Due to Health Safety precautions — The management decided to CLOSE The Boathouse (store & rentals) temporarily — at least until April 1/2021 for now.

Volunteer Member: Paulina O’Brien

Bio: I came from the far south of South-America, Chile, almost seven years ago as a sabbatical year, only a stop in my busy city life. I was not expecting to fall in love so much of this place to finally settle in Field. I fall in love with the amazing people, with the breathtaking mountain -as awe as my Chilean Andes- and with the Mountain Life. I discover the joy of cross country ski only a few winters ago, and I’m still learning. You can find me often in Yoho Valley Road with my furry best friend.


Volunteer Member: Lorraine Zirke

Bio: I moved to the Rockies in the fall of 1983 from Vancouver Island. My first winter in Banff introduced me to backcountry skiing and cross country skiing. Living on the Island I only knew winters that consisted of lots of rain and grey days. So I was very thankful to be experiencing blue skies and snow that was so accessible. I had learnt to downhill ski at Forbidden Plateau but that was a two hour drive from Nanaimo. So skiing was only a handful of days. So by living in Banff skiing several times per week was a treat. I remember the first time I froze the tip of my nose was skiing on the Moraine Lake road. I’ll never forget that experience! Moving to Yoho in 1988 was one of the best decisions I ever made. The scenery is always amazing and I never get tired of being outdoors. I love my backyard and really appreciate all the efforts of our ski club. In Field we are a community that gets things done through the help of our local residents.

Nordic Yoho Challenge 2020

Come and join us for a social ski on some of the best Classic Nordic trails Yoho has to offer – February 15th, 2020 – meeting point is the Visitor Center in Field. Briefing time is 10:00am.

Option #1 (22kms): Classic ski to Emerald Lake and back to Field.

Option#2 (30kms): Classic ski to Emerald Lake and around the alluvial fan and back to Field.

Option#3 (45kms): Classic ski to Emerald Lake, around the alluvial fan back toward Field and then take a right turn and ski along the Kicking horse river before heading back to Field.

Feed station #1 with hot beverage and treats at Emerald Lake from 11:00-13:00pm (11kms/19 kms in).

Feed station #2 at the Natural Bridge with hot beverage and treats from 13:00-15:00pm (18km/28kms in)

This is a free event for all Kicking Horse ski club members. A $20 donation will be collected at the visitor center for non-members. All profits will go to our Nordic ski club for the grooming in Yoho National Park.

$50 KHSC club memberships will also be available in the morning before heading out, please visit our club website for more details at: http://www.khsc.ca

Please let me know if you plan on attending at jstichelbout@gmail.com , so we can provide you with plenty of treats…, thank you!

Here is a link to accommodation and restaurants in Field: https://www.field.ca/

We hope to see you there, thank you for sharing this information around ☺ Jessica