Founded in 1978, the Edmonton Nordic Ski Club is now one of Canada’s largest nordic ski clubs with almost 1000 members in 2013-2014.
Over the past 20 years, the Edmonton Nordic Ski Club has developed the trail system in Goldbar and Goldstick parks. The two adjoining parks feature 10 kilometres of interconnected, illuminated ski trails ranging from the very easy to the more challenging.
Recreational and competitive skiers enjoy these during the day or evenings, seven days a week. In 2000, with the assistance of the Edmonton Community Lottery Foundation, the club purchased a state of the art Bombardier Grooming Tractor. Along with our heavy duty Skidoos, and the Snow Cat equipped with the most advanced grooming equipment, we maintain these trails and those in the adjoining Capilano Park, providing Edmonton area skiers with some of the best groomed trails in Northern Alberta. Our grooming efforts are supported by the City of Edmonton, Community Services.
ENSC offers a full range of programs including Jackrabbits for beginners, Track Attack for developing youth skiers, Cross Country and Biathlon racing programs for youth and adults, Touring and Loppet programs, and Adult Lessons. We also offer summer programs for youth and adult racers, and summer biathlon training.
In addition, the ENSC develops and grooms trails in Goldbar and Goldstick parks in east Edmonton and has its Biathlon facility in the Strathcona Science Park. In 2015 expect our next major initiative…snow-making, to further enhance the cross-country skiing experience and extend our ski season at the Goldbar trails.
Membership is open to all who enjoy Cross Country Skiing, and there are many volunteer opportunities for those who want to help make our club even better.
For more information on the happenings in the club, explore our website.