Welcome to the Strathcona Nordic Ski Club (SNSC) website. SNSC is Vancouver Island’s cross-country ski club. We are based in the beautiful nordic ski area of Mount Washington Alpine Resort near Courtenay, BC. Mount Washington has over 55 km of groomed trails that cover a variety of terrain — everything to satisfy the beginner, the advanced nordic skier, and everyone in between.
We are a not-for-profit society dedicated to skier development and the promotion of nordic skiing for fun, fitness, recreation, and health. We are also working to improve the infrastructure and facilities for nordic skiers on Vancouver Island.
In 2015, we were pleased to host the Teck Midget Championships, an event which brings together skiers aged 9-12 from across the province for a memorable and enjoyable weekend of cross-country ski competition and fun!
In 2014, we had three club members go to the World University Games in Trentino, Italy! Athlete Andrea Lee was one of six female racers who qualified to race for Canada at Games. SNSC Head Coach Dave Battison was named Head Coach for the Canadian University Team. Rounding off our club representation at the games, our favourite race official and president Len Apedaile was selected by the International Ski Federation (FIS) to be the Technical Delegate for the nordic events at the Games. Well done, you three!
In winter 2012, we realised a long-term goal, seeing an athlete training facility open on Mount Washington, and in winter 2010, we realized one of our long-term goals when our club sent SNSC officials and skiers to the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver!
On October 1st, registration opens for SNSC 2016-2017 membership and programs on the Zone4 website. The Early bird registration deadline is November 30. To learn more about club membership, visit the Membership page.
Remember, when you register as a member or for any of our programs, you will still need a Mount Washington Nordic Trail Pass or Season Pass to use the trails!
Our recreational programs begin in early January and run for 10 weekends. Find out more about what we are offering and rates for this year on our Programs page. Each program also has an individual page that describes it in more detail.
You can contact us at info@StrathconaNordics.com.