The health and safety of all Club members and visitors is important. Before visiting the trails at Mono Nordic, please read our Club Pandemic Policy.
1. Do you accept debit and credit cards?
For 2021/2022 season, we will be working out of the Operations Building in the lower parking lot at Monora Park. Daily Trail Passes can be purchased online here using Visa or MasterCard. In-person daily trail passes are available on weekends at the Operations Building and with exact cash at our honesty boxes, Monday through Friday. On weekends and holidays, when the Operations building is open, Mono Nordic Ski Club accepts debit cards as well as all major credit cards. Debit is our preferred method of payment as it carries the lower processing fees.
2. What can I do now to get me ready for skiing when the snow arrives?
Do lots of hiking. If you have hiking/walking poles use them as it will get your body prepared for the motion of classic skiing. As long as there is no snow on the ground, Monora Park is the best place to start hiking. There are also many hiking opportunities on local trails. Maps to other trails in the area can be found at www.headwaterscommunities.org
3. Where can I buy equipment?
We recommended a couple local businesses that supply many of our members with quality ski equipment and good service:
Highlands Nordic in Duntroon (south of Collingwood) www.highlandsnordic.ca
Loretto Ski & Board Shop www.lorettoskishop.ca
4. Is the park open to walking/hiking or dogs in the winter?
Mono Nordic Ski Club maintains a dog walking trail off the lower parking lot. (See trail maps.) Walking, hiking, and dogs are not permitted on the ski trails as they cause damage to the trail surface. You may walk your dog on all trails in the park once the ski season is over.
5. When is the pavilion open?
Due to COVID-19, the Monora Park Pavilion is closed. A large portable toilet is available on site in the lower parking lot.
This season we will have staff at the Operations building in the lower parking lot at Monora Park on weekends from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Unfortunately, the Operations building does not have an indoor space available for changing or socializing.
If we have enough snow for skiing between Christmas and New Years Day or during March Break, we will have staff at the Operations Building available to assist you. Check our website for updates. During low snow or hazardous trail conditions, the trails and Operations building may be closed temporarily.
6. Can I rent skis from the club?
A limited amount of equipment is available for Daily rentals during weekends from our Operations building in the lower parking lot at Monora Park. The cost to rent equipment for the day is $15. Seasonal rental equipment availability varies based on your required sizes. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
7. Do I have to sign in?
All skiers (members and non-members) are required to carry an electronic or printed copy of their proof of payment. Please scan the QR code on your membership card or day pass at the QR code reader in the window at the Operations Building when you arrive and when you leave.
Visitors paying cash for day passes at our honesty boxes are required to sign in on the provided envelopes to ensure they are covered under our club insurance policy.
8. Can I snowshoe?
Snowshoeing is not allowed on the ski trails or on the properties that the trails run through. Depending on recent snowfall and activity, you might be able to snowshoe on the walking trails.
9. I don’t like to ski alone – how do I find other members to ski with?
Please join us for our Social Ski program. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoon at 1:30 casual skiers come together to ski the trails. Skiers of all abilities are welcome – participants ski in groups or individually.
By joining the group folks usually meet skiers of similar abilities. Also, many members have met ski partners through volunteer work in the Club.
10. Do I need to display my membership or visitor tag when using the trails?
Skiers are required to carry proof of paid membership or daily trail pass when they are using the trails. In this way we are assured that those using the trails are paid members/visitors and therefore covered by our club insurance policy.
11. Can I bring a guest to the Club?
Yes – we welcome guests! The weekday trail fee is payable online (credit card only) or in person (exact cash only) at the drop boxes found at the trail entrance in the lower parking lot and at the bottom of the pavilion stairs. On weekends, guests can purchase Daily Ski Passes and rent equipment from our Ski Services Staff at the Operations Building in the lower parking lot at Monora Park.
12. Who runs Mono Nordic Ski Club?
Mono Nordic Ski Club is a non profit corporation run by the members of the club. We have a Board of Directors that are responsible for managing the operations and finances of the club. Although we have a few part-time seasonal staff members, our volunteer members assist in running the Club by maintaining trails and equipment, hosting at the pavilion, and running events.
13. What is the mandate of the Club?
The Club mandate is to provide low cost, high quality cross country skiing opportunities to members of the community, regardless of age or fitness level.
14. Who owns the land?
Our trails run through properties owned by the Town of Mono, Credit Valley Conservation Authority and 3 local residents.