ORIENTEERING

Ski orienteering is a fun combination of skiing and map reading and a new way to explore the trails at KNC. The Kimberley Nordic Club has partnered with Kootenay Orienteering on events in the past and looks forward to collaborating in the future.

 

This year, Kootenay Orienteering has developed virtual orienteering routes that don't require the set up of control points in the field, and use georeferenced maps and data-enabled smart phones. This new development makes ski orienteering accessible to anyone with a smart phone and an interest in trying something new! Try this out for free and considering joining Kootenay Orienteering for more orienteering activities. For addition course options visit the Kootenay Orienteering website here.

Smart phone setup guide: MapRunners Quick Guide here

Flat Ski-Orienteering Route

 

On the MapRunners App, choose the 'Flat SkiO' route and click 'Go to Start'. The route begins at the triangle near the timing hut and follows the numbers from 1-15. This route follows easier trails and has less climbing and descending.

 

When you are a control point, your phone will beep and the colour of the control will turn green. Work your way through the course and return to the finish (double circle on the map) near the kiosk.

Click on the map below to download a PDF version that can be printed off to help with navigation. 

Epic Ski-Orienteering Route

 

On the MapRunners App, choose the 'Epic Virtual SkiO' route and click 'Go to Start'. The route begins at the triangle near the timing hut and follows the numbers from 1-17. This route has more elevation change and includes skiing on more difficult trails. 

 

When you are a control point, your phone will beep and the colour of the control will turn green. Work your way through the course and return to the finish (double circle on the map) near the kiosk.

Click on the map below to download a PDF version that can be printed off to help with navigation.