Windsor Park Nordic Centre

Windsor Park Nordic Centre Opening Day – Saturday December 3rd, 2022

Windsor Park Nordic Centre trails and clubhouse will be official open this weekend, Saturday December 3rd (9:00 AM – 6:00 PM).

Please purchase your season or day pass online or in the clubhouse.

The café will be open and rental equipment is first-come-first-serve.

Online lesson registration will open soon. In the meantime, you can book a private or semi-private or family lesson with the clubhouse staff.

More information here:

Become a Certified CANSI Instructor

Have you ever thought about becoming a nationally certified cross country ski instructor?

If you are passionate about skiing, want to continue to improve your technique, and want to help new, beginner or intermediate skiers to ski with confidence, becoming a certified instructor could be the right fit for you!

Perks of becoming a certified Level 1 Ski Instructor with Canadian Association of Nordic Ski Instructors (CANSI) include: 

  • Improving your technique and teaching ability through the course
  • Insurance coverage included with your annual membership
  • Access to fantastic professional development workshops locally with coaching by experienced instructors
  • Opportunities to join national CANSI courses
  • A reward each lesson when you see skiers improve while enjoying being outdoors on the snow.

There is a huge demand for ski instructors each winter at Windsor Park Nordic Centre. Only CANSI certified instructors are able to teach at the facility, and are paid an hourly fee for group and semi-private lessons taught throughout the winter, another perk!

This winter, there will be a CANSI Level I certification course at Windsor Park Nordic Centre on January 7 and 21, 2023 (plus some on-line sessions).  This course occurs only every few years, so take advantage of this opportunity! 

If you are uncertain about your skiing ability or want more information about CANSI, come out to our CANSI Meet Up and Info Session at Windsor Park Nordic Centre on Saturday, December 17 at 1:00 pm.  

Contact Ken Schykulski at to register or for any CANSI-related questions!  

Swap Shop Cancelled (for the 3rd year in a row)

CCSAM has again decided to cancel the annual Swap Shop. It had been held in mid November for over 30 years.

In recent years, the vast majority of equipment for sale at the Swap Shop has come from local ski shops who are clearing out previous years’ stock. Again this year, there is little to clear out, so the Swap Shop would have had a shortage of items for purchase.

There are a number of online buy & sell platforms that individuals can use to buy or sell cross country ski items — Facebook Marketplace and Kijiji are the two most obvious. In particular, there is a Manitoba Cross Country ski gear Buy, Sell and trade Facebook group that has almost 2600 members.

Hopefully you’ll find what you need.



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