Martock celebrated 50 years of winter fun in 2015. Skiing is truly a lifelong activity. Here at Martock we have skiers as young as three and as old as 85. Staying active in the winter keeps you healthy and happy. We have snowmaking on 100% of our alpine trails and we’re renowned for our amazing grooming. All of our trails are lit for night skiing. Martock offers terrain for every kind of skier. Most of our terrain is novice to high intermediate and groomed to perfection. Skiers can challenge themselves in 2 terrain parks, halfpipe, moguls, snowcross track or cruise the groomers. Click here to view our trail map.
Martock and Head Skis have partnered to pilot the HeadStart Program. Our rental inventory offers Head skis and boots. Our rental skis and boots are primarily for beginner to intermediate level skiers. We have a small inventory of telemark skis. The on-site Cleve’s Source For Sports stocks higher level demo skis.
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Instruction / Coaching
Martock’s Snow School is Atlantic Canada’s largest and highest certified. The Snow School has a lesson or season-long program to suit every age and skill level. Modern Head rental skis and boots combined with the terrain-based teaching techniques used by our certified instructors Check out our Snow School page for information on all lesson and program options.
Since it was formed in 1980, The Martock Ski Race Club has provided high standards of coaching and programs. The Martock Ski Race Club offers coaching and programming for ski racing, skicross racing, freestyle skiing and Nova Scotia School Athletic Federation (NSSAF) race training.
Martock is a national hotbed of snowboarding. We are proud to have had a Martock Snowboarder in every Olympic Games since snowboarding’s inclusion in the Games in 1998. Trevor Andrew attended the 1998 and 2002 Games, Sarah Conrad attended the 2006 and 2010 and Alex Duckworth attended the 2014 Games. In 2011 Martock hosted the snowboarding event for the 2011 Canada Winter Games. Click here to view our trail map. Like skiing, snowboarding is an activity that can be enjoyed by folks of all ages.
Martock started renting our first snowboards in 1988. They were Burton snowboards then and still are now. We have snowboards for kids as young as 3. Our Burton adult and kids rental snowboards are perfect for beginner to intermediate riders. Check out our rental rates here.
Instruction / Coaching
In 1988 we had one busy snowboard instructor. Now we have over 30 instructors and coaches providing instruction and coaching. Martock is proud to be a Burton Learn To Ride Center. We can provide a session or lesson in any and all aspects of snowboarding; park, pipe, snowcross, carve or freeride. Martock offer many ways to learn how to ride. Click here to check out all of our lesson options.
In 2011 we installed Canada’s first Burton Riglet Park combining terrain based teaching, small kid friendly equipment and teaching to make snowboarding accessible to kids as young as 3.
Cross-Country Skiing / Biathlon
Martock’s Nordic Park offers almost 5 kilometres of trails through mixed soft and hardwood forest. Along with the extensive trail system, the park contains Nova Scotia’s only biathlon range. A legacy of the 2011 Canada Winter Games, the biathlon facility regularly plays host to provincial, regional and national level events. Click here to view our nordic trail map.
With 100% snowmaking and great grooming and track setting, we can provide consistent winter conditions even when Mother Nature can’t.
Trail tickets can be purchased at the ticket counter in the main lodge. Your Martock season gives you access to the nordic trails. Check out our ticket rates here.
Martock offers both classic and limited skate rentals for adults and children.
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Instruction / Coaching
The Martock Nordic Ski Club is a volunteer run, membership-based club. The MNSC offers cross-country ski and biathlon programming for all ages and skill levels. Check out the MNSC programs here.
Our nordic park has become more and more popular with snowshoers. Grooming provides a firm and easy to walk on surface for all snowshoe types. Every winter full moon we partner with a business or organization for a full moon stomp under the light of the moon.
All trails are open for snowshoers with some limitations during competitions. Snowshoers are asked to walk on the groomed side of the trail and to stay off the set tracks.
We have a great selection of Louis Garneau snowshoes for adults and kids as young as three. Check out our nordic trail map here.