Safety tips are important! The Iroquois Falls Cross Country Ski trails are built and maintained by volunteers and are not patrolled. For safety reasons, you must take snow conditions, weather and ability into account at all times.
Iroquois Falls Cross Country Ski Club is not responsible for any accidents or injuries.
Skijoring can be done on our doggie trail (trail #4) but please understand the risk – not only to yourself but to other skiers that you meet along the way… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePyBMPOAaiE
All trails are one way. Please don’t go against the traffic. Also, several of the hills could be dangerous if descended in the reverse direction. If you must go backwards for an emergency or a shortcut, be very careful and yield the way to oncoming skiers.
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To warm up along the way, we have a warm-up hut near Walker Lakes in addition to the ski chalet which is always toasty warm on weekends thanks to Allan and the volunteers.
Basic skiing equipment, warm mittens, water, a snack, a cell phone, band aids, lip gloss, sunscreen, sunglasses, a whistle…
For a wider variety of things you could bring, see http://xcskiing.ca/equipment.html It includes essentials for safety, survival and basic comfort.
Click on the Infographs below from Homeaway.com
#3- How to Guide Cross Country Skiing : Click here
#4- Waxing Cross Country Skis for Beginners: Click Here
#5- Winter UV Protection Safety Tips
Even if it’s winter, you still need to protect the exposed parts of your body with sunscreen. The glare of the sun off the snow in addition to the sun shining down upon you as you ski can cause you to burn. Although the UV rays are not as strong during the winter, you still need protection from the elements.