Chalet Closed Today; Open 10am-4pm Friday!

Chalet will be closed today. Chalet Attendant/Program Coordinator is sick and does not want to infect the public with his germs. If you require immediate assistance, please email us at

We will be back at er tomorrow with the chalet open from 10am-4pm Friday.

Trails remain open!

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Trails Update Jan. 17 @3pm

Groomer was out earlier today just smoothing out the small dusting of snow we received. Trail conditions have been upgraded from POOR to FAIR, but still many hidden rock and ice patches. Rentals remain unavailable.

Gully, Shed, Wall, and 1 side of the soccer field remain the only trails OPEN at this time. Sofie’s, The Extension, Lake Bennett and Stadium remain CLOSED.

Some good news however, is that our Saturday programming is a GO for this weekend! We are also hoping to have our chalet back to regular hours and rentals available for the weekend but please keep checking back daily.

Thank You!

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Trails & Chalet Update – Jan. 16 @9:00am


Due to the recent poor and unsafe ski conditions, trail openings and chalet times have been adjusted. Please read below.

Members can come pick-up their buttons, continue to use the wax room and facility as usual.
Day users can purchase day passes.

Unsafe trail conditions for general public.
Ski School groups will not be able to ski but snowshoeing is an available option.
High School teams can continue to train and use the trails but only those that have their own equipment.
Unfortunately, rentals are also not available to the Laurentian University Nordic Skiing class.
Free skiing is cancelled for Parkside members that do not have their own equipment.

High School Prelim race scheduled for Jan. 18th has been cancelled.
Members and day users are allowed to use trails provided they have their own equipment.
Please watch for icy spots and thin snow areas.
See below for detailed trail report.

Gully, Shed, Wall – OPEN (poor)

Sofie’s, The Extension, Lake Bennett, SlingShot – CLOSED


Please continue to check the website and Facebook page for daily updates and changes or email us at for more information.

Thank you for your patience and we apologize for any inconvenience.

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Chalet CLOSED Until Further Notice; Trails remain OPEN

Unfortunately we have decided to close the chalet until further notice due to the very poor and unsafe ski conditions. Rentals will not be available until the chalet reopens for business.

However, if you are a member and have your own skis, the trails remain open. SKI AT YOUR OWN RISK! There is lots of icy spots and dirt patches out there so please ski with extreme caution. See below for the latest trail report.

Gully – OPEN (poor)

Shed – OPEN (poor)

Wall – OPEN (poor)

Sofie’s – CLOSED

The Extension – CLOSED

Lake Bennet – CLOSED

Stadium – CLOSED

Soccer Field – OPEN (poor)

Stay tuned to our website and Facebook page for updates on when the chalet may reopen and general trail conditions. Thank you to a small team of dedicated volunteers who were out shoveling snow earlier today!

Thank you for your understanding. Hope for snow!GroupShovel1-450x337

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Cancellations and Weekend Chalet Times

Okay to give you a summary of ALL cancellations due to poor and unsafe trail conditions…here we go!

1. No Jackrabbits or Bunnines tomorrow Jan. 13

2. No Laurentian Nordic Invitational on Jan. 14

BUT! The Chalet and the Gully, Shed, and Wall trails will be open Saturday, Jan. 13 from 10am-3pm and Sunday, Jan. 14 from 10-4. Not ideal skiing conditions but its still skiing right?! Please use caution when out on the trails.

Again, we apologize for any inconvenience but we can’t control the weather!

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Programming Cancelled for Sat, Jan. 13, 2018

The lack of safe skiing areas for beginner skiers in addition to the anticipated cold temperature means we have to officially cancel Saturday programming.

We apologize for the inconvenience but we feel it would be best. Let’s hope for snow!


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Trails & Chalet Update – Jan. 12, 2018 @11:30am

It ain’t pretty out there on the trails!
Upon closer inspection of the trails we are advising that ONLY EXPERT skiers should hit the trails today. The rain did a lot of damage and there is a lot more water on the trails than we thought, making grooming and breaking up the ice very difficult. PLEASE WATCH FOR ICE!
The Gully Shed Wall are skiable but rock skis are also recommended. A bypass around the entrance of the Wall is available as the entrance to the Wall Loop is currently underwater. Skiers can ski backwards on The Wall Loop and take the Wall-to-Wall Shortcut over to the Wall Loop and continue in the correct direction.
Sofie’s, The Extension and Lake Bennet are all CLOSED.
Furthermore, chalet is only open 10-2 today. Good day to wax your skis!
Apologies for the inconvenience but we need some fresh snow again in order for conditions to improve.
Thanks and be safe!
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OFSAA Nordic Coming to Laurentian Nordic!

OFSAA Nordic Skiing – Laurentian Nordic 2018

Laurentian Nordic is very pleased to again be hosting the exciting OFSAA Nordic Skiing Championships from Feb. 21-23, 2018! Stay tuned for more information! You can also visit the Facebook event page here


OFSAA FINAL on light

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Trails & Chalet CLOSED

Due to the heavy rain and warm temperatures, ALL TRAILS AND THE CHALET ARE CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Please keep checking the website and Facebook page for when we will re-open. Thank you for your patience and apologies for any inconvenience.


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Trails Update – Jan. 10th @11:30am

All trails have been freshly groomed and trackset and are in good shape. Sofie’s Loop and The Extension are a bit soft on the edges but otherwise its great skiing today folks! Get out before the rain!

There will be an official notice posted Thursday morning but we will most likely be closed due to the expected rain. Closed meaning both trails and chalet closed. Please do not ski on the trails when there is heavy rain. It further damages the trails and makes grooming very difficult when things freeze up again. Thank you for your understanding and apologies for any inconvenience.

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