The Canmore Nordic Ski Club (CNSC) has been in existence for more than 25 years and formally organized under the provisions of the Alberta Societies Act for more than 15 years. The Club has an active membership of roughly 600 members year in and year out.
The typical breakdown is 350 children involved in Jackrabbits through Junior racing programs, 20 adults involved in adult training, 150 adults taking skill improvement courses and roughly 150 members at large taking part in the more social activities, family Races and other fun events.
CNSC employs one program director and four coaches who help to deliver most of the racing programs but are also actively involved in the other program delivery. As well the Club has more than 30 volunteer instructors and coaches who are active in the delivery of programs. All CNSC instructors have at least their CANSI Level 1 coaching certificate.
The Club raises funds primarily through membership dues and program fees and through hosting the Rocky Mountain Ski Challenge and the Canada Day Fun Run. We traditionally have not relied heavily on grants or aggressive fund raising.
The Club is one of the largest members of Cross Country Alberta.
Canmore Nordic is a community cross-country and biathlon ski club that nurtures sport for life with a focus on excellence in grass roots to competitive programing for children, youth, adults and families.
Canmore Nordic is an inclusive full-service club with sought after programs and high quality coaching, which supports our members on a proven path to reach personal bests. Canmore Nordic honors its legacy and aspires to be the club of choice.
- Sport for life – Love of skiing and long-term athlete development (links)
- Welcoming, accessible, affordable and inclusive
- Supportive, safe team environment
- Fair play
- Multi-sport training approach
- Financial sustainability
- Connection to outdoors and fostering environmental stewardship