Events

The 2022/2023 ski events calendar is being set. 
  • Saturday, October 29, 2022 – Snow Show and Pumpkin Patch
  • Thursday, November 10, 2022 – Wax and Wine
  • Saturday, November 26, 2022 – First day of Jackrabbits
  • Beginning of ski season to January 8, 2023 – SKIGO BINGO #1
  • December 8, 9, 10, 2022 – Arctic Winter Games Trials
  • Sunday, December 11, 2022 – Candy Cane Forest Ski – Free Ski
  • Sunday, January 15, 2022 – World Snow Day – Free Ski
  • Sunday, January 30, 2023 – All Ages Costume Ski
  • Sunday, February 12, 2023 – NWT Ski Day – Free Ski and Costume Ski
  • Polar Cup Biathlon – TBD
  • Yellowknife Gold Loppet – TBD
  • Nordic Cross – TBD
  • Yellowknife Ski Races  – TBD
  • SKIGO BINGO #2 – TBD

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Snow Show and Pumpkin Patch!

Saturday October 29, 11:30 – 2:30PM!  

This includes:

  • Ski gear sale -come early, gear sells out fast!
  • NEW purchase a ticket for $20 and wander through our pumpkin land to choose your pumpkin to take home! (only 150 tickets available, fcfs)
  • Information booths about programs: Jackrabbits, Track Attack, Biathlon, Ski Parents, ski events, coaching, volunteer opportunities, Banting wall tent, grooming, KidSport and Jumpstart funding (early bird rates still apply, until October 30);
  • Ski Waxing: $25/pair (supports our high performance ski team); and
  • Chili, bake sale and hot drinks!

SKI GEAR SALE – bring your used ski gear you want to sell to the club the night before, from 7-9PM,  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.

Nordic Cross Races

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.  

NWT Territorial Championships

Racers from across the north will participate in this fun event.  
 

Yellowknife Gold Loppet

This Yellowknife Institution is BACK to it’s former pre-COVID glory on the Vee Lake Trails.  Watch for updates in your Ski Club Newsletter. 
 
Polar Cup Biathlon Races
 
Local & visiting biathletes from other NWT Communities will gather to compete. 
 

NWT Ski Day, February 12

Celebrate ski love at the club on Sunday, February 12 with side-by-side classic tracks on the snowflake loop. A big thanks to Overlander Sports for providing some free ski rentals. 
 
Frostbite 50

The Frostbite 50 is a 50 km continuous snowshoe or classic ski event on ungroomed trails near Yellowknife. 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.

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, February 12 

This event is an all age costume ski. There will be door prizes, outdoor fire pit, hot chocolate, and snacks.

World Snow Day, Jan 15

Trail fees are waived all day! Thank you 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 11

Come ski with Santa from 1-3 pm and experience the magic of the candy cane forest as you search for candy canes hidden on the trails. Afterwards, enjoy hot drinks and snacks in the chalet.  

Trail fees are waived all day.