The Snow Valley Nordic Ski Club at the Onion Lake Ski Trails

The Snow Valley Nordic Ski Club is a non-profit organization for cross-country skiing enthusiasts. The Club is located at the Onion Lake Ski Trails between Terrace and Kitimat, British Columbia on Highway 37. The club is run entirely by volunteers and through the support of people like you, local governments and local businesses.

Enjoy 35km of Groomed Classic and Skate Skiing 24 hours per day!*

*Rentals, Lessons, and Trail maintenance may not operate if severe inclement weather prevails. Our parking lot is cleared after major streets have been cleared. Please check Facebook and the Weather Conditions prior to your journey. Always tell someone where you are going, ski with a friend, and please enjoy our trails responsibly at your own risk.

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Nordic Ski Club Events

Saturday, Jan. 25 - Adult lessons 10:30 am - 12:00 pm  

Meet at the corner of the rental shed.

Demo Day--McBike & Sport from Smithers will set up their tent (11 a.m. - 3 p.m.), so come out and try some cross country gear!  Poster attached.  Contact Peter if you have questions or a special order he can bring out:  250-847-5009.


Saturday, Feb. 1 - Snow Valley Open. 11 am Race notice below. 

Note to parents of JackRabbits and other adults who don't want to do the "Olympic" 7.5 track:  there's a newer route, 2.5 km done twice, that is way easier but still challenges you to "race" and do your best.  Sign up with a friend or two!  Race with your teens!  Email Travis to register for the race:


Sunday, Feb. 9  - Women's Ski Fest 

Registration forms are not available yet, but soon.  Save the date.


Saturday, Feb. 22   - Moose Marathon  

This is an endurance challenge, with many distance options:  5, 10, 15, and 30 km.  Details will be sent out closer to the marathon day.


Feb. 28-March 1 - CANSI weekend   

For those seeking personal skill improvement and technical understanding of XC skills, as well as a desire to coach/instruct others in Nordic skiing.  Contact Cathy if interested:


Sunday, March 1  - Tour de Soup 

The 2nd Annual!  We need skiers and soup eaters and volunteers to make the event a success!  Mark your calendars and wait for updates.



RACE NOTICE Snow Valley Open

DATE: Saturday, February 1st, 2020 

Mass start, Classic technique, 11:00 am start 

RACE LOCATION: Onion Lake Ski Trails 

(29 km south of Terrace, 29 km north of Kitimat on Highway 37) 

HOSTING CLUB: Snow Valley Nordic Ski Club ( 


RULES: CCC Rules and Regulations 

INFORMATION: Chief of Race: Travis Carter 250-635-6435 Chief of Grooming: Anthony Vandermeulen 

RACE ENTRIES: Email Travis Carter ( to register for the race. Please include racer name, gender, year of birth, club name, and category. Category fees will be collected at bib pick-up on race day. 


RACE ENTRY DEADLINE: FRIDAY, January 31st, 2020 – 10:00 p.m. 

START LISTS Start lists for Saturday's race will be available early on race day. Bib pick-up for AND BIB PICKUP: the races will be at the Onion Lake Ski Trails between 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. on race day. 

FACILITIES: There is a lodge at the trailhead; outhouses are located nearby. 

CONCESSION: A concession will be open on-site serving soup, buns, drinks, and baked goods. 

WAXING: There are electrical outlets on the outside of the lodge for ski waxing. A limited number of tables equipped with waxing forms will be available. 

WARM-UP AND WAX TESTING: Warm-up and wax testing areas will be available in the vicinity of the stadium.




Classic technique; Mass start by category; First skier leaves at 11am. 

Category Age as of 

Dec. 31st, 2019 Year Born Distance* Fee 

ATOMS Boys/Girls 7 & under 2012 and later 0.6 km $7 

PEE WEE Boys/Girls 8 & 9 2010 – 2011 1.5 km $7 

BANTAM Boys/Girls 10 & 11 2008 – 2009 2.5 km $7 

MIDGET Boys/Girls 12 & 13 2006 – 2007 3.5 km $7 

JUVENILE Boys/Girls 14 & 15 2004 – 2005 5 km $7 

JUNIOR Boys/Girls 16 & 17 2002 – 2003 7.5 km $12 

JUNIOR Male/Female 18 & 19 2000 – 2001 7.5 km $12 

OPEN Male/Female 20 – 29 1999 – 1990 7.5 km $12 

MASTER Male/Female 30 & over 1989 and earlier 7.5 km $12 

RECREATIONAL Male/Female 20 & over 1999 and earlier 2 × 2.5 km $12 

* Regular Snow Valley race courses. Course maps will be available on site on race day. 

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