Events

The 2021/2022 ski events calendar is now set. Please note that those using our facilities and participating in our events/programs need to be fully vaccinated if age 12 and older. Masks must be worn in our chalet at all time. Stay tuned for details on how these events will unfold! All events will comply with our COVID exposure plan that is currently being revised and updated: 
  • Saturday, November 20, 2021 – Snow Show 
  • Sunday, November 28, 2021 – “Chix on Stix” all ages Costume Ski
  • Sunday, December 12, 2021 – Candy Cane Forest Ski – Free Ski
  • Sunday, January 16, 2022 – World Snow Day – Free Ski
  • Sunday, January 30, 2022 – All Ages Costume Ski
  • Sunday, February 13, 2022 – NWT Ski Day – Free Ski
  • Saturday April 2, 2022 – Polar Cup Biathlon
  • Sunday, April 3, 2022 – Yellowknife Gold Loppet
  • Saturday, April 16, 2022 – Nordic Cross
  • Saturday & Sunday, April 9 & 10 – NWT Ski Races 
  • January 11 to  April 11 – SKIGO BINGO #2

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Nordic Cross Races, April 1

A Nordic Cross is similar to other events on the Club trails with the added fun of obstacles as you make your way along. A new spectator friendly course will be used this year that includes new obstacles. Register on zone4 by Friday April 14th at 6pm. If you would like to volunteer please contact shankjacob@gmail.com. 

NWT Territorial Championships, April 9 & 10

Racers from across the north will participate in this fun event.  Register by Wednesday, April 6th on zone4.ca. Read the race notice for full details. Volunteers needed! SKI RACE VOLUNTEERS
 

Yellowknife Gold Loppet, April 3

This Yellowknife Institution is BACK to it’s former pre-COVID glory on the Vee Lake Trails.  Register by April 2 on zone4. Watch for updates in your Ski Club Newsletter. 
 
Polar Cup Biathlon Races, April 2
Sign-up today on zone4. Local & visiting biathletes from other NWT Communities will gather to compete. Sprint 11am and individual races 3pm.

NWT Ski Day, February 13

Celebrate ski love at the club on Sunday, February 13 with side-by-side classic tracks on the snowflake loop. A big thanks to Overlander Sports for providing some free ski rentals. 
 
Frostbite 50, March 19

The Frostbite 50 is a 50 km continuous snowshoe or classic ski event on ungroomed trails near Yellowknife, NWT. Participate solo or as a team of up to five participants. There are four road-accessible checkpoints, and participants are welcome to have support along the way. This is an event, not a race, and there are no prizes for first place. We want winter lovers of all abilities to join us, and for everyone to have fun and finish safely.

Registration is now open on zone4.ca. A discount of 25% for YK Club Ski Club members (a separate email with discount code will be sent to members soon). Or if you are interested in volunteering for this event, please reach out to ykfrostbite50@gmail.com

All Ages Costume Ski, Jan 30, 2-4

This event is an all age costume ski. There will be door prizes, outdoor firepit, hot chocolate, snack and Aroma Brewealis Homebrew Club beer taste.

World Snow Day, Jan 16

Trail fees are waived all day! A big thanks to Overlander Sports for offering half price rentals for the day. And don’t forget to grab a piece of handcrafted fudge from Sundog to give you that extra boost enroute.

Candy Cane Forest Free Ski, Dec 12, 1-3

Ski into the magic of the candy cane forest on Sunday, December 12. Trail fees are waived for the whole day. From 1-3pm Ski with Santa and enjoy hot drinks and snacks in the chalet.  Vaccination required for 12 & up to participate in events.

Chix on Stix, Nov 28, 2-4
 
Daughters, moms, girlfriends, grannies: time to wear your Halloween costume again!Please join us this Sunday, November 28th for a female all ages costume ski 2-4pm. Warm up with ski Zumba (around 2:30), hot chocolate and homemade goodies. Pose in the photobooth (byo-camera) and meet other chix to ski with this season. Great door prizes!
 
The trails are rough – bring rock skis or snow boots (walking on the trail is okay until there is enough snow for grooming). 
 
Please bring proof of vaccination. 30 person capacity downstairs to warm up but lots of space outside!

Snow Show, Nov 20, 10-12

Snow Show is scheduled for Saturday, Nov 20 from 10AM-12PM! Make sure to bring cash and wear your mask for this popular event. 

The event will be held in the chalet and lots to look forward to:

  • Information booths about programs: Jackrabbits, Track Attack, Biathlon, Ski Parents, ski events, coaching, volunteer opportunities, banting wall tent, grooming, Kidsport and Jumpstart funding;
  • Ski Waxing: $25/pair (supports our high performance ski team)
  • 50/50 draw; and
  • Outdoors: SKi Swap, hot drinks and baked sale by the fire.

SKI SWAP – bring your ski gear to the club from 7-9PM on Friday, November 19.  The ski club keeps 10% as a fundraiser and the rest goes in your pocket.  Have your asking price in mind when you drop off your items.