeing locals

Deep River Cross Country Ski Club  – trails by the Ottawa River, events, lessons, racing

Tay Valley Cross Country Ski Club – small, skis at Murphy’s Point Park



Western Ontario

Sauble Beach XC Ski Club – 250 members skiing the Sauble Falls area

Owen Sound Cross Country Ski Club – they ski the Massie Hills Forest southeast of Owen Sound

Bruce Ski Club – Owen Sound based, skiing four locations around the Bruce Peninsula

Georgian Bay Nordic – a racing club for skiers in Grey and Bruce counties

Kincardine Cross Country Ski Club – a small group that ski & snowshoe

Guelph Nordic Ski Club – ski local trails

Waterloo Region Nordic Sports Club –  trails in the area, events and racing

Glenelg Nordic Ski Club – trails near Markdale, events, ski exchanges

Beaver Valley Nordic Ski Club – local trails, events

Eden Mills Nordic – ski trails

Northern Ontario

Laurentian Nordic – students and staff of Laurentian University

Walden Cross Country Fitness Club – Ski Sudbury area based at Naughton

Onaping Falls Nordics Ski Club – based at Windy Lake P.P., NW of Sudbury

BioSki Cross-Country and Snowshoe Club – ski by Laurentian University in Sudbury

North Bay Nordic Ski Club – large club, lessons, racing, local events on their trails

Wasi Cross Country Ski Club –  south of North Bay, a club with trails, events

Soo Finnish Nordic Ski Club – Sault Ste. Marie, Hiawatha trails, events, lessons and racing

Temiskaming Nordic – events, lessons and racing in the area

Ski Hearst –  Nordic ski and snowshoeing club

Marathon Cross Country Ski & Snowshoe Club – local trails, events, lessons

Porcupine Ski Runners – Timmins club with socials, lessons and racing

Lappe Nordic – based out of Thunder Bay, training, races all ages

Nordic Associations

Cross Country Canada – info about nordic skiing and racing in Canada

Cross Country Ski Ontario – an organization that represents 70 clubs, focus on racing

NOD Ski – Northern Ont. District serves  its 20 x-country ski clubs


Club logos where picked solely on aesthetics. Many clubs had none or old ugly ones. Marathon was my favourite.