Local cross-country ski trails are finally opening this week after Monday’s snowstorm added enough snowfall to set tracks.

“Today we’ll be sending the groomer out,” said Karl Holmes, secretary of Ski Vent Clic, which maintains more than 18 kilometres of cross-country ski trails that form a circuit with various loops around Vankleek Hill. “It’s been a long time coming and a lot of people have been wanting to get a chance to use their Christmas skis.”

Holmes said Ski Vent Clic’s trails should be open on Wednesday, once grooming is complete.

“Once he notifies me the trials are set I will let everyone know on our Facebook page.”

Ski Vent Click adult passes are available for the 2022 ski season for $40, or $80 for a family pass. Memberships are free for children under 13. All memberships can be booked through the club’s new website.

You can also contact Ski Vent Clic for information by messaging through its Facebook Page, or by email at [email protected] The club provides email notifications of trail conditions to anyone on its mailing list.

Non-members are also welcome to use Ski Vent Clic trails. All of the major trail entries have a payment system using a QR code on their phone. Non-club members can purchase a day pass for $8 and skiers who want to just use the trails for a day are encouraged to donate using their phones via PayPal by scanning the QR code on the signage.