Registration for the 2020 season will take place on Sat Nov 9, 2019 10am-noon at the Eric Danis Clubhouse at the Hornet’s Nest

Note that it is now mandatory as per Rowan's Law that parents of participants under 18 review Ontario’s Concussion Awareness Resources and sign a confirmation of such review. The relevant material will be on hand at the 2020 registration but you can review the resources ahead of time here.

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).

The ONSC program will run from January 2020 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

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.


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:; 613-239-5678 ext. 5712

City of Ottawa Councillor Laura Dudas:; 613-580-2472

City of Ottawa Councillor Matthew Luloff:; 613-580-2471