Friday, 20 April 2018

Trail Crew Supervisor required

Kaslo Outdoor Recreation and Trails Society (KORTS) is seeking applications for a Trail Crew Supervisor. The position runs from early May to mid September at $30/hr and 35 hours/week.

  • hire a trail crew for summer work
  • conduct field reconnaissance of project
  • write and develop trail upgrade and rehabilitation designs in consultation with the Trail Coordinator and KORTS
  • plan and implement trail crew training activities
  • coordinate materials, supplies and equipment as needed
  • plan, schedule and supervise trail work and crew
  • close project, complete paperwork and write final report.

  • background and familiarity with accepted trail design and building practices
  • experience in trail design and construction 
  • demonstrated supervisory, interpersonal and leadership skills
  • project management experience.

For inquiries email To apply submit resume and
cover letter to attn. Stu Heard. Applications
will be accepted until midnight of Friday, May 4, 2018.

Monday, 16 April 2018

Combined KORTS AGM Friday April 20 2018

Don't forget our amalgamated KORTS AGM this Friday.
We have hired a trail coordinator , and have received significant funds for trail work.
 Come out a give us your opinion on which project is most important to you.

Sunday, 25 March 2018

After the recent snow, our Nordic ski trails have been freshly packed, groomed and track set today. They are in excellent condition with a smooth and stable x-country ski track. Enjoy some spring skiing for a maybe few more in the afternoon once its warmed....fastest in the morning cold and likely quite icy.

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

I groomed the Nordic area yesterday afternoon, there is still a good snow base.
The conditions are really nice later in the afternoon when the higher temperatures soften the tracks.
With the cold morning  they will be very fast and slippery.
Have Fun , but be safe

Friday, 9 March 2018

Stu groomed the Nordic area yesterday to take the snowmobile tracks out and groom in 3 Inches of new snow. We will groom again after the rain/snow stops.
Next week is forecast to be quite warm , so there will be some nice spring skiing coming.

Sunday, 4 March 2018

Hi All
I am just back from skiing this morning , and after talking to a few skiers out there, I wanted to clarify my Nordic report of yesterday.
 While the tracks are in good to very good conditions. The speed and slipperiness will vary dramatically during the day.
 In Spring  Skiing expect the track to be very slippery and very fast in the mornings , or when the temperature is below freezing.
 One skier reported going from the prayer flag to the equipment shed in 10 min or an average of 24 KPH and was scary.

At 11:am the tracks are still very fast as it isn’t as warm today.

As the temperature passes through zero expect sticking and slower speeds. Above about 2C the stickiness will disappear and the conditions will be very nice. I’m sure you all know this , but wanted to make sure that you know that the track speed will vary a lot during the day.
Have fun , but be safe


Saturday, 3 March 2018

I groomed the 4" of new snow in this afternoon.
 Conditions are very good  and temperatures are mild.Tracks are fairly slow with this warm weather.
You almost have to pole going down to the parking lot.
We have a substantial base so there will be a lot of good  to  very good spring skiing in the next couple weeks, unless it really gets warm.
 Hope you have time to get out and enjoy the spring.