Update on Bruce Ski Club Local Hero Julian Smith

Update on Bruce Ski Club Local Hero Julian Smith

Here is an update on local nordic skiing hero and Bruce Ski Club member Julian Smith’s progress.   On Friday, February 2nd Julian Smith raced at the Eastern Canadian Championships, which were also part of the USA Super Tour. He was 5th in the 1.4 km sprint...
Groovy Grooming at Colpoy’s and Sawmill

Groovy Grooming at Colpoy’s and Sawmill

by Martin Kerr & Tom Hakala The Colpoy’s Story A couple of weeks ago I met a couple from Niagara Falls in the parking lot of the Sawmill Nordic Centre. I was just leaving and they were just arriving for a first time ever ski. The excited pair had rented...
Update on Julian Smith’s Skiing Adventures

Update on Julian Smith’s Skiing Adventures

by Heidi Tones Julian has loved Nordic skiing since he started the Jackrabbits ski program on yard sale skis at the age of 6! After skiing with Georgian Bay Nordic, under the head coach Marilyn Suke, Julian headed off to study biology at Lakehead University and the...
Disappearing Act at Colpoy’s Ski Trail

Disappearing Act at Colpoy’s Ski Trail

by Martin Kerr If you’ve skied at the Colpoys ski trail (and if you haven’t, you really should) you may have noticed a small sign just off the trail to your left as you ski across the field toward the gates. Get up a little closer and you’ll see that it says...
Amazing Trees Along the Sawmill Ski Trails

Amazing Trees Along the Sawmill Ski Trails

by Martin Kerr Trees in some ways are like people or snowflakes in that no two are exactly the same, and the Sawmill Nordic Centre trails have their share of strange ones (trees I mean!). This first picture is of a pair of Scotch pine trees that appear to be joined at...