- This event has passed.
2021 Event is *VIRTUAL* due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic
No formal registration. Gather up the family, pick your time of day and departure location and ski hut to hut enjoying cookies that you brought with you. Along the way you will meet other club members and skiers doing the same and we hope you will take the opportunity to say hi, share a moment, and catch up (socially distanced, appropriately bubbled and all other pandemic rules being followed).
Our annual event usually starts at P9 and has Fortune Lake, Keogan, Shilly Shally, Huron, Western turn-off and ‘Red Tent’ (corner of #1 and #40) as stops – recreate these or maybe even shoot for McKinstry or Mica corner to add some flare to your day!
Who should participate?
** Details from a non-pandemic year but NOT FOR 2021! **
New checkpoint at Fortune Lake to motivate our youngest skiers!
$10 per participant; parents please register, too, for this important club fundraiser. We now offer a family rate of $35 for families of 4 or more
Saturday – MARCH 21, 2020 Check-in starts at 8:45am. Skiing starts at 9 am and the event ends at 1 pm.
All skiers and participating parents must be registered and have signed a waiver during registration. Chelsea Nordiq’s youth greatly appreciate your support from this fundraiser!
Skiers 13 years or older must have a Gatineau Park seasonal ski pass or purchase a day pass on-site (check Gatineau Park website for pricing).
Start and finish at parking lot P9 on Meech Lake Rd, Gatineau Park. For location and driving directions, see the map.
Rain or shine; being out there on skis with your community and enjoying those cookies will be fun no matter what weather it is!
We’ll update this page by 7 am on the day of the event if the weather is really bad and requires the Cookie Beiner to be cancelled…
Unfortunately we cannot offer refunds in case of cancellation.
What to Bring?
Bring water (plenty of it!), a watch, skate or classic skis, your club uniform, fun costumes (or hats, wigs etc.), sunglasses and appropriate clothing.
Parking is always tight. The more carpooling the better… - The wise skier
Skiers will ski in groups with their friends or families. Maps and passports will be provided. Skiers decide how far they want to ski – it’s not a race. Volunteers will be on the trail at the road crossing, key intersections and at the huts. Parents need to accompany younger skiers or make arrangements for those needing supervision.
Checkpoints include Fortune Lake, Keogan, Shilly Shally, Huron, and Western huts, the Red Tent (at the intersection of trail #1 and #24), and the intersection of Wolf Trail and #1.
Skiers will not be allowed to continue past the intersection of trail #1 & #2 (entrance to Western) or past the Chelsea Nordiq Red Tent after 10:45 am. This will ensure everyone gets back to P9 by 12:45 PM!