Nordic ski trails open Jackrabbit to start

Despite a lack of snow Haliburton Highlands Nordic Trails Association hasopened all three of their Nordic ski trail networks. With trails at GlebePark Moosewoods and Twin Lakes there are now 34 kilometres ofgroomed ski trails open to members and visitors.

Many hours of volunteer work went intothe opening of the trail systems just in time to offer touristsanother option for outdoor winter activities in the HaliburtonHighlands.

“It took a lot of volunteer effort but we wanted to gettrails open as soon as possible for our members and for those folksthat were in the Highlands for the holiday break” say ThomLambert vice president of HHNTA.

“We managed to get a small loopat Glebe Park open on Dec. 29 despite the very low snow pack”.

ByJan. 2 all three networks were open with very goodskiing on many of the trails.

“We are incredibly proud of theefforts of our groomers and other volunteers who put in anincredible amount of time – often in very cold conditions – toprovide this important resource to residents and visitors. We sawlots of smiling faces over the weekend.”

It is especially important that thetrails at Glebe Park are open in time for the beginning of thepopular Jackrabbit program which begins this Saturday Jan. 9.

The program now in its 30th year is an opportunity for youthages four to 12 to learn the fundamentals of Nordic skiing get outsideand learn to love winter.

Last year 69 children benefitted from theprogram which is entirely volunteer run. Adults that would like tosign youth up for the program can do so through the HHNTA