Cross Country Skiing, Snowshoeing, Biking Etiquette at Wolverine Trails
- Snowshoers and bikers must use designated snowshoe/bike trails only. Do not ride/walk on groomed ski trails.
- Skiers have the right of way. Snowshoers and bikers use caution crossing the ski trails.
- Faster skiers should step around slower skiers when it is safe to do so. A friendly greeting is also recommended.
- Trails are two way unless noted – use caution on hills and keep right.
- Downhill skiers have the right of way
- Please pack out all litter.
- If you come across a stick or debris that has blown onto the trail, if you are in a safe place, please throw it off of the trail.
- If you must herringbone to get up a hill, please do so on the skate lane as not to disturb the set track.
- If walking is necessary, stay to one side and avoid walking on set tracks and groomed trails.
- If you fall, move off the track and fill in any holes left behind so it is safe for the next skiers.
- Keep to the right when meeting oncoming skiers. Skaters should step into tracks when possible to provide more room for oncoming skaters.
- Keep clear of the track when not skiing. Stay well to the edge if rewaxing, chatting or resting. Don’t stop at the bottom of hills or on blind corners.
- Be courteous and helpful to fellow trail users
- Always follow the proper direction on one-way trails.
Before heading out...
- Check the weather forecast and bring along proper clothing and equipment.
- Sunlight can burn even on cold and cloudy days. Protect your skin and eyes from the sun and wind.
- Know your route. Trail maps are available in the warming chalet.
- Bring sufficient water with you to stay hydrated, and be on guard for signs of frost-bite and hypothermia.
- Understand the trail difficulty symbols to help you ski/snowshoe within your abilities.
- Easiest More Difficult (Intermediate) Most Difficult
- Snow conditions will change trail difficulty.
Etiquette for Dogs’ Owners
- Dog owners must take responsibility for their animals Wolverine Ski Club and land owners are not responsible for damage or injury that may occur due to your dog.
- Your dog must be well-behaved, within your sight at all times and must listen to your verbal command
- Do not allow dogs to roam free in the chalet, stadium or parking lot
- Only allow your dog visit with other people or dogs, when welcomed.
- Dogs that are aggressive to people or other dogs should not be at Wolverine.
- If snowshoeing, do not allow dogs to run ahead onto the ski trail
- Clean up after your dog immediately. There are Mutt Mitts and scoops for your use at all trail heads
*Adapted from Whitehorse Cross Country Ski Club website