Nakkertok has several cabins and clubhouses. They are set back into the woods and kept deliberately simple – built by volunteers, heated by wood, and, with the exception of the Barn and Johannsenhus, lit by candles and lanterns.
Our Main Chalet, built in the fall of 2005, features a wood stove, tables and benches, storage and hangers for clothing and day bags. The Olympic Room, finished in 2008 offers another woodstove, tables and chairs and a corner couch with TV for reviewing video. This building was purchased for Club use by the Van Wijk family and erected by dozens of volunteers.
Just Behind the Chalet is the “Barn” built by volunteers during the fall of 2010. The main floor is the garage for our maintenance and grooming equipment, and accessed via the second door, a 4 station wax room. Its second floor, known as the “Blue Room”, has tables, chairs, a great view over the Stadium, and an office space.
The OWL Cabin was built by the Van Wijks, Greg Joy, Gilles Berube, and several others, in November 2003. Ideally situated with a view over the Weber Pond towards the setting sun in the west. The OWL Cabin is almost entirely built from recycled materials recovered from a building project at OWL Rafting. It is just over a kilometer away from the Main Parking area, and is a perfect lunch destination or can be reserved for dinners and overnight use.
Johannsenhus, in the field to the left as you drive up to the stadium, used to be our main clubhouse, built entirely by club volunteers. It was named (with his daughter’s permission) after Herman “Jackrabbit” Johannsen, who played a major role in establishing cross-country skiing in Canada and who died in 1987 aged 110! This Chalet is ideal for group evening or overnight use.
Adult members and families are welcome spend the night at our lower cabin, which has an old wood cookstove for cooking.
The cabins are open to all members during the day, but must be reserved for evening or overnight use. The first person to ski in is expected to light the fires. Please note that firewood is expensive and must be reserved for indoor use, not campfires. The cabins are located several hundred meters in from the parking lot, which is right next to Highway 366.
To rent the cabins, fill out the rental form and send it to our Administrator, François Blain.