Volunteer Appreciation BBQ and AGM

Thanks everyone for the wonderful ski season. We would like to invite members to attend our Volunteer Appreciation BBQ on Tuesday, June 27 starting at 5 p.m. Awards for our outstanding volunteers will take place at 6:30 p.m., followed by our Annual General Meeting at 7 p.m. Child care will be available starting at 7p.m. We anticipate the AGM will be less than 1 hour – painless!

Upstairs chalet renovations will be completed, so come and see the new look of the ski club while enjoying food and drinks in the sun on the deck.

We are looking for new directors on the board! Please contact ykskiclubpresident@gmail.com if you would like more information before the AGM. We look forward to seeing you all there.

Loppet thanks!

The Yellowknife Ski Club would like to send out a heart-felt thank you to all who helped out with the Yellowknife Gold Loppet. It was a great day in the sun, and we are already looking forward to next year! Here are a few of the key volunteers and sponsors who helped make it happen.

  • TerraX Minerals, our new headline sponsor.
  • Weatherby Trucking Ltd. for finding time to clear some parking space on a very busy day.
  • The 3 a.m. groomers; Rob Tumchewics, Bruce Look, David Speakman and Steven Reitsma.
  • The chili servers from the True North Rotary Club.
  • Overlander Sports for event sign-in space.
  • Advertising and communication support from Kerry Wheler and Lisa Scott.
  • Safety riders Dave Taylor and Tom Girroir.
  • Vee Lake support from Tom Ashley.
  • Bib checks from Chris Rose, Alyssa Holland and Tamika Mulders.
  • Event planning support from Chris Joseph and John Stephenson.
  • Photography by Steve Schwartz.
  • Design support from Don Van Vliet.
  • Clean up help from Catherine Pigott and Lily-Ann Kodzin.
  • Chili from Ashley Deavu and the Kalemi Dene School.
  • Sign-in help from Mindy Willett and Pam Dunbar.
  • Checkpoint managers Leon Brady, Shawne Kokelj, Christine Scott, Cheryl Mandeville and Sarah Beattie.
  • Inventory by Anna Tumchewics.
  • Chalet host Sandra Mann.
  • Kathi Woodward and Linda Whitford for the home-baked cookies and energy bars.

And to our amazing event organizer Damian Panayi for another great Loppet! 


Yellowknife Ski Races

The Yellowknife Ski Races are an annual event to meet skiers from other clubs, gain race experience, and have a good time. This is a family event, with categories for all ages. Anyone is eligible to enter (you don’t even have to be club member), or just drop by to watch and make some noise. Races held February 25 and 26, and come out for Coffeelicious’s specialty coffee in the chalet on Saturday 12:30-3:30 for a ski club subsidized $3. Continue reading

NWT Ski Day

Celebrate NWT Ski Day Sunday, February 12 at the Yellowknife Ski Club. Thanks to NWT Recreation and Parks and the Get Active program, the ski club is offering free trails access all day Sunday and invites members and non-members to join us on the ski trails. We’ll have heart smart snacks and self-serve refreshments in the chalet starting at 10 a.m.

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Instructor Course

The Canadian Association of Nordic Ski Instructors (CANSI) is offering a Level 1 Certification course in Yellowknife December 16-18 at the Yellowknife Ski Club. This Friday through Sunday course introduces you to the fundamentals of cross-country skiing. Improve your demonstration skills and learn how to introduce people to the sport. Continue reading

Wax and Wine this Thursday

Come out and Wax and Wine!
Join us to celebrate the start of ski season on Thursday, November 17th from 7-10 p.m. for some waxing and wine-ing at the Yellowknife Ski Club Chalet.

Our High Performance team will be available to expertly wax your skis (for the modest fee of $25 or $20 if you have multiple pairs) while you kick back and enjoy fine food and drinks with other ski enthusiasts. We’ll set the mood at the club with lighting and decor and you can relax and enjoy the evening.

A few special presentations will be made and all members and their guests are welcome. This is intended as an adult event, but babes in arms are welcome.

Snow Show Thank You!

The Yellowknife Ski Club held its kick off event for the season over the weekend and it was a great success. Just over 300 members signed up for early bird registration and we had a great turnout for the Snow Show and ski swap. This annual event not only starts off the ski season for 2016/17, but it’s also a fundraiser for many of our programs.

The board of the Yellowknife Ski Club thanks Events Coordinator Kerry Wheler for her hard work making “The magic” happen. Thank you to the following people who contributed to the Snow Show this year:

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Snow Show 2016

The annual Snow Show at the Yellowknife Ski Club on Saturday, November 5 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. is your chance to buy early bird memberships, register for programs, get used gear at our ski swap, get your skis waxed, get deals on new equipment, and check out our silent auction and bake sale. Bring the family and kick off the 2016/17 ski season. All welcome – members, new members, non-members! The Snow Show is your last chance for early bird memberships.

Drop off your ski swap gear on Friday, Nov. 4 from 7-9 p.m. at the chalet. 10 % of sales go to the ski club, the rest goes in your pocket. Cash only purchases will happen Saturday during the Snow Show.