Nordic Ski & Snowshoe Clubs in Ontario

Ontario has many Nordic clubs to get you out in the wintertime to play in the snow.

Clubs vary from casual social outings and events to competitive training and racing teams.
Some organize bus trips, singles & festive events; others focus on lessons and racing, many are family focused with kids events others cater to active seniors. So get off the couch, head out for adventure and fresh air.
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, it’s a free service

updated December 2020

 

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Nordic Ski & Snowshoe Clubs in Ontario


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

Highlands Trailblazers Ski Club – Racing, training, new Biathlon Range

Toronto

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

Etobicoke X-Country Ski Club – Active Seniors 55+ ski, snowshoe outings


Eastern Ontario

 

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

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

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

Ottawa/Gatineau

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

Chelsea Nordiq – XC ski and biathlon training racing club based in Gatineau Park

Orleans Nordic Ski Club – small club west side of Ottawa

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

 

 


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 & Bruce counties, homebase Sawmill

Kincardine Cross Country Ski Club (FB page) – a small group that ski & snowshoe at Stoney Island

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 – training, racing based behind Laurentian University, Sudbury

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 – based at Laurentian Lake Conservation Area 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

Hearst Cross Country Ski & Snowshoe Club (FB page) –  small 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

Englehart Nordic Ski Club – FB page – Club skis at Kip-Kag-Iwan Prov. Park

Blind River Cross Country Ski Club – FB page – club skies at Boom Camp trails

Chapleau Ski Club –  (FB page) a small community with Nordic skiing

 

Northern Western Ontario

Kamview Nordic Centre – large club near Thunder Bay, also manages trails at Kakabeka Falls and Sleeping Giant Prov. Parks

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

Rendezvous Cross Country Ski Club – classic skiing near Nipigon

Dryden Ski Club –  classic and skate skiing + snowshoeing activities

Kenora Nordic & Biathlon Club (FB page) – based at Mt. Evergreen

Beaten Path Nordic Trails – (FB page) Atikokan’s Cross Country Ski “Club”

 


Nordic Associations

Nordiq Canada– info about pro nordic training 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

Snowshoe Canada – promote and grow the sport

Para-Nordic  –  Programs and training camps designed for persons with physical disabilities to participate in winter sports.

 

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