1st Early-Bird Registration Draw Prize Winners

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Congratulations to the following people who have won the first set of early-bird prizes for registering as members of LHNS. There will be more draws on November 30th and December 9th. To register, please visit https://zone4.ca/register.asp?id=16099.

  • Hanne MacKay – Gift card for Skookum Cycle & Ski
  • Ed Bouma – Gift card for John’s Ski Shack
  • Aidyn Zuidhof – Gift card for Skookum Cycle & Ski
  • Ty Brown – Gift card for John’s Ski Shack
  • Luke Engel – Gift card for Skookum Cycle & Ski
  • Jayne Spielman – Gift card for John’s Ski Shack

Larch Hills eNews – In Search of Recruits for Level 2 Officials Training in Salmon Arm!

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In Search of  Recruits for Level 2 Officials Training in Salmon Arm!

CCBC has lined up an instructor to teach the Level 2 Officials course in Salmon Arm in early January. For insurance purposes, it is a requirement for the Chief of Race for a major loppet or BC Cup or higher level race to hold this certification. The training will also be useful for any officials or organizers involved in races and events hosted by our club.

It would be a great asset to have more Larch Hills members with this training. We now have the opportunity to host the course here in Salmon Arm, but we need a group of people to come forward and make it happen! The level 1 course, which is prerequisite, can be taken on line at your convenience.

If you are interested taking the level 2 course in January (or have questions), please contact me as soon as possible as CCBC is awaiting a response and needs to make the decision shortly. It is a 2-day course, and our options are thw weekend of January 6th-7th or January 13th-14th. Let me know your availability/preference.

Louise Bruns – louisebruns@gmail.com

Dancing with the Shuswap Stars Live Stream

Larch Hills members who were not able to get tickets for the Nov. 17th Dancing with the Shuswap Stars event can still be a part of the fund raising for the chalet expansion.

This year’s event will be live streamed that evening. Roxy Roth and her team at Shuswap Event will be videoing all the action at the SASCU Rec Center so that anyone can watch and hear the evening’s events on their smart phone, computer or, even better, on their wide-screen TV  connected to their computer.  Larch Hills members can enjoy the evening’s entertainment in the comfort of their own home or from wherever they might be, through the live coverage.

They can even help make sure that the winner of the Pro-Am category is our own Larch Hills president, Duncan Moore, by buying stars online through Paypal using their credit card. Remember every star purchased adds $5 to our chalet fund.


Live streaming will start at 7 p.m. and run until after the winners are announced at 11 p.m. Online voting will end at 10:30 so these votes can be tallied in with the votes of the recreation center audience and the judges.  


Larch Hills eNews – Larch Hills Safety Hosts

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Larch Hills Safety Hosts

Would you like to be more capable of assisting an injured skier or snowshoer in the Larch Hills?
This fall consider joining the Larch Hills Safety Hosts! Your help will be much appreciated.
If you are a frequent skier at Larch Hills we need your help!

  • Our Volunteer service time while skiing is NOT scheduled. We do NOT systematically patrol the 50K of track set trails.
  • WE DO COME PREPARED to respond to an emergency if called upon by cell phone or in person.
  • We wear a Hi-Vis Yellow Arm Band with a white cross on a red background while skiing to identify ourselves as LHNS Safety Hosts.
  • We use the Safety Host Sign In – Sign Out board beside the front door of the Chalet to indicate to fellow skiers that we are on the trails skiing with our cell phones turned on – ready to respond.  

We are currently a group of 18 LHNS member volunteers, both women and men.
Larch Hills Ski Club will cover half the cost Okanagan College’s Work Safe BC one day First Aid Level 1 course and the one day Transportation Endorsement course if you wish to take this training. We’ll help you to learn how to use our Club’s snowmobiles and to participate in an emergency response exercise.
Want to find out more about this volunteer LHNS member service?
Contact Keith at 250-832-7768 (kncox@shaw.ca) or George at 250-832-9335  (gjzorn@shaw.ca).
Come to the November 14 LHNS Safety meeting and meet the group. 

Chalet Expansion Fundraising Update

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Fundraising for the Chalet Expansion has been moving along. The Larch Hills recently received money from SIDIT (Southern Interior Development Initiative Trust) SCF (Shuswap Community Foundation) and CSRD. In addition, there have been a number of personal donations by members and local businesses. To date, over $283,365 has been raised.

If you are interested in donating to the Chalet Expansion Project and would like a Charitable Tax Receipt please fill out the form below for Cross Country Canada and mail to the LHNS address on the form.

Larch Hills Nordics 2017 Ski/Board Swap

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When?Saturday, Oct 21, 2016 11:00 am Start

Where?The Gathering Place – 350 30th St NE, Salmon Arm

Early Drop Off at Skookum: Mon Oct 16 to Thurs October 19

Sale Drop off: 8:00 am – 10:30 am (day of swap)

Ski Swap: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Pickup: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm (money or unsold gear)

Note: It will cost $1 per item entered into the swap and the club keeps 20% of the selling price if it sells. Only safe gear in working order will be accepted. Includes XC skiing equipment, downhill skiing and boarding equipment, and other outdoor winter sports gear.

Cash or Cheque Only.

Questions please contact: Cam Brown at camgbrown@gmail.com or 250-833-6631

Warren Miller Jr. Racers Fundraiser

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It’s Miller time again. Warren Miller time that is. Movie name is “Line of Descent”. Night is November 10th at 6pm doors open at Salmar Classic. Looks like there is local Monashee and Fernie footage in this year’s movie!

Skookum Cycle and Ski allows the Junior Racers to help out with this event and very generously provides them with partial proceeds from the movie. These proceeds help our Junior Racers to pay for things like the family camp at Silver Star.

Tickets available now at Skookum Cycle & Ski ($12 for children / $17 for adults).

Additionally on the night of the movie the Junior Racers are very lucky to also have additional support from Waterway Houseboats. They will have a silent auction for a voucher for a spring 2018, 3 day weekend or 4 day mid-week trip aboard a 22 sleeper Mirage 65 houseboat! All of the proceeds go towards the Junior Racers. The value of this is about $2500.

Chalet Expansion Update October 6, 2017

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Work is progressing on the Chalet Expansion. This week the log structure was put up around the new basement that was built in the summer. Over the next two weeks the roof panels, shingles and framing for the upstairs walls will be installed. If you have not had a chance to see what has been done so far it would be worth a trip up to Larch Hills to check it out.

Dancing with the Shuswap Stars Sold Out

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Thank you for everyone who purchased tickets for Dancing With the Shuswap Stars. The event sold out more quickly than we ever imagined possible! For those of you that were not able to get a ticket, there is an opportunity to watch the dancers perform at their pre-show at City Dance in Vernon on Saturday, November 4th. The cost is $15 to attend and you must contact City Dance to reserve at 250-307-4955