Reino Keski-Salmi Loppet

2022 Sunday, January 16 – Sunday, January 30

2022 Loppet “Virtual” Only

We have made the difficult decision to cancel our competitive Loppet again this year due to rising Covid cases and potential restrictions. Therefore we will again be hosting a “Virtual” RKS Loppet for 2022.

If you are keen to keep your Loppet streak going, then from Sunday January 16th to Sunday January 30th we will make it easy for you to get out and ski the various courses by marking them with our standard Loppet signage. We will mark the following routes:

Recreational: 10 km, 17 km, 30 km

Competitive: 5 km, 10 km, 17 km, 34 km

This is not a timed race, but if you participate in the “Virtual” RKS Loppet, please e-mail a photo, your name and the course(s) completed to manager@skilarchhills.ca and get entered for some great draw prizes. Remember to post photos of yourself along the route on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/SkiLarchHills/) or tag us on Instagram (www.instagram.com/skilarchhills/)

Please remember that this event is in support of the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

To donate please go here: https://my.crowdchange.ca/w3f4lo

• GROOMING: Over the two week period, we will be trying to keep the course in good shape but check the Larch Hills grooming report for up-to-date information. Please be understanding as we must prioritize safety on all our trails, and not ask too much of our volunteer groomers!  This is a great chance to ski both the competitive and also recreational routes over the two weeks. 
• NO MARHSALLING/AID STATIONS: This is not a single day race so no course marshalls or aid stations will be available. Treat this like a recreational ski and bring your own supplies (food, wax, phone, water, clothing/layers, map, cell phone coverage map).
• COVID RESTRICTIONS: Please follow current PHO guidelines.  As of Dec. 31, 2021 there are no guidelines restricting skiing at Larch Hills other than limited numbers and masking required in the chalet.
• BUSY TIMES: January 22rd and January 29th (Saturdays) can be busy with Jackrabbits/Ski team in the mornings from 10am-12pm, so we recommend avoiding these times if you can participate on another day. The ski team will be doing an Larch Hills only timed event on January 22nd during regular practice time.
• SAFETY: Ski in control down hills and be safe! Ski with a buddy and make sure someone knows you are out there and when to expect you back.
• MEMBERSHIP OR DAY USE TICKET REQUIRED: You must be a member for the 2020/2021 season or pay for a day use ticket and sign in to use the Larch Hills trails
• MAPS: Details on the route and downloadable maps can be found on the right side of this page.
• The cell phone coverage map can be found here (sizable areas of no coverage around CEC’s cabin and the South Hub): https://skilarchhills.ca/trail-safety/cell-phone-reception-areas/ Emergency: Call 250-833-LHNS (250-833-5467) or 9-1-1 (90 min response time) 

 

Reino Keski-Salmi Loppet