The Soo Finnish Nordic Ski Club promotes cross country skiing in the city of Sault Ste. Marie by operating and maintaining a 50 km ski trail system within the city limits. It also provides opportunities for all members of the community to learn to ski, and to continue to enjoy skiing as a life-long activity through its many programs; both competitive and recreational.
Soo Finnish Nordic Ski Club gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation, an agency of the Government of Ontario.
Soo Finnish Nordic Ski Club
FAX (705) 945-7577
See About Us for Club Executive and Jackrabbit contact information.
Ski Waxing Information
For information on cleaning skis, applying grip wax and applying glide wax, visit the Wax Page. Links to wax information and demonstration videos are available.
For trail pass rates and ski rental information visit the Hiawatha Highlands website. www.hiawathahighlands.com
Ski Club Resources
Join The Club - Membership
Ski Club membership has its
The Soo Finnish Ski Club will once again be participating in this year's Miracle Mile on Saturday July 20.
We encourage everyone to collect pledges and the money raised will be split equally between Rotary and our club. Even if you are unable to participate in the run, you are still eligible to collect pledges. For more information, follow the link below to download pledge forms and get more information.
How to look after your skis in the summer
Have you touched your skis since the last time that you skied? Are needles and small twigs mixed in with the klister or soft wax in your grip zone? Did you clean the dirt from your glide zones and apply a soft glide wax? More information...
to the Olympics: The Legacy of
Canada’s Firth Twins
On April 30th Canada lost Shirley Firth, one of its most impressive, formidable ski legends.
Cross-country skiers born and raised in the North West Territories, Shirley and her twin sister Sharon were as legendary as the Gold Rush itself. Their success on the national and international ski scene were unprecedented, the likes of which Canada would not see again for generations.
Between 1968 and 1984 these two aboriginal women from the Mackenzie Delta achieved unprecedented success in cross-country skiing. For 16 years, the Firth sisters smashed Canadian sport records and dominated the ski scene, both domestically and overseas. More...
Marg and Fiona took advantage of the lingering snow to go for a ski on May 2. The 2012/13 ski season will be rembered as one of the best winters for skiing in many years.
Fast and Female
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Soo Finnish skiers compete at Nationals
The Soo Finnish Nordic Ski Team sent is being represented at Nationals by a group of dedicated athletes.
Congratulations to Coach Helen and her team for competing with the best skiers from across Canada.
Strong showing at Ontario Midget Championships
The Ontario Midget Championships for Nordic skiing were held February 23/24 at the Sawmill Trails in Hepworth Ontario. Over 130 athletes, ranging in age from 10 to 13 competed. Athletes competed in both classic and free technique styles over distances of 3 to 4 km.
Soo Finnish Nordic Ski Club was represented by (5) athletes with the club bringing home (4) gold and (2) silver medals.
Shilo Rousseau – Midget Girls Free Technique Individual Start - Gold, Classic Technique Mass Start - Silver
Matteo Reich – Midget Boys Free Technique - Gold
Sebastien Gingras – Midget Boys Classic Technique Mass Start - Silver
Chandra Rousseau – Pee Wee Girls Free Technique Individual Start - Gold
Courtney Gingras – Pee Wee Girls Classic Technique Mass Start – Gold
Portable Nordic ski waxing bench for cross country skis.Local skier, Paul Larson, made a YouTube video to demonstrate his portable wax bench.
The bench is made from plywood scraps, a short 2x4, an old oar-lock and some bolts. It could be used on an existing bench or, in this case, mounted to a folding saw-horse. It fits Salomon Profil, Salomon BC and NNN ski bindings. It makes a sturdy bench for hot waxing, scraping, corking and polishing skis.
Link to video
Time Trial #3
Time Trial #3, 2013
Rachelle Barbeau (white hat)
|Special Olympics Winter Games|
February 2, 2013
It was sunny and cold for the Maple Syrup Stampede. The ski trail was in excellent condition although ski glide was a little slow because of the -15c temperature. The turnout was low this year but those who participated had a great time. The volunteers and organizers did another excellent job and the post race lunch was as good as ever.
SFNSC race team member Liam Ortiz and classmate Adam Gualtieri have created a documentary exploring the life of a cross country ski racer. The video was created for a communications technology course at Superior Heights High School.
Rachelle Barbeau off to the Special Olympics in South Korea
Rachelle Barbeau will be representing Canada at the 2013 Special Olympics Winter Games in South Korea at the end of the month. The games will be held in Pyeongchang from January 24 - February 6. Rachelle will be cross-country skiing for Team Canada, one of the 113 countries that will be in attendance. The races will be held at Alpensia Pyeongchang, which is the site of the 2014 Winter Olympics.
skiers compete at
Ontario Cup #2
January 20, 2013
Soo Finnish Nordic skiers competed at the Ontario Cup races hosted by the Walden Cross Country Fitness Club.
dropping benefits of
cross country skiing
Globe and Mail
The options for aerobic exercise during the Canadian winter can seem grim: slipping and sliding along icy streets, pedalling nowhere under the fluorescent lights of the gym, and so on. But there’s a better option, one that, recent research suggests, actually offers unique advantages compared to the alternatives. When it snows, why not make for the cross-country ski trails? More...
Soo Finnish Nordic ski racers competed in Thunder Bay on the trails at the Lappe Nordic Ski Centre from January 3-6. Race results are posted on the results page.
For more information and photos visit the event website
A link to more photos of Soo Finnish racers can be found on the photos page,
The recent heavy snowfall has enabled groomers to make good progress grooming the Pinder, Red Pine and Crystal trails. Conditions are great for classic or skate skiing. Check the Hiawatha Highlands website for updates on trail conditions.
Former Jackrabbit skiers Erin Mallinger and Tessa Kasch paced the Sault College Cougars to national success on Saturday. More...
The following is just a sampling of the benefits of being a member of the Soo Finnish Nordic Ski Club.