Yellowknife Gold Loppet

What is a loppet?
A loppet is a fun and sociable long-distance cross-country skiing event for all ages and abilities. The term “Loppet” originated in Scandinavia from great events such as the Mora Vasaloppet in Sweden. The Yellownife loppet includes 4 km, 15 km, and 25 km groomed tracks through the wilderness with check points, drinks and cookies along the way and a bowl of hot chili at after your ski. Continue reading

Men’s Night

Interested in a weekly night of skiing and socializing? A men’s skiing group will be running this year on Thursdays, both at the Yellowknife Ski Club and on trails throughout town and on the lake. If you are interested in joining or finding out more information, contact Alex Lothian at and he’ll add you to the weekly email list. Everyone is welcome to come out of this fun weekly social ski.

Bring A Dish

Potlucks will be the second Sunday of every month throughout the ski season. The first one will be held December 11 – come enjoy a festive gathering!  Bring food to share in the chalet at 5:30. Carols will be sung starting around 6:30. Feel free to ski before or after! Potluck Sundays are open to all members and their guests.

Be Safe

The GNWT Department of Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) has informed the Yellowknife Ski Club of a recent rise in sightings of wolves and coyotes at the club. They are patrolling the area, but ask that people remain vigilant.

If you are out on the trails, we advise you remain alert to your surroundings and do not travel alone. If you have any questions, or if you see a wolf or coyote, please call the wildlife emergency phone at 873-7181. 

The Season Has Started!

It’s been a mild start to the ski season this year, but ski trails are open and programs are starting to run! If you have registered for a program, you will receive information in your email from the volunteer program co-ordinator. Our hardworking trails crew have been out packing the snow and building up the snow cover, which is important to prepare the trails for grooming all winter, but trails are currently not groomed. We recommend not using your good skis until the trails have more snow cover on them and skiing with care due to variable conditions.

Membership Has Its Privileges!

Ski season is coming and it’s time to dig out your old ski equipment and see if the kids have grown out of their gear.

Being a member of the Yellowknife Ski Club comes with a few more perks than just well groomed trails with amazing views. Did you know Overlander Sports offers 10% off ski equipment and accessories to all Yellowknife Ski Club members? This includes skis, boots, bindings, poles, waxes and ski bags. Just tell the salesperson you’re a member when you check out and they’ll check the membership list. 

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Jackrabbit Coaches Required

We’re gearing up for the 2016/17 ski season and we’re looking for coaches for our Jackrabbit program! This popular program for our youngest skiers starts at Bunnyrabbits at age 4 and goes up to age 9. The Yellowknife Ski Club is lucky to have a history of great volunteer coaches for this program, which runs Saturdays from 1:30-3 p.m, starting when the trails are ready.

The Yellowknife Ski Club, supported by the NWT Ski Division, offers training for our volunteer coaches for free ($80-120 value), to ensure our youth ski programs are a great experience for children. Coaching workshops are part of the National Coaching Certification program (NCCP), which includes courses for 65 sports. Continue reading