SHAGANAPPI NORDIC OPERATIONS CLUB (SNO)
Come ski Shaganappi!
Established in the fall of 2019, Shaganappi Nordic Operations Club (SNO) is a non profit society responsible for managing the winter Nordic operations for public skiing at the Shaganappi Point golf course in Calgary Alberta, Canada
Shaganappi Nordic Operations Club is a group of volunteer Nordic skiing enthusiasts whom want the legacy of skiing at the Shaganappi Point golf course to continue. This legacy began many years ago and we are thankful to those whom have worked hard to date to provide skiing at Shaganappi for so many years.
Making Nordic skiing for the public possible at the Shaganappi Point golf course in Calgary.
Daily tracksetting and grooming when conditions allow; rope fence maintenance; pine cone clearing and snow farming as-needed.
Equipment provided by the Calgary Ski Club
Funding provided by:
VOLUNTEER WITH US!
WHEN WILL SHAGANAPPI OPEN FOR THE WINTER?
Every fall is different. This fall, we are plagued by snow events that are immediately followed by Chinooks which include + overnight temperatures. We need consistent cold weather and a good snow base to prevent damage to fragile golf course turf....patience!
WHO MAINTAINS THE SKI TRAILS?
Volunteers! SNO is always looking for volunteers to help on the snow with various tasks including rope fence repairs, snow farming, and of course grooming and track setting. Email us for details. Prior to SNO, it was Calgary Ski Club volunteers maintaining the trails for over 30 years!
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GROOM ALL THE TRAILS?
Shaganappi currently has approximately 7km of trails. It takes a guesstimate of 5-7 hours for one snowmobile to track set for classic and also groom all the trails to the width skate skiers love.
HOW CAN I HELP WHILE I'M SKIING?
Please stay on the trails, and avoid going anywhere that is fenced to protect the fragile non native grasses of the golf course. It takes a minimum of one hour for freshly groomed snow to set up to provide that smooth firm corduroy that most skiers love. Please stay off freshly groomed trails, as you will puch ski tracks into the snow that will then freeze into place which is a hazard to skate-skiers