The Ptarmigan Nordic Ski Club (PNSC) is the official cross country ski club in Fort McMurray. Our mission is to promote healthy, outdoor recreation in the city of Fort McMurray through cross country skiing.

We operate out of the Doug Barnes Cabin in Thickwood and ski in the Birchwood Trails, which is a 35 km trail system in the heart of Fort McMurray.

We look forward to seeing you on the trails!


PNSC Ski Season 2014/2015 Update

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Adult lessons kick off December 6th at 2 pm! Please show up early to collect gear; equipment room opens at 1:30 pm. Computers will be available at the cabin for membership signup or from the comfort of your own home by selecting the link below!

Club Registration 2014/2015

Registration for the upcoming season is now available! Visit: https://zone4.ca/reg.asp?id=7617&lan=1&cartlevel=1

New Trail Map

The trail map has been updated and a big thank you goes out to Suncor Energy for printing off new brochures for us. These copies can be picked up at the cabin. The map is also available to download from this site.

Download PNSC_Birchwood_Trail_System_Map.pdf


As always the club is always looking for new volunteers to help out with all of the activities that we have going on.  If you are interested in helping out in any way, please contact any member of the executive team or email  .  Our club is run soley by volunteers so any contribution is greatly appreciated, big or small.

Like us on Facebook

The ski club now has a page on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ptarmigannordic . Like us for the latest up to the minute updates on club activities and trail conditions. For those not so tech savy, we will continue sending out the weekly e-mail or check the website here.

Follow Us on Twitter!

PNSC is now on Twitter! Follow us @ptarmigannordic for updates on trail conditions, events and more!