Larch Hills will host the 2017 Teck Okanagan Cup #1 on December 30, 2017. It also doubles as the Zone 2 BC Winter Games qualification race as well as the Larch Hills Fun Race. It is an interval start classic for those trying to qualify for the BC Winter Games. The contact person is Alan Corbett at email@example.com
The Larch Hill Nordics Ski Swap is going to take place on Saturday Oct 21, 2017 and we are in need of 3-4 new ski racks – for both the swap and the new chalet. The club will pay for the materials and offer a tax receipt for the labour if anyone is willing to undertake the project. Anyone interested should contact Cam Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org or 250-833-6631 to discuss plans. The newer existing ones could serve as a template or Cam has some pictures of an example (simple) rack.
Chalet Expansion Construction is Under Way!
The Chalet Expansion construction has officially started. The excavation is complete and the foundation is being poured.
SASCU Canada 150 $50,000 Grant Voting
The Larch Hills Chalet Expansion was selected by SASCU as one of three finalists for their Canada 150 Grant. All SASCU members that are 10 years old and older are eligible to vote for this grant. On July 1st SASCU will announce the winner of this $50,000 grant. You can vote for the Larch Hills Chalet Expansion online or at any SASCU branch.
SASCU has announced the three finalists for their Canada 150 Grant that is being awarded in July. This grant is for $50,000 and would help tremendously with the Larch Hills Chalet Expansion construction!
The grant is awarded to the organization that receives the most votes from SASCU members. All SASCU members 10 years old and older are eligible to vote. You can vote online or in any SASCU branch between May 1 and June 15. Winners will be announced on July 1, 2017. The Larch Hills Nordic Society is very honoured to have been selected as finalists for this grant!
Click here to vote.
The LHNS Annual General Meeting will take place at the SASCU Recreation Centre in Room 1 at 7pm on March 14th. Elections for five Board of Directors positions will take place at the AGM. This year we have the vice-president position and 4 at-large directors up for re-election. Anyone interested in serving on the board of directors or wishing to nominate a member who is willing to serve should contact a member of the nominating committee.
Please see the draft schedule here.
The video from the 2017 Reino Keski-Salmi loppet has now been posted online. It, along with videos from previous years, can be viewed at https://skilarchhills.ca/loppet/videos-from-previous-loppets/
When? On Saturday Jan 21, 2017 starting at 9:30 a.m. from the Chalet.
Where? Route map here. Bogs lengths: 400M, 200M, 150M and 100M
Total Ski Distance: 13.4K – 10K on track set: ski up Skytrail, ski down LH Road, ski 3.4 K on the Larch Lake Bogs route. Updated route – 13.7K: 7.5K on track set, 6.2K on untrack set: ski up LH Rd, Cottonwood Cut off then on Tree Beard’s Trail to North Hub and 400M Bog access. From the 100M Bog ski out Larch Lk. Loop and down LH Road. Total ski distance is 3.4 K on the Larch Lake Bogs route.
Suggestion: Wear X-C touring skis and big basket poles. Bring a snack and a thermos.
Contact: George 250-832-9335
On Friday, Dec. 30 five LHN volunteers skied the Larch Lake Bogs route. We had a great ski in this beautiful area of the Larch Hills!
Some branch clipping and additional route marking was done. News route map signs were posted on the route, in the Chalet, at Cec’s Cabin, and on the LHNS website’s Trail Maps page here.
A few fallen trees thru the old forest section (west of Larch Lake) between the 400 M Bog and Larch Lake Loop will be removed soon. For now ski around them.