Masters of Adventure

Masters of Adventure unite!  The Adult Adventure Program is a new program to provide Adults with the same fun and active programming that the youth in the Adventure program get to enjoy.

We do a number of activities throughout the fall and spring and when the snow flies we will ski! The activities we may do include: orienteering, scavenger hunts, rock climbing, zip lining, bike rides, canoeing, hiking, fitness training and camping. With the Adventure program we love variety!

Our ski outings are focused on fun, fitness and of course adventure so this group may prefer to spend time on the back country trails rather than the parkway. Once the leaders have come forward and have met the  Masters of Adventurer’s you will create together what the key events of the season will be. With a group like this I would say the sky is the limit.

Each meeting will be scheduled on the group calendar and will describe what we will be doing and where. It will generally be held in the Chelsea area but will also use the trails around Ottawa and Gatineau, as well as a few special trips. Our regular sessions are likely Wednesday night from 7:00 – 8:30 and Saturdays from 10:00 – 12:00. We have a few longer sessions but they are scheduled in advance so that you can plan for them.

Due to the number of additional activities we participate in, some of them require an additional fee. This is done to keep the registration cost down, and to make sure you don’t have to pay for what you don’t do. If there is an extra fee required, your membership does provide you a discounted group rate.

Being part of Chelsea Nordiq we also help out with club events such as the Ski Swap and the Cookie Beiner. We also welcome parents to ski with us as it improves the experience for all in terms of pacing, timing and supervision.

Come adventure with us!

If you have any additional questions, contact the Program Coordinator.

What is the training schedule?

The season starts mid-end September. Practices are held on the following days and times:

Saturdays: 10:00am-12:00pm

Wednesdays: 7:00-8:15pm (fall) 7:00-8:30pm (winter)

Where will the sessions take place?

The majority of the training sessions will take place at various locations in the Gatineau Park. All the information will be posted on the Senior Adventure training page.

When can I register and what are the fees?

Registration opens in late August or early September and is available online. Go to the programs summary page for this year’s dates, fees and registration link.

An annual (one per family) club membership fee is charged in addition to the registration fees.

What level of ski ability do I need?

There is no pre-requisite level, but it does help if you have basic cross-country ski skills. Some of the skiers will like to go fast and some will no doubt want to go a bit more slowly.  With this age group I am hopeful that everyone can easliy find a friend to ski with and enjoy the trails. Some may even be new to skiing, and may need some individual support to get started. That would be best found through more formal lessons with the club but feel free to come and try it out to see how it goes. Some level of fitness is certainly an asset, as is a positive attitude to learning new things and challenging oneself physically.

Do we need to ski together?

No, but we will try and start and finish together and see each other a few times while out there.

Does it matter if I miss some of the sessions?

Missing a ski session is fine… but we have noticed that going to as many sessions as possible raises our fitness level, making the longer ski outings more enjoyable/possible.

Is it okay to be early or late at the start and end of the ski?

We like to know who we are looking out for, so for safety and liability reasons we ask that everyone starts and finishes together, but feel free to make arrangements on the day if you’d like to make alternate plans.

What equipment do I need?

Dryland: activewear, waterproof jacket, fanny pack, flashlight, running shoes

On-snow: skis, poles and boots appropriate for their height, weight and skill level. It is recommended that participants have equipment for both classic and skate skiing. We suggest you do not rush out and buy any new ski equipment, as we will discuss ski equipment during our first session.


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