February 18/19 –  Nova Scotia Provincial Cross Country Ski Championships

North Highlands Nordic welcomes you to the NOVA SCOTIA PROVINCIAL CROSS COUNTRY SKI CHAMPIONSHIPS February 18th & 19th, 2023 in Cape North Nova Scotia!


Race Package for Nova Scotia Provincial Cross Country Ski Championships: Saturday, February 18th and Sunday, February 19th, 2023  /  902-383-2479

Dear Coaches and Competitors:

On behalf of North Highlands Nordic and Cross Country Nova Scotia, we would like to invite you to participate in the Nova Scotia Provincial Cross Country Ski Championships, on our trails in Cape North. Please find enclosed the race information package for this event.  All levels of skiers are encouraged to participate.

This will be a two day event, with the classic race on the Saturday and the free technique (skate)  race on the Sunday.  The medals for Saturday will be given out following the race.

You are required to register by Midnight, Thursday, February 16th.  For more information please read the following race notice. We hope you can join us.


Linda Murray

Chief of Race



Host Club:                   North Highlands Nordic Cross Country Ski Club

Sanctioned by:           Cross Country Ski Nova Scotia

Location:                     Cape North, Cape Breton

Eligibility                    Any skier, all ages


Race Distances

Category Year of Birth Saturday: Classic Sunday: Free Technique
U10 2013-2014 1 km 1 km
U12 2011-2012 2.5 km 2.5 km
U14 2009-2010 5 km 5 km
U16 2007-2008 10 km 10 km
U18 2005-2006 10 km 10 km
Open 1994-2004 10 km 10 km
Master 1964-1993 10 km 10 km
Grand Masters 1963 & Earlier 5 km 5 km
  • Race distances apply to both male & female skiers.
  • Race distances may be in the event of poor snow
  • Race course TBA

Event Schedule


11:30 – 12:30 pm                    Bib Pickup

12:30 pm                                 Pre-Race Meeting (new racers & young racers)

1:00 pm                                   Individual Starts Classic Race

4 pm                                         Pasta meal in Nordic Centre followed by awards


9:00 – 9:30am                         Bib Pickup

9:30 am                                   Pre-Race Meeting (new racers & young racers)

10:00 am                                 Mass start Skate Race

11:30 pm                                 Chili meal in Nordic Centre followed by awards


Race Fees

Fees per Race U16 &Older U14 &Younger
CCNS Club Members* $35 $20
Independent Participants** $40 $25
  • *NHN members get a discount. Please contact NHN after registering on Zone4 but before paying.
  • **Non-members of a CCNS club or NC club pay an extra $5.00. Independent racers must also complete a waiver before racing.
  • Trail fees for the day are included in race fees.


Adults (12 & Older) Youth (U10 & Younger)
Saturday Pasta Meal $20 $15
Sunday Chili Meal $15 $10

 Registration & Payment

  • Register at:
  • Pay by cash, cheque, debit or e-transfer to

Registration Closes: 11:59:59pm, Thursday, February 16th, 2023


Go to  for Traveller Info/Accommodation links.

Cancellation Policy

The North Highlands Nordic race committee reserves the right to cancel or postpone the 2023 Nova Scotia Provincial Championships due to unfavourable race conditions.  Notice will be given to Cross Country Ski Nova Scotia by noon Wednesday, February 15th, 2023.  This information will be posted on the CCSNS website: and the North Highlands website:


Walk and Tea January 31, 2023


STARTED January 24Every Tuesday morning at 10 am you are welcome to join friends, neighbours and visitors at the NHN Nordic Center for a social outing on skis or snowshoes! After you’ve had enough outdoor fun meet back at the Nordic center for Tea (or coffee) and enjoy company and conversation. Many Tea & Skiers pack a lunch; we highly recommend it too! This is a fun way to get a little exercise, get out of the house and enjoy Winter. (WITH LOWER SNOW ACCUMUATION THIS SESAON WE WILL HIKE IF WE CANNOT SNOWSHOE OR SKI)


Non season pass holder fee: Trail pass $10.00 / Equipment rental $10.00

Season pass holders fee: No Charge

February 5 – MOONLIGHT SNOWSHOE (THIS ACTIVITY IS WEATHER DEPENDANT) please check for updates for current information:

Weather permitting, we will meet at the NHN Nordic Center prior to 7:00pm for a snowshoe under the moonlight.  1/2 price for non season pass holders,  Trail Pass $10 & Rentals $10.  No fee for season pass holders.


March 11th – 18th – MARCH BREAK EVENTS (more events to be announced)



March 11 – SKI LOPPET