SNOW REPORT

15-Feb-2019

Grooming today. 5 inches of beautiful new snow!

Will be wonderful conditions for Family Day weekend, including our open house on Saturday, 11 AM to 3 PM.

ONLINE FUNDRAISER ON NOW!

Thank you to the donors who contribute to the amazing trails and new programs at Skmana!

Click here for a running tally of Skmana’s fundraising through this online campaign.

Last year, Skmana Ski and Snowshoe Club raised over $1,200 through this fundraiser. This year, funds raised will go toward building our Sport Development Program (Bunnyrabbits this year and Jackrabbits next year), saving up for a new snowmobile (that our trails continue to be maintained in an exceptional manner), and obtain new signage for our trails.

Three anonymous donors have contributed matching funds, so that the following will be awarded to clubs:

  •   $100 to every club that raises $200 on their own
  •   a further $200 to every club that raises $600 on their own
  •   a further $500 to every club that raises $1600 on their own

To donate, visit Zone 4 and follow the steps.

Welcome to Skmana Cross-Country Ski and Snowshoe Club

Our ski club offers 14 kms of track set classic ski trials and a generous offering of designated snow shoe trails. All are well marked and cover a very wide range of natural forest, lakes and streams. If you watch closely you may even encounter snowshoe hares, woodpeckers and grouse. With real luck you may come across our resident moose.  Families, social groups and individual skiers and snowshoe’s will all find the trails very user friendly. You won’t be disappointed!

The trails are located at Skmana Lakes Forestry Recreation Site and are managed by the club. A warming hut is provided as a social gathering place.

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Upcoming Events

January 8th to February 12th @ 1:30 – 2:15 pm Cost and use of equipment, as well as the Bunny-rabbits classes, will be free to club members (a minimum of one adult and one child). The objective is to introduce cross country skiing and the healthy lifestyle associated with it through organized activity and active play. In addition, the program is designed to:

  • Help children develop a positive self-image
  • Be fun
  • Provide children an opportunity to make ski-friends
  • Develop fundamental movement skills
  • Help children develop an awareness and appreciation of our natural environment
Date: TBA Location: TBA

Want to Join The Club?

We need people for a wide variety of jobs, if you have a special skill and would like to volunteer your expertise, reach out to us on our contact page. We would love to have you on board!

Fundraising Coordinator – Includes everything from Corporate donation requests to bottle drives and silent auctions. This activity can be done anytime during the year. New ideas are welcome.

Trail Grooming – Includes operating snowmobiles and pulling grooming equipment as well moving snow manually and tree cutting and clipping. Generally trails need grooming 2 – 3 times per week, depending on snow conditions and new snow falls.

Activity Planner – Determines and organizes on hill activities, including advertising the events and attending as host.

Parade Decoration Crew – An annual one time event usually in November during Chase Christmas Activities.

Membership Drives & Processing – Responsible for advertising for new members as well as collecting enrollment forms and collecting fees.

DIRECTIONS

From downtown Chase, follow Pine street and cross the bridge. Travel west on Kamloops-Shuswap Road for approximately 4 km and turn right on Loakin-Bear Creek Road. Follow switchbacks up the hill. Continue for approximately 10 km on Loakin-Bear Creek road,  watching for the Skmana parking lot on the left.