North Bay Nordic Ski Club

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North Bay, ON  CA
Contact Info / Directions
(705) 495-0332
KM of TRAILS 55/km
Trail Fee? Yes
Ski Rental? Yes

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About

A total of 55 km of trails are available in a loop upon loop system, where all trails branch off from one common trail. There are 7 individual trails ranging from 1.3 km to 18 km. Located just 10 minutes out of North Bay, the longer trails are in a remote near-wilderness setting and feature challenging vertical climbs and descents. The inner trails are flatter and gentler. All trails except one are groomed for both skate and classic technique. Our grooming equipment includes 3 Bombardier Alpine snowmobiles and a Pisten Bully 100 snow groomer. The outer 9 km of the 18 km Green trail is double track set for classic skiing only.

North Bay Nordic is the centre of cross-country skiing in the Northeastern Ontario region. Our facility features the best trail system in Ontario plus a warm and friendly clubhouse with snackbar, ski rentals, change facilities, and washrooms. There is also a separate waxing room.

North Bay Nordic is a not-for-profit incorporated business administered by a volunteer Board of Directors. Our membership in 2005 was over 800, and we encourage family memberships. Many hundreds of visiting skiers pay day fees. We encourage school participation and we host a number of elementary school and secondary school events. Our annual loppet weekend is slated for Feb. 25 and 26, 2006. North Bay Nordic has been the site of many high-level competitions including Ontario Winter Games, 1989; Canaian Masters 1992; OFSAA 1996 and 1997; Ontario Championships and Canadian Masters Championships, 2000; Ontario University OUAA Championships, 2004 and 2005.

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Trail Fees

Prices last updated 10/28/2008.
Weekend Weekday
Half Day Full Day Half Day Full Day
Adult 6.00 12.00 6.00 12.00
Senior 6.00 12.00 6.00 12.00
Junior 2.00 5.00 2.00 5.00

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Adults: $12 daily
Students: $5 daily (grade 7 and 8; high school; college and university)
Children aged 12 and under: $2 daily
Maximum $30 per family
No special weekend or holiday rates
Half price after 5 p.m. only on days when there is night skiing.
Night skiing Tuesday to Saturday on 2 km of lit trails
We have a 2 km snowshoe trail. Snowshoe rentals are available at Bigwood Sporting Goods and LeFebvres, both in downtown North Bay. No charge for snowshoeing.. Half day ticket pricing starts at 5:00 .

Ski Rental Prices

Skis Snowshoes
Adult - Standard Package 14.00 N/A
Junior - Standard Package 10.00 N/A
Senior - Standard Package 14.00 N/A

Information last updated 10/28/2008.

More About Rentals
Inquire about our special rates for school groups.

Mountain Stats

Terrain Season/Hours
Trails Groomed Yes
Groomed for Skating Yes
Has Rental Skis Yes
Trail Fee? Yes
km of Trails 55/km
10%
89%
1%
Season:
From 12/17/2008 to 3/19/2009
Sunday: 9-6
Monday: 9-6
Tuesday: 9-9
Wednesday: 9-9
Thursday: 9-9
Friday: 9-9
Saturday: 9-9
Terrain
10%
89%
1%
Season/Hours
Season:
From 12/17/2008 to 3/19/2009
Sunday: 9-6
Monday: 9-6
Tuesday: 9-9
Wednesday: 9-9
Thursday: 9-9
Friday: 9-9
Saturday: 9-9

Ski Lessons

Jackrabbit program for children 6 to 12. New Bunny Program for kids 4 and 5.
Also Track Attack and Development Team for youth 11 and up.
Group lessons Sundays in classic and skate. Private lessons by appointment.

Ski Racing Programs

The Junior Racing Team for elite level youth competes at Ontario Cup races and Nationals.
New (2006) North Bay Nordic Racing Team for skiers aged 19 to 99 will gather for Wild Wednesday evening training, fun, and fitness, then competition at district loppets and other race events. Starts December 2005.

Improvements This Season

Insulated bridges over the 2 Trans Canada Pipeline crossings on the Green trail should extend the season on the Green trail.

Dining

Churchill's and the Kabuki House (both for fine dining) and Grecos Pizza are three of North Bay's best restaurants. There are many more in the North Bay area.

Bars and Nightlife

North Bay Ontario is a city of over 50 000 and features typical hotel and pub entertainment. With Nipissing University and Canadore College, North Bay is also a hub of student activity. The Capitol Centre and Nipissing Stage Company are two examples of quality live entertainment venues in North Bay. North Bay is home to the North Bay Skyhawks Junior A hockey team.

Lodging, Hotels, and Condos

North Bay has several major chain motels including Clarion Pinewood Park, Best Western, Travelodge, Super 8, Comfort Inn. There are also numerous independents such as Sunset Inn.

Other Recreation Nearby

There are numerous opportunities for snowshoeing and off-trail Nordic skiing in the region. Jackpine Hill in North Bay caters to local downhill skiers and boarders. Lake Nipissing and Trout Lake are renowned for ice-fishing. They are Ideal for long distance skate skiing in late winter.

Directions to North Bay Nordic Ski Club

Located at:
630 Northshore Road
North Bay, ON P1B 8G4

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