Notice Board

Welcome to the 2021/2022 ski season.  Preparations and planning for the upcoming season are underway, and membership is open. All of our programs are expected to run this year, but there will be some restrictions on the use of indoor facilities due to the Covid situation.

The Balmer Bay chalet will be available for use for programs (Jackrabbits, Junior racing, adult lessons, etc.), following the screening and vaccination protocols set by the Renfrew County Health Unit. Unfortunately the chalet will not be available as a warming station during the day unless Covid restrictions are changed.

As usual, the trail clearing and trail improvement groups have done a great job getting things ready for the new season.

Silver Spoon Ski (and Snowshoe) Fest – January 29 to February 6 (nine days)

For 2022, the 50th Silver Spoon Ski (and Snowshoe) Fest will be a multi-day loppet rather than a race. From Saturday January 29 to Sunday February 6 (nine days), skiers can rack up their kilometres toward bragging rights and a donation to local charities. The “course” will consist of the following trails: Silver Spoon/Four Seasons, Forestry, Bass Lakes, Driftwood [new] and Plant (for CNL employees). Participant skiers must be members of the DRXC. Snowshoers can participate as well. No timing, no cost, no pressure – so easy! More information about registration is posted on the Silver Spoon website and Silver Spoon facebook page.

Equipment Rental
A collection of equipment (poles, boots, skis, waxes) is available for seasonal rental (see the Programs page for details).

Grooming Information
The grooming and trail maintenance volunteers work hard at keeping the ski tracks in good shape and cleared of fallen trees and branches.  Check the groomers’ blog for the latest on trail conditions.

Registration
Registration for general members is expected to open on November 22. New this year is that the Jackrabbit registration is included in the club membership form. Visit the Registration page for more information.

Club Facebook Page
The Deep River ski community has a Facebook page that can be used to post pictures, spread the news about trail conditions, meet up with others for a group ski, and so on.

For more information on any of the above activities, please visit the Programs page.

Four Seasons Conservancy

Use of the Silver Spoon trails and the DRXC Chalet on Balmer Bay Road are through cooperation with the Four Seasons Conservancy and other private landowners.  For year-round trail access rights you must sign-up as a lifetime Conservancy member (see sidebar).  The DRXC encourages all skiers to do this and to enjoy the other trails, other activities and other seasons in this pristine natural setting.  Please tread lightly!

Deep River Cross Country Ski Club