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Working with Nordic Pulse on the delivery of our new trail reporting product has beenexceptional.

With a mid-season rollout, we were able to adapt and embed the new platform into our website easily with a very user-friendly interface. Training for our grooming team was effective and easy with the simple-to-use mobile upload report.

We highly recommend Nordic Pulse for your grooming report and data collection needs.

Nordic Pulse makes our Trail reporting much easier.

With basically just turning on the tracking on Nordic Pulse, our ski report updates automatically and it's done precisely.

Nordic Pulse customer service is exceptional with problems being solved within minutes.

Nordic Pulse is a Game Changerfor the Nordic community.

Reliable grooming reports and tracking have been attempted before but have never have quite succeeded until now.

As a groomer and avid skier, I am relieved to be able to relay and receive reliable information. Nordic Pulse is easy to use with multiple platforms. I would love to see every serious cross country ski center ultimately utilize this app.

Nordic Pulse has performedflawlessly.The future of Nordic grooming reports is here!

Our groomers are all agreed that in ease of use, accuracy, and reliability it far exceeds previous apps we have used.

Nordic Pulse'sSupport is immediateand service is exceptional!

Nordic Pulse fulfils two important roles for us: getting the word out that there's xc skiing WITHIN Calgary at Shaganappi, and delivering up to date information on when the trails were last groomed and track set!

We were quickly blown away by your professionalism and attention to detail.

The program is very easy to implement and navigate, and we had zero issues with getting all of our groomers up and running with it.

Designed from the ground upspecifically for grooming.

Unlike other packages, Nordic Pulse is snow grooming tracking software designed from the ground up specifically for grooming.

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GPS Live Grooming App

Nordic Pulse is an app based cross country ski trail grooming report system, bringing trail condition reports from ski areas across North America together on one platform, and streamlining grooming reporting for ski areas.

Connecting Ski Areas

Nordic Pulse was born out of a desire to make grooming reports easier to find for skiers and to help clubs share their trail conditions. I believe strongly that deciding where and when to ski should be a quick, easy, and fun experience. After years of wading through outdated websites, online spreadsheets, snow phones (though I do love a good snow phone message!), user-reported blogs, and the like, it was time to create a new platform.

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Proudly Serving

Nordic Pulse is proud to be serving a growing number of clubs, ski areas and organizations across North America.

Nordic Pulse Grooming App
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How it Works

Nordic Pulse's objective is to make grooming reporting easier for ski areas. Grooming teams work long nights preparing the corduroy for the coming day's skiers, and the last thing the groomers want to do at the end of a long shift is to fiddle around with logging into a website or updating a spreadsheet with cold fingers.

With Nordic Pulse, grooming teams simply enable the in-app GPS tracker while they groom and the app syncs the data to our server every few seconds. With both AutoSync and offline storage capacity, Nordic Pulse is optimized to work in a variety of scenarios such as sending real-time data through cellular data, bulk uploading whenever the snowcat passes through the stadium and briefly connects to the club's wifi connection, or operating fully offline and out of service.

As the data syncs to the cloud, our algorithm accurately processes the GPS data points, marking each trail with the precise date and time that it was last groomed. Once a trail has been marked as groomed, the timestamp will continue to update each time the groomer passes over it again.

At the end of the grooming shift, all that's needed is to write up a quick message in the in-app reporting tool, and click Publish. For ski areas who are working off-line or out of service, groomers can simply return to a wifi, cellular or satellite connections, press Sync, and the trails will be marked at the time they were actually groomed.

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Nordic Pulse Web App
iOS/Android coming soon

Nordic PulseSkier Apps

Launched in February 2021, the Nordic-Pulse.com web app is available for skiers to check grooming reports, view real-time grooming updates, search for clubs and interact with trail maps, with many more features on the way.

The Nordic Pulse web app is compatible with modern browsers such as Firefox, Safari and Chrome.
iOS and Android skier apps coming soon

The next phase in the roll-out of Nordic Pulse includes iOS and Android apps created specifically for cross country skiers. With a long list of additional features including GPS location, xc ski trail directions, push notifications when your favourite networks are groomed, offline maps, waxing information, and much more, the Nordic Pulse will be a fully loaded, cross country skiing app.

API Integration

Nordic Pulse also features a fully featured API to allow clubs to directly integrate and sync grooming data with their own websites and apps. Our API meets industry standards and offers full access to trail status, aggregated grooming details, and written grooming reports, and coming soon, grooming analytics and logs.

