The Beaver Valley Nordic Ski Club (BVNSC) is a magical accomplishment; it’s an excellent example of what can happen when a group of people work together with a goal or cause in mind. Plans for the Club were in the works since 2012, but the 2013-2014 season was the first year of operation. Initially there were challenges with parking and public access to the trails. However with the help of the Beaver Valley Ski Club (BVSC), solutions were soon found.
The Beaver Valley Nordic Ski Club has over 8 km of groomed, track-set country ski trails as well as almost 8 km of snowshoe trails for members to enjoy. Trails run along the top of the escarpment, through Crown Land (managed by MNRF) and private properties that the Club has permission to use, including Grey Sauble Conservation Authority (GSCA) land. All trails have been GPS mapped and marked and are maintained through cooperation with the Beaver Valley Ski Club.
In the first year alone the Club gained over 100 full time members, as well as many occasional trail users. President, Cathy Little, acknowledged the efforts of a dedicated Board of Directors, community partners and member volunteers for making the Nordic Club a success. In addition to BVSC, GSCA and the MNRF, the Club is grateful to the Beaver Valley Chalet Owners Association, the Kimberley General Store, Sea and Ski Realty and the Jensen family for their generosity.
In its future as an organization, BVNSC hopes to bring more people into the community and to serve those who live here now. After the first season, the Club surveyed its members to determine priorities for moving forward leading to improvements to the trailhead, mapping and signage. In the fall of 2016 significant work was done on the trails resulting in greatly improved winter trail grooming. Feedback continues to be overwhelmingly positive and skiers are happy to be out enjoying the trails in the beautiful Beaver Valley in the heart of the Municipality of Grey Highlands and the County of Grey.
Beaver Valley Nordic Ski Club
President Cathy Little
Vice President Don Churchill
Secretary Cathy Miller
Treasurer Elmer Taylor
Director at Large Jane Pyper
Director at Large April Poppe
Our vision is to provide an opportunity for people of all ages and abilities to enjoy cross-country skiing in the beautiful Beaver Valley.
Our mission is to ensure that Beaver Valley Nordic skiing
- is safe, fun and welcoming,
- will grow in popularity locally and
- will benefit the local community.
- Beaver Valley Ski Club
- Beaver Valley Chalet Owners
- Grey Sauble Conservation Authority
- Jensen Family
- Kimberley General Store
- Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
- Sea & Ski Realty Ltd., Brokerage