Elementary Schools Ski Host Program

Larch Hills Nordics (LHN) volunteers are keen to provide an opportunity for School District #83 elementary school students and their teachers to gain familiarity with the Larch Hills trails through the LHN School Ski Host Program.

Up to three (3) ski sessions are available to each participating school class, usually one session per week.  We aim for about 10 students per Ski Host Volunteer.

Membership in LHN is not required for students or teachers. There is a cost of $25/class/day. Payment will be by credit card, cash, or cheque. Online registration will opened at 7 am Thursday, December 1, 2023 on Zone4 with a limit of 5 classes at Larch Hills per day.

The School Ski Host Program began in January 2009. Students, Teachers and Larch Hills Ski Host Volunteers have participated each January since 2009. The number of young smiling skiers enjoying the Larch Hills trails continues to grow!

During the Larch Hills January – February 2023 Schools Ski Host season, 880 different students participated and 21 teachers from 12 local schools. 38 Larch Hills Nordics Volunteers hosted 2053 student visits! Thanks to Program Coordinator, Steve Rodwell for scheduling school class visits to Larch Hills and for teaming up Larch Hills Volunteer Ski Hosts for each class.

Thanks to these 38 cheerful Larch Hills Nordics Volunteers for hosting January and February 2023 School visits by young skiers!

Marcia & Jim Beckner, Hannah Breugem, Jeff Chesham, Pat Danforth, Kirsten Earl,
Steve Fabro, Rod Gilmer, Val Heckrodt, Karen Hoover, Lorne Hunter, Pat Hutchins,
Garry Landers, Reinhard Liebich, Eleanor & Tom Marshall, Craig McBride, Kerry Miller, Pauline & Peter Molnar, Lee Morgan, Richard Motz, Erica Nitchie, Betty Parsons,
Cammy Pieper, Wayne Pierce, Guido Reichlin, Louis-Marc Simard, Eva & Brian Smith, Karen Waldie, Terry & Dave Wallensteen, Phil Wallensteen, Trish Wallensteen, