Larch Hills eNews –  BC Cup #1, Canine Trail, Arwen’s Dream, Survive Outside, New Emergency #

BC Cup#1 

Larch Hills is hosting BC Cup #1 on January 4th and 5th. Entry Deadline is January 1, 2020.

We are still looking for volunteers to help in many areas for the weekend. Please consider helping out by signing up for a shift or two.  Use the link below to sign up or email Jana Elliott at


Trail Access Changes During BC Cup #1, January 4th and 5th.

Although the vast majority of the Larch Hills trail network will be open at all times, please note that there will be some trail closures during the race time periods of the BC Cup race being held January 4th (9am until 3:30pm) and January 5th(9am until noon).  In addition, it is requested that dogs be kept off of the dog trails during these time periods as the trails will be busy with skiers testing wax and warming up for their races.  Maps of the trail access changes will be posted on the bulletin board in the stadium.  You can also find them on-line at  for Saturday, January 4th and at for Sunday January 5th.

Thank you for your co-operation and understanding during this busy time.

Arwen’s Dream Opening Ski Tour

14 LHNS skiers gathered on Saturday morning Dec. 28 to ski Arwen’s Dream. Along the way we chatted about the journey (2016 – 2018) of planning and referring the proposal to our “neighbours”, to helpful government agency folks and to Tolko’s Industries staff and then developing the trail starting in mid-April 2019.  Many LHNS club members contributed their skills, and support along the way. Thanks everyone!
After the ski tour we gathered in the Chalet to chat and enjoy Deb’s home-baked treats and coffee.
“If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” – African proverb

Skiers L>R: Pat Bakker and Jonathon Bakker, Noelle Cox, Deb Phillips, Cherlyn Drew, John Drew, Phil McIntyre-Paul, George Jackson, David Bakker, Keith Cox Geoff Lawless. Not in photo: Barb & Val Heckrodt and George Zorn – photo     


Survive Outside Presentation
Saturday, January 11, 2020 

Two Free 90 minute sessions on Trip Planning, Training & Taking Essentials, Personal Preparedness and Search and Rescue with a focus on the Larch Hills Recreation Area.

All participants receive free safety gear!

Time: 10 am  OR  12:30 pm

Pre-register before Friday, Jan 10 (maximum 30 people per session)

Presenters:  Salmon Arm Volunteer Search & Rescue and Larch Hills Volunteer Safety Hosts – Emergency Responders.


250-833-LHNS (5467)


If you, someone you’re with, or someone you come upon on the trails needs help in getting back to the chalet, or other help,
you can call for assistance if
You have your cell phone with this number in it.
The caller may have to move location to be in cell range. See the on-trails posted cell reception maps and/or the LHNS Members 2019/20 Emergency Responders Contacts List with Cell Reception Map available free from the Sign Kiosk pamphlet box across from the Chalet’s main door.
You will hear a message redirecting you to call the number of either a LHNS Safety Host currently on the trails, or our Operations Manager at the Chalet – either of whom can get a snowmobile and safety equipment to where it is needed.
If there is no local LHNS person on site, you will be instructed to call 911.  Their response could be from 60 to 90 minutes, or more.
There is no monitoring of this ER number and messages left at it will not be responded to.

The following is a jpeg of the Safety Hosts Contacts:

Please refer to this link to see the No Cell Reception coverage area:



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