Sandilands Ski Club

Prime Manitoba Nordic Skiing

Ski pass

All trail users are required to purchase a trail pass prior to skiing. Trail user fees enable the club to maintain the trails, facilities, and grooming equipment and are critical to the ongoing health of the club.

$5

Individual day pass

Sign in at Marchand Store prior to skiing, or pay digitally below.

$15

Family day pass

Sign in at Marchand Store prior to skiing, or pay digitally below.

$85

Individual season pass

News

Our Ski Club Annual General meeting held in November at the Pat Porter Living Center was attended by 16 skiers.  Goals for the season were discussed. We announced the purchase of a 44inch Swisher brush mower which will be very beneficial during trail preparation.  It was passed that members of the Pat Porter Active Living Center receive a $10.00 discount on Ski Club Membership.   Our board of directors remains unchanged.

Our ski season ran from December 30,2019 – March 20, 2020.  There was excellent turnout of skiers at the ski trails in Sandilands and a record number of skiers were attracted to Quarry Oaks golf course during the ski season. 

The Jackrabbits Program had a shorter than anticipated season which ended without the year end party due to Covid 19. The 12 participants ages 6-13 received toques. The children enjoyed the program and racing days thanks to the volunteer coaching staff.  Children participating in the program had the opportunity to practice their skills learned in the program at Sandilands.

The Sandilands Jackrabbit Program is hoping to attract additional children, families and coaches to ensure the long term development of the program.  Initial time commitments for the coaches would be 1-2 hours of time every Saturday from early January until late March.  An introduction to Community Coaching certificate (or higher designation) would be required for those interested in coaching.  Family and children participating in the scheduled ski lesson time of approximately 1 hour each Saturday.  Additional information on coaching or participating in Jackrabbits can be requested through the Sandilands Ski Club email (sandilands.ski.club@gmail.com)

The sunny +1 C temperatures attracted 47 skiers, including a number of families, to Sandilands for the Sandilands Ski Day held in late February. After skiing, participants enjoyed delicious hearty food and fellowship as they enjoyed the warmth of the outdoors.

 Thanks again to our groomers who went extra the extra mile to provide excellent trails.  Sandilands, Quarry Oaks and Steinbach Fly In golf courses were groomed on a regular basis. The engine on the Alpine and newest Yamaha snow machines required repair during the ski season.  

Thirty- five volunteers from Sandilands and Charleswood Ski Club, participated in our Trail Prep day in late October. Many hands made light work. Work included our usual work plus rerouting of hill from the parking lot on the 210 to the new warming hut, adding a window to the biffy at the new warming hut site and replacing tattered “You are here” signs on the trails.  We had a chance to try out our new mower. Volunteers enjoyed community and were rewarded with a healthy snack.  Revisions were also completed to the black extension last fall thanks to volunteers.

Events

Plan to come out and assist with trail prep this fall.  You are guaranteed to have a good time.   We will meet 10:00 am at the new warming hut off the green parking lot across from the Wayside Park.   Email  sandilands.ski.club@gmail.com  to let us know that you will be assisting at trail prep or if you have questions about trial prep day.  We will be following Covid Protocol so lunch will not be provided. Please bring your own lunch! Cordless drills,  pruning shears,  shovels,  chain saws,  a splitting axe and lots of workers are appreciated.

Covid has cancelled the ski swap.

Our Annual General Meeting this year will be not be held due to Covid. If you want reports on any aspect of the club, please email the club with your request.

  There will still be a $10.00 discount per registration for those who pay their membership/trail fees before Nov. 21 (if submitting paper reg ) and Dec. 4th digitally through zone 4 registration.

Please pay before snow falls, as insurance only covers those skiing with an active membership or who pay trail fees and sign in each time they ski at the Marchand store.

Families interested in enjoying a great winter outdoor activity for the whole Family contact Michael at jmdoig@mymts.net

The Sandilands Jackrabbit Program is hoping to attract additional children, families and coaches to ensure the long term development of the program.  Initial time commitments for the coaches would be 1-2 hours of time every Saturday from early January until late March.  An introduction to Community Coaching certificate (or higher designation) would be required for those interested in coaching.  Family and children participating in the scheduled ski lesson time of approximately 1 hour each Saturday.  Additional information on coaching or participating in Jackrabbits can be requested through the Sandilands Ski Club email (sandilands.ski.club@gmail.com)

Sunday February 23th, 2020   Take this time to enjoy becoming acquainted with some of the skiers that you meet on the trail. This event is open to skiers of all ages, who are members or have paid trail fees for the day. If you are interested in attending the Sandilands Ski Day contact, Laurie at 204-326-4267 or by email at sandilands.ski.club@gmail.com (details of the Ski Day are dependent on Covid 19 recommendations at the time of the Ski Day.  Further details or changes will be posted on our web site closer to the event. Storm day will be February 28,2021.)

 

Learn to ski

Our Jackrabbits program is for anyone 5 and up. Come and learn to ski.

Trails

Sandilands Ski Club maintains three trail clusters.

Fly In Golf Course

The Fly In Golf Course trail is all about convenience. Located near the heart of the City of Steinbach, it's close enough for a quick ski when time is limited!

Quarry Oaks

Quarry Oaks offers the only skate ski groomed trail in Southeast Manitoba, along with over 12km of pristine classic tracks winding through the oaks and rolling terrain of the Quarry Oaks Golf Course.

Sandilands Forest

The trails in Sandilands Forest provide over 35km of single tracked trail that wind up and down ancient glacial moraines and through mature stands of Red Pine, Birch and Poplar trees.

REMEMBER TO PURCHASE YOUR TRAIL PASS PRIOR TO SKIING!

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