We are more also than happy to discuss custom use-cases and drop-in embed options.

Testimonial - Bragg Creek Trails

Dear Julien,

Just a quick note to compliment you on the successful launch of your wonderful program Nordic Pulse. We did not know what to expect when we started beta testing earlier this year, but were quickly blown away by your professionalism and attention to detail. The program is very easy to implement and navigate, and we had zero issues with getting all of our groomers up and running with it.

Of particular note is your dedication to making the program the best in the business. We loved the ability to collaborate with you to optimize the program for our particular needs.

The number of hits to your website is testament to the importance of your site to the cross country skiing universe.

Thanks again, and best of luck with the upcoming season!

Regards,

Testimonial - Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre

Working with Nordic Pulse on the delivery of our new trail reporting product has been exceptional.

With a mid-season rollout, we were able to adapt and embed the new platform into our website easily with a very user-friendly interface. Training for our grooming team was effective and easy with the simple-to-use mobile upload report.

We highly recommend Nordic Pulse for your grooming report and data collection needs.

Testimonial - Nelson Nordic Ski Club

Nelson Nordic was one of the first clubs to test Nordic Pulse.

From the first test to full adoption of the system it has performed flawlessly. Our groomers are all agreed that in ease of use, accuracy, and reliability it far exceeds previous apps we have used.

Trail reports are uploaded during grooming so our members know which trails are ready and when they were groomed before they even step out of bed. Any updates or notes on conditions are easily added when necessary.

The future of Nordic grooming reports is here!

Testimonial - Whitehorse Cross Country Ski Club

Nordic Pulse makes our Trail reporting much easier.

With basically just turning on the tracking on Nordic Pulse, our ski report updates automatically and it's done precisely. It is also easy to communicate to skiers about trail closures and other emergencies.

The app is also very valuable for groomers since we can always locate groomer at the exact location if there is a problem.

Nordic Pulse customer service is exceptional with problems being solved within minutes since find out.

Testimonial - Cariboo Ski Touring Club

The Cariboo Ski Touring Club has been looking for several years at systems to allow electronic transfer of grooming information to the club website. Up until this year the systems available were well beyond our budget.

Once we were made aware of the startup of Nordic-Pulse in February of 2021 we looked at the system and saw that it would be able to do everything we required in a grooming reporting system at a price that was, frankly, a bargain compared with anything else on the market.

We signed up initially on a trial basis and the response from the Nordic-Pulse team was amazing. They had our trail data into their system in about a week and we were able to use it for grooming reporting in the last part of our season in March 2021. The response from the club membership was overwhelmingly in favor. The ability to see on-line what was groomed and when before driving out to the trails was a boon for late season skiing. We subscribed for the full system and continued to work with the Nordic-Pulse team to fine tune our trail system information and to implement the upgrades they were developing as we went along.

We are looking forward to the next season with Nordic-Pulse and the release of the apps for IOS and Android devices. The support from the Nordic-Pulse team so far can only be described as superb.

Testimonial - Kimberley Nordic

Kimberley Nordic Club has been looking for a modern and reliable way to report our grooming data to the public.

During the 2020-21 ski season, our grooming staff tested the Nordic Pulse system and worked with Julien to be well prepared to transition to this system for our grooming reports. Nordic Pulse is likely to become the new standard for nordic grooming reports and we appreciate the opportunity to be part of this exciting development.

We are signed up for next season and looking forward to snow!”

Our Story

Nordic Pulse was designed and developed by Julien Locke. A member of the Canadian National Ski Team from 2016-2020, Julien is a full time athlete and a website/app developer.

The vision for Nordic Pulse began in 2015. During a website overhaul of the Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre website, Julien began dreaming up and developing a user-friendly, quick and simple trail editor for the Sovereign Lake grooming report. While the tool served it's purpose and has been used with success at several ski areas in the past 6 years, Julien's interest was captivated by the idea of making reports easier for grooming teams and more accessible for skiers. Fast forward to the fall of 2020, and after much planning, the development of Nordic Pulse began.

With his sights set on the 2022 Olympic Games, Julien is thrilled to be connecting with ski areas through Nordic Pulse, all the while continuing his preparation for racing at the international level.

Our Team

Julien Locke

Founder / Developer [email protected]

Colin Ferrie

Map Wizard [email protected]