2023 President's Report from Mike Horn
As we get ready to kick off another new ski season, we reflect on the previous ski season and
how good it was!
The 2022-23 ski season was another long one! We were treated to early snow which allowed
us to get on the trails in early November. The season didn’t want to end and neither did some
skiers, some skied well into April! Membership numbers continue to be strong, we had 484
members last season!
The theme for the 2022/23 ski season was events! Our Club held numerous amazing events
throughout season! We held our first ever Winter Solstice Ski on December 21st. This was such
a great success, that we held 2 more full moon ski events! Not only did these nighttime events
include some great skiing, they were followed up with a social at the Knotty Pine...which gave
the skiers a chance to kick back and enjoy a beverage and some food while they mingled and
shared stories with fellow skiers.
Our Club also hosted the Poker Rally on Kristi Lake, the Bearcat Memorial Skate Loppet and our
flagship PA Kistaphinahnik Classic Loppet, which were all very well attended! These events
were all held on our amazing trails in Little Red River Park!
The Jackrabbit program had another successful season and Alex Crawley and his team of
volunteers continue to get youngsters out on skis! HUGE thank you to Alex and everyone
involved in the Jackrabbit program.
Keeping with the theme of teaching! Our very own Jessica Gill taught close to 90 adults how to
ski better! Jessica did an incredible job and received high praise from her students. She taught
both classic and skate techniques. Thank you Jessica for all your hard work with the learn to ski
And what would our season be without our incredible trail crew?? We are very fortunate to
have such a dedicated crew of volunteers that spend countless hours prepping and grooming
our trails for all of us to enjoy! A HUGE thank you to our entire trail crew!
This summer the City of Prince Albert constructed a new “warm up” shelter directly north of
the Cosmo Lodge at the base of the hill. This new shelter will give park users a place to warm
up and have a fire. Our hope is that we can use this shelter as a meeting place for our
Jackrabbit program and other learn to ski programs.
The PA Nordic Ski Club is ready for another ski season. The fall work has been done on the
trails and now we wait. We wait for mother nature to give us enough snow to blanket our trails
so we can once again get out and enjoy them!
I thank the 2023 Board members for their hard work this past season and look forward to working with the new 2024 Board.
Looking forward to seeing you all out on the trails this winter season!
The Prince Albert Nordic Ski Club acknowledges the ski trails are on Treaty 6 Territory. We pay our respect to the First Nations ancestors of this land and reaffirm our relationship with one another as we continue on the path of reconciliation together
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