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
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 email@example.com and he’ll add you to the weekly email list. Everyone is welcome to come out of this fun weekly social ski.
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.
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.
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