Chalet Expansion Fundraising Update

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Thank you to all Larch Hills Nordic Society members who supported the Dancing with the Shuswap Stars Event. We raised $20,000 for the Chalet Expansion! It was an amazing event that had tremendous support from many in our community.

At the event the Shuswap Rotary Club presented the Larch Hills Nordic Society with a cheque for $5,000 in support of the Chalet Expansion. We are very grateful for this very generous contribution to the project.

To date the Chalet Expansion Project has raised just over $100,000. This total includes contributions from the Larch Hills Nordic Society, Dancing With the Stars, community sponsorship donations, and personal donations. If you would like to contribute to the project you can now receive a tax receipt if the donation is made through Cross Country Canada. Please see the donation form here.

Lantern Ski 2016

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Larch Hills is pleased to host our annual Lantern Ski on December 29th starting at 5PM. Please see the poster below for more information (click to enlarge)


Sprint Trail Construction Underway

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As some of you may have noticed on the webcam, some logging has been going on in the stadium area. Do not fear, a cutblock is not happening right next to the stadium, but we are clearing some space for an expanded stadium and a sprint trail. Please take care when in the area and to respect the people working there.

Larch Hills Nordics 2016 Ski/Board Swap

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When? Saturday, Oct 22, 2016 11:00 am Start

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

Early Drop Off at Skookum: Mon Oct 17 to Thurs October 20

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 3:00 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 or Volunteers please contact Cam Brown at or 250-833-6631

Chalet Expansion Renders Now Available

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The Larch Hills Chalet Expansion renderings are available for the general membership to see online. Please forward any written questions and comments to The Chalet Expansion Committee would also like to invite the general membership to an Open House on Tuesday, May 31 in Room 1 at the Rec. Centre. Larger copies of the renderings will be available for viewing. In addition, members of the committee will be present to answer questions.

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General Meeting April 12

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The last General Meeting of the year will be on Tuesday, April 12 in room 1 of the SASCU Recreation Centre at 7 pm.

View the agenda here.

Upcoming Annual General Meeting

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There will be the Annual General Meeting today, March 15 at 7pm in Room 1 at the SASCU Community Centre.

View the agenda here.

A reminder that Abbi will selling Askew’s gift cards with proceeds going to the junior race team.

Motion for Chalet Expansion Approved at General Meeting

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There was a record turnout for the Larch Hills Nordic Society General Meeting held Tuesday, January 12, 2016, with 205 people in attendance.  Out of the votes cast for the motion presented, 85.5 % were in favour of the motion to approve chalet expansion.  The results were as follows: 165 votes in favour, 27 votes not in favour, and 1 spoiled ballot, for a total of 193 votes cast.

The motion that was passed at the General Meeting is as follows:

The Larch Hills Nordic Society approves expansion of the existing chalet to approximately 3600 square feet, providing the following requirements are met:

  1. Funds to undertake this project are obtained through a combination of the following:
    1. fundraising activities
    2. grants
    3. donations of cash, in kind labor, services, and supplies
    4. funds currently available in the LHNS “Infrastructure Account”
    5. other sources of funding that may become available
  2. Formal Architect drawn plans are obtained by the Chalet Expansion Committee and shared with the LHNS Membership with an invitation for suggestions and feedback.
    1. Finalized plans, taking member input into consideration, are submitted to the LHNS Executive for review and approval.
  3. The currently planned Climate Update Study is completed and shared with the LHNS Membership and Executive within three months, and prior to any new chalet construction.
    1. Chalet expansion construction may commence upon approval from the LHNS Executive provided that the Climate Update Study suggests a reasonable likelihood of skiable conditions through most of the existing Larch Hills Recreation Area an average of 60 days per season for most of the seasons during the next fifteen years.

We would like to thank the members who came to the General Meeting to hear the presentation by the Chalet Expansion Committee, ask questions and provide comments, and then vote.

We would also like to say a big thank you to the members of the Chalet Expansion Committee for their hard work and commitment over the past two years. Your dedication is greatly appreciated by the Board of Directors and members of the Larch Hills Nordic Society.

The full Chalet Expansion present can be downloaded here.

General Meeting January 12, 2016

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Chalet Expansion Proposal Presentation – please see revised Agenda below

There will be a General Meeting this Tuesday, January 12, 2016; please see the Agenda below for complete Meeting details. The Chalet Expansion Committee was struck at a General Meeting in November 2013. Several members of the LHNS have dedicated many hours of their time to the work of this committee over the past two years. The Chalet Expansion proposal was initially presented at the November 10, 2015 General Meeting.

The General Meeting starts at 7 pm, at the SASCU Recreation Centre Auditorium/Gym. The Society encourages all interested members to attend. Note: We respectfully ask that members at large who wish to ask questions / speak at the meeting limit themselves to 3 minutes maximum to allow other members the opportunity to do so as well.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you tomorrow night.

Agenda is below:

Important reminder: attendees must be current, paid up registered members of the Larch Hills Nordic Society (LHNS) to be entitled to vote.

Per LHNS bylaws, junior members are not entitled to vote. Junior members are those members who are under eighteen (18) years as of December 31 of the calendar year in question.


  • Welcome / Opening Remarks
  • Presentation by the Chalet Expansion Committee
  • Question & Answer Session related to the Presentation
  • Presentation of Motion for Approval of Chalet Expansion by member of Chalet Expansion Committee
  • Discussion on Motion
  • Vote on Motion for Approval of Chalet Expansion
  • Open Forum
  • Adjournment
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