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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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