COVID-Cup Week 2 Update

Congratulations to all those who took up the challenge week 1.  Some very young racers (less than a decade old) and some very experienced participants (more than seven decades on earth), worked their way around a hilly course.  Some elite athletes even turned Gore’s grind into a skiathlon by doing both classic and skate races on the same day.

Week 2: Buchanan’s Blast sprint race  (Jan 30 – Feb 5th): start and finish is the same. Course also does not complete the full wall loop, instead follows the “wall to wall” short cut, on the left at the top of the wall hill and down the slingshot.

Course: shed loop, wall hill, “wall to wall” short cut (turn left at the top of the wall), down the “sling shot” towards the finish.

Format: warm up, go to the start, start timing, ski the course, stop timing at the finish, slowly ski back to the start (within 10 minutes of finishing lap 1), start timing again, ski the course a second time, stop timing at the finish, cool down, enter your time into the google forms survey.

Week 2

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COVID-Cup Virtual Race Series Week 1

Week 1 Race “Gore’s Grind” starts Jan 24 9am

See full details under the Events section

Week 1

Input your self-timed results to this FORM

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Online Day Passes Now Available

You can now purchase your day passes online at zone4. As a day use member, please remember that we do not have a chalet option this year and you will need to pay for parking during daytime hours before 5pm at the University using the pay and display system in Lot G. Parking is free after 5pm and on weekends. Thank you for supporting the club this season.

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Ski Trails Groomed

Trails (stadium, shed, wall and soccer field) have been groomed and trackset following the snow that arrived on the weekend. There are some windblown sections and difficult exits to navigate off the shed and wall loops. Ski with caution in these conditions. We need more snow to regroom so keep doing your snow dance.

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2020-2021 Ski Season Update

We have worked out the details for our members to have trail access this winter and now all we need is a bit of snow. While we wait, the lights are on if you want to enjoy a walk on the Robert D’Aloisio Memorial Lighted Trail that was installed last season. Be sure to check out our new memorial bench, named for Anne-Marie Shaw located at a gorgeous lookout off the Gully loop.

Get your membership on zone4 and follow the instructions on the parking page to get a parking hang tag from the University. Parking will be available to members in the stadium lot and Lot G, to keep cars and people spread out. Please do not linger in the parking lots this season and do not congregate at the trailhead.

The chalet will NOT be open this year so plan ahead, and pack your wax, a snack and water.

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2020-2021 Season

You’ve been asking and we’ve been working. We ARE planning to have groomed trails for you to use this winter. At this time we do NOT anticipate having a chalet open. We have submitted all our COVID-19 policies to the University for approval and will post the good news here and on our social media sites when we have the go-ahead to ramp-up the skiing season. Thanks for supporting our Club.

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Board nominations are due by October 12th, 2020 and reminder that our AGM is on October 18th, 2020 at 7pm. Please email the club at and we will send you the Zoom link.

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We will be having a virtual AGM on Sunday, October 18th, 2020 at 7:00pm.

For anyone interested in joining the virtual meeting, please send the club an email at and we will send you the link shortly before the meeting.

Thank you and stay safe.

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Trail Work

Hi Sudbury skiers,

We hope you are doing well during these interesting times. While skiing may be far from your mind at the moment, we are already planning and working towards the 2021 season. Trail work with heavy equipment will be taking place at various locations on the trails beginning immediately and for about 2 weeks. Please take care and be safe.

Thank you.

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Closed for the Season

Laurentian Nordic would like to thank all club members and those who enjoyed the Laurentian Nordic trails this past winter for such a great ski season. With an early November start to the season and the addition of the Robert D’Aloisio lighted trail it was truly an amazing season. Lately we have enjoyed great spring skiing with wonderful trail conditions. Unfortunately with the current Covid-19 outbreak and in line with the University’s closure of all services on campus we need to stop grooming operations and close our trails for the season as of March 25. Thanks for your support and take care of your family and friends.

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