Opportunities to Ski the Best in Back Country: Nakkertok North
By: Lynda Payne (2012/02/27)
Hans Weber Nakkerloppet
Nakkertok hosted the Hans Weber Loppet (formerly The Nakkerloppet) this weekend on the most beautiful and exciting back country skiing trails locally available. Participants skied 25 km of groomed single track through the bush from Vals des Monts (North Nakkertok) to Cantley (South Nakkertok). After a few magnificent hours in the sunshine on peerless trails, they enjoyed homemade chili and treats. If you missed out this year, look for it to be offered again. It's an annual favourite and this year's loppet was one of the best organized events around.
Here's a link to photos from the Hans Weber Nakkerloppet by Alfred Leblanc.http://ajlskiphotos200910.shutterfly.com/
More opportunities to ski Nakkertok North! With the incredible new snow and more on the way, there are still opportunities to enjoy these trails.
Thea's Race, March 4
Thea's Race, also an annual Nakkertok favourite, features Recreational, Masters and NCD points races. It will be held on some of the same trails that were part of the Hans Weber Loppet.Thea's Race commemorates the contribution made to Nakkertok and women’s sports by Thea Holloway, a founding member and past-president of the club. The race has been held annually since 1995 at Nakkertok North on trails set on land purchased jointly by Thea and Meg Weber and is open to men and women of all categories from Atom to Masters. Two trophies have been provided by the Holloway family, one to be presented to the fastest woman skiing 12km and the second to the fastest woman skiing 8 km.
Don't miss Thea's race! Find out more and sign-up. (Feb. 29th registration deadline!)
Skiing the Trails at Nakkertok North
Every day there is snow you can ski at Nakkertok North!
You don't have to wait for an event. It's worth the drive for the magnificent lonely trails that are frequently groomed to the highest standards. The snow here lasts longer and spring skiing promises to be amazing this year.
You can park easily, picnic in the sun or you are welcome to rest and warm up your lunch in one of the cabins at this site, if you are a member or member's have the cabin open.
All the trails at Nakkertok North are traditional single track classic and some include challenging downhills. Ski the famed Heartbreak Hill and Phil's Folly, at your speed and in your own way.
There are some lovely short loops and a new children's loop near the parking lot.
Trail conditions and grooming reports are noted on the Nakkertok website.
The daily day use fee for non-members is $10 payable at the cash box at the trail head at the parking lot.
For driving directions and more information about Nakkertok North, refer to http://nakkertok.ca/trail-maps/.
Group Skiing at Nakkertok North: We encourage groups to ski! There are occasional groups skis through this area, with opportunities for car pooling, and if you would like more information about group skis, or you would like to organize your own, contact the John Burrows, email@example.com the John Burrows, firstname.lastname@example.org.