Every year a small group of volunteers spend weeks preparing trails for the upcoming season. Brush cutting , downed and hazardous tree removal, rock removal, and repairing erosion due to water and vehicle usage are all part of summer grooming. Work is being done this year to widen some of the trails and remove tight […]
Garth Vickers, Telemark’s long time Head Coach for our Special Olympics ski and snowshoe team, will be a recipient of the prestigious Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers, awarded by Canada’s Governor General Julie Payette. Garth Vickers is celebrated for his ability to bring out the best in athletes. Vickers has demonstrated outstanding leadership as coach at […]
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Great news: After over a month at level 5 (extreme), our fire hazard rating has finally dropped to level 4 (high). We can resume all activities as long as we maintain a fire watcher after work for a minimum of 2 hours. Check here for our current Danger Class (updated daily) — scroll all the […]
Exclusive Kal Tire coupon for club members: Please support our new sponsor Kal Tire who have made a generous donation to our province-wide Bunny Rabbit and Jack Rabbit program. Be sure to use the coupon when you buy tires to help us validate the sponsorship, and please do feel free to forward it to your […]
Short update from Scott regarding the Law Creek Fire currently burning near Telemark: The evacuation alert was downgraded shortly after being issued, reducing the number of homes affected to about one third of the initial quantity – reflective of the control BCWF has on the event. Map released today shows the fire size and boundary. […]
Further to the extreme fire risk, we do have some minimal equipment which you should be now be carrying if you undertake any activities at Telemark. There are Pulaskis and backpack water sprayers stored in the groomer quonset. As Scott Anderson puts it, “You’re not going to save the valley with this calibre of gear. […]
Telemark falls within the BC Wildfire Service “West Kelowna” Danger Region. Regretfully, as of July 17, we are now in “cease all high risk activities” status. Please act accordingly. Check here for our current Danger Class (updated daily) — scroll all the way to the bottom “West Kelowna”. Check here to understand what activities are […]
Below illustration shows the trail work we are planning to start next week. Normally, we invest a little bit every year to improve trail groom-ability and to tweak trails to reduce the amount of snow cover required before we can start grooming (equals earlier opening date!). We remove large rocks, eliminate tight radius turns, widen […]
About Telemark Nordic Club
Discover cross country skiing and snowshoeing at Telemark Nordic Club. Imagine over 50 km of professionally groomed cross country ski trails for skate and classic skiing for beginner and experienced skiers, including several trails lit for night time skiing. Also, 60 km of stunning snowshoe trails through quiet, pristine ponderosa and cedar forests with breath-taking views across the Okanagan Valley. Never skied or snowshoed before? Telemark Nordic offers rentals, and lessons for children and adults alike. Do you have a child who would like to learn to ski fast?
Inquire about Telemark Nordic Club's award winning cross country and biathlon race teams. At the end of the day, you are welcome to join friends, old and new, in front of the fire inside the lodge. If you have been looking for a winter experience close to home that is healthy, fun for the family, inexpensive, and filled with amazing people, then give cross country skiing or snowshoeing a try at Telemark Nordic Club.