Who we are
The Saskatoon Nordic Ski Club is a community of enthusiastic, engaged and supportive people who are advocates for cross country skiing in Saskatoon.For members of all ages and fitness levels we provide cross country ski lessons in Saskatoon, cross country ski competition training, recreational cross country ski events in Saskatoon and area, cross country ski tours in central Saskatchewan, a wilderness hiking program in central Saskatchewan, and groomed cross country ski trails in Saskatoon and area. Groomed cross country ski trails for skate and classic cross country skiing are provided in Saskatoon at Kinsmen Park; and Wildwood Golf Course. Eb’s Trails feature groomed classic wilderness cross country ski trails north of Saskatoon in the Nisbet Provincial Forest.
The Saskatoon Nordic Ski Club is a member club in Cross Country Saskatchewan and Cross Canada Canada; this allows us to offer nationally recognized programs that are led by our certified coaches, instructors and officials. We host provincial cross country ski events including the Saskatoon Skate and Classic Loppet and several SaskCup races, and are one of the leading cross country ski member clubs in Cross Country Saskatchewan.
The Saskatoon Nordic Ski Club is a volunteer run organization; leadership consists of an annually elected executive, with committees and projects accomplished by enthusiastic and dedicated members. Two general meetings– one in the fall and one in the spring – are held each year that members are invited to attend. In addition to communication through the website the club also publishes a newsletter – Kivilski – from September to April of each year.
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Vision and Principles
During the 2010- 2011 season, the Saskatoon Nordic Ski Club undertook a strategic planning process to create a 10 year strategic plan. The strategic plan, titled Vision 2020, was endorsed by the club membership at the spring general meeting in April 2011.
The Saskatoon Nordic Ski Club is a community of enthusiastic, engaged and supportive people who are advocates for Nordic Skiing.
We provide year round programs, activities and events that are fun, well organized and of benefit to our members and the community.
We provide a ‘home’ for skiing in Saskatoon that is comfortable and welcoming to all members and the community. Our ‘home’ has multi-purpose trails and terrain that accommodates all levels of ability.
We collaborate with stakeholders in providing a wilderness skiing experience for all levels of ability at Eb’s trails. Our trails in the Nisbet Forest are fun, safe and welcoming to our members and the skiing public within the Province of Saskatchewan.’
In striving to achieve our vision, the Saskatoon Nordic Ski Club considers the following principles:
- Are we inclusive and easily accessible?
- Are our programs, activities and events fun and do they promote health and fitness?
- Are we respectful of the needs of our members and volunteers?
- Do we strive for excellence in everything we do?
- Do we respect and appreciate the environment?
- Are our decisions transparent and accountable?
- Are we aligned with and supportive of Cross Country Canada and Cross Country Saskatchewan?
For more information on Vision 2020 please consult the following publication:
Saskatoon Nordic Ski Club Vision 2020: a 10 year strategic plan (Download PDF)