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Nakkertok Extended Season Ski Loop (NESSL) (Updated Dec 7th)
By:  Team XC Ottawa   (2016/11/25)


Dec 7th, 2016

For the safety and enjoyment of all skiers, please follow these rules when skiing on NESSL->https://goo.gl/CWPkSj

Dec 5th, 2016

Look for updated reports here: SkiTrails.xcOttawa.ca/skitrails_nakkertok.php

Dec 3rd, 2016

Skiing today was mainly stadium. There's hope to make snow the next 4 nights. For Sunday sections 2,7,9 should be atleast fair conditions.Check here for updates on conditions.

Check the NESSL Calendar for trail availability.

An extremely dedicated group of Nakkertok volunteers have invested countless hours this Fall to make snowmaking a reality at Nakkertok. Here is a fantastic video that captures the journey Nakkertok has taken from winning the Kraft Heinz Project Play contest to having a workable snowmaking system in place. Things have gone according to plan, and the early season ski loop is open!

NESSL Passes

Nakkertok will be offering early-season passes (valid from the opening day of the NESSL until the opening of the broader trail network at Nakkertok) or early-season daily use passes (valid during the same period). Such fees are a standard feature at other similar facilities in North America (e.g., Boreal Glide at Foret Montmorency, Frozen Thunder in Canmore). The Fee structure will be as follows:

Nakkertok Early Season Ski Loop 2016

User Type

Category/Age (Dec 31)

Cost (tax not included)

Standard Rate


18-59 years old


Adult Students

18 and over



13-17 years old/60 and over



6-12 years old



5 and under


Special Discounted Rates


Nakkertok Member



Nakkertok Member (age 13-17)



Other CCC Club Member


Purchase a NESSL pass at zone4.ca.

You can pick up your pass at Nakkertok during regular hours. Proof of identity and CCC Club and/or Nakkertok membership will be required.

DAILY PASSES (on site)

You can also purchase NESSL daily passes on site (cash only - exact change required) for the following fees (tax included, see above for age descriptions):

  • Adults: $15.00

  • Teen/Student/Senior: $10.00

  • Youth: $5.00

  • Child: Free


Monday to Friday

8:00 AM to 10:00 PM

Open Access

8:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Restricted/Group Access

6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Saturday and Sunday

7:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Open Access

11:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Restricted/Group Access

7:00 - 11:00 AM and 4:30 - 9:00 PM

For Group Bookings, please contact Jennifer Tomlinson, at nakkskiloop@gmail.com, for information and cost.

Check the NESSL Calendar for available spots.

Ski teams and other user groups can book for access to the facility during Restricted/Group Access. At that time the number of users on the trail will be limited to both ensure the safety of all users.

Nakkertok is excited with the opportunity that snowmaking allows for Nakkertok Ski Club and the wider cross country ski community. They acknowledge that the first year of operations will be a learning experience and appreciate the patience and understanding of trail users if they hit any bumps along the way.


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