Nordic Ski club update

Herald Contributor
Thanks to the Community Foundation of Lethbridge & SW Alberta for a grant of $10,000 to help the Crowsnest Nordic Ski Club purchase a new ski trail grooming vehicle for the trails at Allison Chinook Recreation Area.  The support the CNSC receives from the Community Foundation is a game changer in the clubs efforts to provide quality Nordic ski trails at Allison Chinook in SW Alberta.
With the $10,000 grant from the Community Foundation, the CNSC is able to purchase a Suzuki mini truck equipped with tracks that will be used to groom Nordic ski trails at Allison Chinook PRA.  
These mini trucks are used successfully by West Bragg Creek trail Association and by the Revelstoke Nordic Ski Club.  Our truck will be equipped with tracks for winter grooming, as well as summer OHV tires for use when maintaining our summer trails.  It will have a front winch and snow blade that can be used to level trails in winter and to remove snow drifts that are common on our exposed trails.  
The community Foundation of Lethbridge and SW Alberta has been a strong supporter of the Crowsnest Nordic Ski Club since 2018 and has contributed $28,000 to help us purchase modern efficient ski trail grooming equipment.  I think it’s safe to say their support has helped the CNSC become the premier Nordic Ski location in SW Alberta
About the club:
The Crowsnest Nordic Ski Club is located at Allison Chinook PRA in the Crowsnest Pass Alberta.  The CNSC promotes active, healthy lifestyles for all ages by providing quality Nordic ski trails in SW Alberta. Ski trail usage is free but we encourage people to purchase yearly memberships or donate at the trail heads to support the ski trail grooming and maintenance.  
The CNSC provides free yearly ski & boot loans for children who are club members and are enrolled in our Youth ski programs.  For the 2021-22 season, a family membership costs $60 per year.  We had nine volunteer coaches this past season and a record 43 children in our Bunny Rabbit, Jackrabbit and Learn to Train children’s ski programs.  They provide a fun way for children to learn fundamental skills for lifelong participation.  
There are over 50 km of trails where families can enjoy outdoor recreation.  In 2022 we have 286 paid club members and there have been over 10,000 users on the Allison Nordic trails this winter.  
CCC Youth Development Programs- Bunny Rabbits, Jack Rabbits & Track Attack: