Saturday, December 16th, 2017
7 am Current Temperature -10c with a forecast high of -4c
Snow base – 81 cm
2 cm new snow
Trail Rating – Excellent Conditions

SEASONS PASSES are here – Thanks for your patience!
CHRISTMAS DESSERT-ONLY POTLUCK today Saturday Dec 16th in the lodge from 11:30 until 1 pm. Please bring some Christmas baking or a dessert plus a $5 donation or a non-perishable item for the food bank. Yum! Big thanks to Judy Sutherland for organizing all our social events!

  • Today’s groomed trails are:
    Evening Star
    Nighthawk
    Cannonball
    Speculator
    Mcneil’s Claim
    Eagles Nest
    Vindicator
    Last Chance
    Upper Meadow
    Lower Meadow- Watch for flagging around 2 holes where the creek runs underneath
    Kids Playground
    K9
    Miners Alley
    Motherlode
    Reimers Reach East
    Winters Creek Trail
    Bucks Trek West

All trails are two-way.

  • Snowshoe Trails Open:
    Gold Dust 1 hour – easy
    Quicksilver 1 hour – easy
    Claimjump 2 hours – intermediate
    Prospecter 3 hours – advanced
    Bonanza 3 hours – advanced

Snowshoe group meets on Tuesdays at 10 am.

Snow tires are mandatory when driving up to Nickel Plate.

While snowshoeing, always follow the GREEN flagging only and the Nickel Plate trail name marker signs on the trees. Always turn around if you are not sure of your whereabouts and retrace your route, especially in the afternoon when darkness is approaching. The rental shop closes at 3 pm and there is no patrol. Our snowshoe crew has tromped in and reflagged all the trails. There is a Tuesday snowshoe group that meets in front of the ticket office at 10 am if you would like to join in. They rendezvous at the free day-lot adjacent to Home Hardware at 9 am. You must be able to walk continuously for an hour to take part.

The Season Opener Race held Sat Dec 2nd had 81 participants and raised over $1000 towards Junior Racers Fred Albrechtesen’s trip to the Canadian Ski Championships in Thunder Bay. Results will be posted on the website race page soon. A big thank you to all the volunteers who made it happen!

Christmas Dessert-Only Potluck today Saturday Dec 16th in the lodge from 11:30 until 1 pm. Please bring some Christmas baking or a dessert plus a $5 donation or a non-perishable item for the food bank. Yum!

Next race is the “Fatblaster” on Sunday Dec 31st. $5 entry fee and a donation of a non perishable item to the food bank. Borscht and bread served afterwards.

Tool Donations needed – For more info go to our News page.

Nickel Plate 2017/18 custom ski clothing now available: http://shop.jakroo.ca/Nickelplate-Nordic-2016

On the 1st and 15th of each month orders will be collected and delivered 15 days later. Any orders placed between Nov 27th and 30th will be manufactured on Dec 1st, and delivered by December 15th! We have added the option of purchasing just a Thor Top or just a Thor Pant. Furthermore, the THOR now comes in 2 fits. Anyone that ordered last year would have the slim fit, older versions were relaxed. Now you can order either. For leaner athlete skiers the supplier recommends the slim fit. People with a broader build may prefer the standard fit.

The Nickel Plate ski club is a volunteer driven, non-profit organization. We are currently looking to fill the following positions.
Events Manager
Coaching Director
Advertising/Media Director

For more info on these roles, go to our news page.

Have a great day!
Nickel Plate staff