Welcome to the 2020/2021 ski season. We are optimistic that this will be a great ski season, in spite of the challenges introduced by the Covid situation. As usual, the trail clearing and trail improvement groups have done a great job getting things ready for the new season.
For 2021, the 49th Silver Spoon Ski Fest will be a multi-day loppet rather than a race. Between Saturday Feb 6 and Sunday Feb 14 (nine days), skiers can rack up their kilometres toward bragging rights and a donation to local charities. The “course” will consist of the Silver Spoon trails, Forestry trails, Bass Lake trails, and Plant trails (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.
A collection of equipment (poles, boots, skis, waxes) is still available for rental, but the Covid situation will limit how this program works this season – contact Phil Davis at 613-584-3033 or firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
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 for general members is open. The junior instruction program is still under discussion. Check back later for more details. 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!