Grand Nordic Corner December 9, 2021

Grand Nordic Corner December 9, 2021

“Being a successful skier and staying healthy go hand in hand. Our sport is so physically demanding that a skier at any age can have a weakened immune system from intense training, racing, or travel and easily succumb to illness.  The Covid-19 pandemic has taught us a...
January 2022 Events

January 2022 Events

Mark your calendars for these January Nordic events! FREE Kids Friday Lessons • Jan 7 – Feb 25, 2022 FREE kids Nordic ski lessons for ages 5-10 on Fridays from January 7th thru February 25th, 2022 at YMCA of the Rockies, Snow Mountain Ranch Nordic Center. The Kids...
XC Backcountry Report November 29th

XC Backcountry Report November 29th

Well, the 2021-2022 snow season is not exactly off to a gangbuster start. The 4-6” of light, fluffy snow that graced our trails the day before Thanksgiving may have been low in density, but it did a lot to spruce up the existing base, where there was one. It gave...
Grand Nordic Corner November 25th

Grand Nordic Corner November 25th

Last year at Thanksgiving, we were rescued by a last-minute storm of 4-7 inches depending on where you were in Grand County.  Doesn’t appear we have that in the stars for 2021.  A trace on top of other traces doesn’t make much to slide on. Continue your dryland...
Early November BC Report

Early November BC Report

Looking around the valley you wouldn’t guess that there’s much, if any, cross country skiing to be had. Winter’s cold reach has been advancing and receding from the mountains this fall like the ebbing and flowing of the tides on a flat sandy beach. The alpine...
Pre-Season Snow & Nordic Ski Swap

Pre-Season Snow & Nordic Ski Swap

It’s that time of year again and, right on schedule, the snow has started flying!  The hardcore might find enough of the white stuff in high country to do a little sliding on their older rock skis but most of us are still dreaming …  To really get your mouth watering...
Grand Nordic Ski Swap Oct. 22

Grand Nordic Ski Swap Oct. 22

Mark your calendars for the 2021 Grand Nordic Ski Swap. The Swap will be held on Friday, October 22 from 6pm – 8:30pm at the Snow Mountain Ranch Nordic Center. You can drop off Nordic gear and accessories you would like to sell, just prior, from 5pm -6pm. Prices must...
XC BC Ski Report Summary 2020-2021

XC BC Ski Report Summary 2020-2021

Many people would like to forget about the year 2020 altogether, or at least put it well behind us. From a skier’s perspective, here in the Fraser Valley, it wasn’t the greatest of years, nor was it the worst. Snows in the fall were not unusually early, late, large or...
Grand Nordic Corner – April 15, 2021

Grand Nordic Corner – April 15, 2021

As Winter gives way to Spring, we need to thank Mother Nature for what moisture she has given us.  We need even more moisture to fill our rivers and reservoirs so please pray for those small occasional storms that, at our altitude, will probably come as snow that...

Grand Nordic Corner – April 2, 2021

The Gods have blessed us with good spring snow conditions this year.  In March, they opened the skies to bestow a beautiful white blessing.  All that white stuff becomes the water in our wells and rivers later this year.  That blessing also means our trails are...