Fast Air has partnered with the Assiniboine Golf Club to open the Assiniboine Nordic Centre — a cross country ski trail in St James. As neighbors, Fast Air felt it would be a great way to provide the community with another good recreational opportunity. The Assiniboine Nordic Centre will be open to the public, with costs covered by Fast Air. If all goes well this year (2020-2021), they hope to have it open all season in 2021-2022.
Location: 2045 Ness Ave
Open during daylight hours.
Groomed as needed for classic skiing.
Parking available on site.
No rest rooms on site.
A post on the A Cross Country Ski Club Facebook group says the trails were groomed on Friday.
From Dan Rutherford (Manager, Marketing & Business Development, Fast Air) on Wednesday:
Sorry for the difficult start with the skiing at Assiniboine Golf Course. We have contracted Jeff H to maintain the trails. Due to wind and extreme temperatures, it has been challenging. But I hope they will be groomed anytime now.
Agreed, try to ski there today and it was awful. Definitely needs some TLC
Needs to be groomed again. Skied this trail yesterday but everything was blown in, couldn’t see the old tracks at all.
Just skied the freshly groomed classic tracks at Assiniboine golf course/fast air Nordic centre. There is one loop of double wide classic tracks here, just over 3km long and very flat.
Any idea when/if this will be groomed this winter?