On July 22, 2017 Nakkertok lost one of its long time and all-round hard working volunteers.

John Burrows was best known recently for all of his work associated with the maintaining the #1 trail from Nakkertok North to Nakkertok South.  

John started his involvement at Nakkertok back in the late 1970 and included stints as a LTS instructor, and as board member. He was the go-to guy for making new trails and building bridges in the middle kingdom.

He was affectionately referred to as “the Bushman” for his ability to build anything in some of the most remote locations where Nakkertok skiers would go. John  was into making things work again rather than buying new. Epoxy glue, duct tape and some rope would fix just about anything.  

John was also an avid Canadian Ski Marathon participant having completed his gold courier du bois numerous times. In total we think he was up to 16 times. An inspiration to us all.

In recent years John was instrumental in pushing along the revitalization plans for Nakkertok  North. The Nakkertok North management team will miss his input and involvement.

More details on his funeral can be found at



Congratulations John, on a life well lived. You made a huge difference to so many and will be missed by all of Nakkertok.