by Mike Campbell

Greetings fellow ski enthusiasts! We are at the midpoint of our ski season, and to date we have had almost 60 days of our trails being open for skiing. Grooming has been a real challenge lately, with the lack of snow and January thaw. However, it looks like there is some snow in the forecast. Keep your fingers crossed and do a snow dance. I have to commend Fred Scheel, Martin Kerr and all our groomers for the great work they do in maintaining our trails under difficult conditions.

We’ve reached two significant milestones since our last newsletter. First we’ve received delivery of our new Edge PistenBully groomer that we had been saving for for over 10 years. The second milestone is we now have a record number of club members. At 850, this is almost 100 members more than we had for all of last year. It’s great to belong to a healthy, vibrant club.

I would like to remind everyone of the upcoming 23rd Annual Suntrail Special, to be held on Sunday, February 11th at 10:00 a.m. This is an all-ages (free skate) event, for young kids up to senior citizens, such as myself. For adults, you can either ski in the 7 km or 10 km distances. And if you’re a master skier (over 30), all times are age-adjusted, so you can compete against the young bucks! I encourage all members to participate in this great event. To register go to and Search for the Suntrail Registration.

On a final note, our executive have decided to hold our Annual Potluck Volunteer appreciation night again this year on April 19, 2018 at Heartwood. Last year’s event was a real hit with club members. Stay tuned for details in our next newsletter.

Happy Trails Everyone.

Mike Campbell

Sawmill Nordic Centre - PistenBully Groomer near ski hut