|Come and join us in our 33rd consecutive season for x-country ski outings in various ski areas around Ottawa/Gatineau. ‘Women on Skis’ welcomes a wide range of skiers: some experience on skis is expected. You will receive skiing tips, meet new friends, have fun skiing and enjoy après-ski lunches..||See our 2016 schedule
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Our aim is to encourage women of all levels to get out and enjoy winter, to network with others who have similar interests and to experience some of the best cross-country trails in Canada.
Women on Skis is a non-profit program run by a group of experienced volunteer skiers who raise funds for women’s health and social issues. This year we are pleased to be supporting EcoEquitable, who provide employment and skills training for new immigrant women and underemployed women, while diverting harmful waste from our landfills .
FEES: Registration for the season is $30. This includes 5 outings: Terry Fox Centre, Nakkertok Ski Club (x2),P9 Gatineau Park, and Kanata Nordic Ski trails. You can also register for individual sessions – Terry Fox is $20 and all others are $7. Registration Form 2016
Additional trail fees apply to Gatineau Park, Nakkertok Ski Club and Kanata Nordic trails.
What To Wear and Bring on Outings:
- Layers of clothing are preferable, to allow flexibility depending on changes in temperatures. You should have freedom to move and be well protected from snow and wind.
- a small pack with waxes, scraper and a cork.
- snack and liquid replacement
- spare mitts and socks.
- money to cover trail fees and meal expenses, if applicable.
- ID including a daytime emergency phone number
At all locations you should have waxed, stretched, warmed up and be ready to ski by 10:00. The early birds will not stand around getting cold waiting for the slow pokes.
Any last minute changes will be posted on this website womenonskis.ca by 8am the morning of, or you can call Marg: 613-225-6050 or Gloria: 613-731-5577.
Our thanks to Nakkertok Ski Club in supporting this website.