Larch Hills Chalet Expansion Update
THANK YOU Larch Hills Ski Club and Friends
The numbers are in for the 34th Annual Reino Keski-Salmi Loppet and they all add up to tremendous support from the Larch Hills Ski Club, it’s friends and sponsors. The result was an exceptional event.
The NUMBERS include: 6 cm of fresh snow and 1 incredible tracksetting team that perfected 25 km of perfect track. $5468 raised for the Heart and Stoke Foundation to combine for a total of $408,818 over the past 34 years. 32 sponsors that we can all show our support for. Find them on our website. 462 skiers, 175 of them were children Skiers from ages 1 to 83 Way to go Kelsey Klapstein, our 2 ½ year old youngest finisher 67 combined years of Loppet skiing between Gullan Hansen and John Henderson
225 volunteers and thousands of volunteer hours. Thank you to each of you, everyone essential to the “well oiled machine” that is our RKSL!
Including skiers and volunteers, possibly half of our over 1000 member club came out to support or participate. Super thanks to you all.
Congratulations to Controller duo Carmen and Ellen Underhill and 34 year volunteer veteran Georgia McLeod for receiving the Spirit of Volunteerism Award
2 unsurpassed race announcers contributing for 29 years.
Sincere thanks to Steve and Jean King.
Skiers that were here from 1000s of km away. They came from B.C., Alberta, California, Montana, Washington, Belgium and Australia.
Thank you Everyone!
RKSL results can be found at skilarchhills.ca
Video credit goes to Sarah and Adam Lauzé
Larch Lake Bogs Route Ski Tour News – Jan. 22, 2018
As of Monday, January 22 ski tracks and additional orange blazes now mark the forested routes (total 3.0K) linking three of the four Larch Lake area bogs: “400M Bog”, 200M Bog” and “150M Bog”.
Access points to each route are defined along track set Larch Hills Road and Larch Lake Loop and non-track set Log Roller by large coroplast “You Are Here” map signs. Orange blazes along the routes are most easily seen by skiing in a clockwise, west to east direction from the west of Cec’s Cabin “You Are Here” map. Skiing and blaze marking in and out of the “100M Bog” (0.8K) have not yet been done this season.
These are “stealthy’ ski touring routes. Route marking from each trail head is inconspicuous at the entry point to avoid summer damage to the bogs. “You Are Here” signs are posted for the deep snow ski season only.
The Larch Lake Bogs Ski Tour Route was “opened” with a Thursday Geezer ski tour on January 4, 2007 and has been maintained since then.
Bogs Route Ski Tour Map at: https://skilarchhills.ca/maps/
Photo: January 4, 2007 Thursday Geezer Bogs Route Ski Tour