The Snow Show will be held Nov. 4, Wax & Wine is Nov. 16 and the Jackrabbits family dance season kickoff is Nov. 24. All this and more now revealed on our 2017/2018 events calendar. Watch this space for more details as each event draws near.
Head to Zone4 now to take advantage of our early bird rates.
Family – $280 ($260 Early Bird)
Individual Adult – $120 ($100 Early Bird)
Individual Youth (5 – 18) – $40
Individual Child (<5) – $10
Early bird rates are in effect until after the annual Snow Show, planned for Saturday, Nov. 4. Come on out from 10 to 1 pm for our gear swap, program registration and chilli on a bun.
Want the best ski trails grooming can provide? Help make them!
September is time for the annual fall trail-brushing blitz. Over the next month, all trails need to be cleared so that grooming can begin when the snow flies.
Two-person trail-brushing crews work half day shifts, and we can accommodate two shifts at a time. If you’ve done it before you know the drill; if not, orientation is provided.
Many hands make light work. If you have half a day to spare, please contact Chris Hotson by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by text at 867-445-3396.
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 email@example.com if you would like more information before the AGM. We look forward to seeing you all there.
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!
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
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
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.
The Yellowknife Ski Club is celebrating World Snow Day 2017 and we invite you to join in! Come out and enjoy the ski trails and a free pancake breakfast on Sunday, January 15 from 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. Continue reading
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