Winnipeg, MB (March 17, 2022) – The Cross Country Ski Association of Manitoba is thrilled to announce the Windsor Park Nordic Centre clubhouse and trails will remain open during spring break in Winnipeg for the first time in over a decade. The final day of the 2021-2022 ski season will be Sunday April 3, 2022.

“This will be our longest ski season in 20 years! So much snow has fallen this winter, our base is huge, and we expect our trails to hold up very well to the warm temperatures over the next couple of weeks. The skiing conditions should be excellent. We are encouraging everyone to take advantage of all this snow we have, especially now that mild, spring weather is upon us.” said Laurie Penton, General Manager at Windsor Park Nordic Centre.

Windsor Park Nordic Centre, located at 10 rue Des Meurons in St. Vital, maintains over 10 km of daily groomed ski trails for classic and skate skiing techniques. The entire trail system is lit until 10:00 PM, 7 days per week. The staffed clubhouse is also open 7 days per week where you can purchase a trail pass, rent ski equipment, and treat yourself to a cup of hot chocolate or a freshly ground espresso beverage.

If the price of fuel has you thinking of a “staycation” this year, keep in mind a day or evening of skiing costs less than a movie date and is the perfect outdoor recreation for the entire family.   

About Cross Country Ski Association of Manitoba

The Cross Country Ski Association of Manitoba (CCSAM) is a not for profit amateur sport organization dedicated to promoting and developing the sport of cross country skiing in Manitoba. We are a volunteer based organization of over 2000 members in 24 clubs throughout the province. Since 2000, CCSAM has partnered with the City of Winnipeg to manage trail grooming and ski operations (including lessons and rental equipment) at the Windsor Park Golf Course during the winter months.


For more information, please contact:

Karin McSherry                                  Laurie Penton
Executive Director, CCSAM             General Manager, Windsor Park Nordic Centre
204-925-5639                                  204-253-9236                                                  

Act Now to Protect Green Space in City of Winnipeg

On Thursday May 13, 2021, the City of Winnipeg Executive Policy Committee will vote on two 25-year planning documents that enable ad hoc development on natural green space, parks and city owned golf land.

  1. OurWinnipeg 2045
  2. Complete Communities 2.0

We are concerned with the content of these initiatives and believe they open the door to the erosion of publicly accessible green space in Winnipeg.

If this concerns you as well, we strongly encourage you to take the following actions now:

  1. Sign the Petition
  2. Write a Letterbefore May 13th – to the Mayor & Councillors asking them to save Winnipeg’s green space from development. A template is provided.
  3. Register to Speak at the Public Hearing – deadline 2:30 PM May 12th

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Private Ski Lessons – Windsor Park Nordic Centre

Windsor Park Nordic Centre is now offering ski lessons!

Lessons are private or with a maximum of 3 household members who are 13 years or older. Email to ask about family lessons with younger children.

Cost is $50 + GST and processing fee. Trail fee is waived for lesson day.

Rental equipment is not available. Clubhouse is still closed.

Classic technique lessons are weekly at 10:00 AM, 1:30 PM or 7:00 PM & weekends 10:00 AM and 1:30 PM. Skate technique lessons are Tue 10:00 AM, Wed 7:00 PM and Thu 1:30 PM.

Space is limited. Book your lesson today!

Fundraising Campaign: Windsor Park Nordic Centre Grooming Equipment

Windsor Park Nordic Centre has started a fundraising campaign to replace trail grooming equipment for next season.

Donations are eligible for a tax deduction and every donation supports Windsor Park Nordic Centre as well as our partner in skiing, Nordiq Canada. It’s a win, win, win!

The goal is $120,000 and the campaign ends March 31, 2021.