Nickel Plate Nordic Centre: Okanagan Valley’s World Class Nordic Ski Destination
We skied a total of 578 KM in 2 hours – and that was done by 22 kids in the Skill Development Program, 9 kids from the Nickel Plate Junior Racers, and 14 parents.
From Cross-Country BC: almost every club is ahead of where it was at on this day last year! 22 clubs are already at more than 80% of last year’s total membership, and 9 of those have already exceeded it. A few clubs are approaching their all-time membership record, and one has already broken it.
Thanks to fundraising efforts, Nickel Plate has raised approximately $14,000 towards the purchase of new parking lot grooming, light grooming, and regular grooming equipment. We would like to acknowledge those who have supported fundraising by organizing and attending the Banff Mountain Film Festival ($6,135 raised); donations made to Nickel Plate when registering on Zone4 over the past two seasons; and general donations. Nickel Plate is halfway to our fundraising goal for this grooming equipment. We are excited to be able to participate in a new fundraising opportunity!
There is matching money up for grabs to help our ski club – please help us get it!
Background: A number of passionate XC skiers across BC are generously donating to a Community Pot. The majority of this pot will be allocated equally among any BC clubs that want to participate, to match up to 25% of what each club raises themselves in this fundraiser. If a club leaves any of its Community Pot allocation on the table, there will be more to go around for the other clubs.
So, the Community Pot has got the ball rolling, but now it’s up to us to step up to the challenge!
We can use the funds for sport development, such as skier development programs, trails & facilities, and grooming equipment. Although funds may not be earmarked for an individual athlete, funds can be used towards a coach or coordinator’s stipend or wage. (Note that a donor cannot receive special consideration in return for their donation, such as a discounted/free membership, a program/trip discount for their child, etc.)
Donations are tax deductible and you will receive a tax receipt.
This campaign ends on November 30, 2016 at midnight, at which time the Community Pot will also be divvied up… just in time for ski season!
Thank you for your interest and generosity. Let’s see what our club can do! Nickel Plate Board members have started the ball rolling by donating. Donate here: to the BC Club Challenge: canadianolympicfoundation.akaraisin.com/CrossCountryBC
Junior Racer Program
- Develop skills and fitness on snow that will amaze you
- Compete in events throughout the season, such as the Okanagan Series and BC Cup
- Experience the excitement of night skiing
- Receive ‘pro-deals’ on ski equipment from Peach City Runners and Adventure Sports
Skills Development Program
The Skills Development lesson program is an excellent way to get your children involved in the great sport of cross country skiing. From the Cottontail program starting at age 3 to the Junior Racers program, skills, technique and competition are taught at a progressive level.
We have five main snowshoeing trails marked and ready to use for novice, intermediate, and advanced skill levels.
Lessons for all skill levels
Private and group lessons are available for master skiers and those just learning to cross country ski.
Nickel Plate News
Thank you to all those who helped to organize the recent skiathon fundraising event on Saturday, March 4. We skied a total of 578 KM in 2 hours and raised over $3500, with all funds going to Nickel Plate Nordic facilities and programs. As a non-profit club, fundraising events such as these are essential to keeping our facility going!