Greenbelt Cross Country Ski – Grooming and Track-setting

Are you generally happy with the trail grooming and track-setting done by the ONSC at Pine Grove, Mer Bleue and the Hornet’s Nest/Green’s Creek?

The National Capital Commission has entered into an agreement with the ONSC permitting the grooming and track-setting of classic XC ski trails and gives the ONSC $625 to help off-set the costs (this represents about 7% of the annual $9,000 cost of grooming and track-setting; the ONSC absorbs all other costs). The ONSC is always appreciative of this and, any support.

The City supports the agreement by clearing the parking lots used by XC skiers and others.

Both the NCC and the City need to hear about what you think of the service provided - at no cost to the user. 

NCC – Isabelle Hughes: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; 613-239-5678 ext. 5712

City of Ottawa: Councillor Jody Mitic: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; 613-580-2472

Councillor Bob Monette: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; 613-580-2471


Registration for our 2017 programs has passed but there may still be space left, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Please contact us with any inquiries at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 613-837-SNOW (7669).

Memberships will not be accepted from skiers who continue to use the 3 pin binding/boot system. This technology is more than 30 years old- time to purchase either SNS (Salomon Nordic System) or NNN (New Nordic Norm) boot and binding systems. If you continue to use the 3 pin binding/boot system , you can still use the groomed trails provided by the Club. 

The ONSC program will run from January 2017 to March (final date is weather/snow condition dependent) Saturdays at 9:30 am at the Eric Danis Clubhouse at the Hornet’s Nest (click here for a map).

Trail grooming information

Please understand that trail grooming is done by a single volunteer who is not paid for the many hours it takes to groom trails and set classic tracks.  It is not usually feasible to groom every time it snows.

Location Tracks Set
Hornet’s Nest  -
Mer Bleue  -
Pine Grove Forest  -

 

We endeavour to keep the trail grooming information up to date. You may also call the Snow Phone at 613-837-SNOW (7669) for a recorded message.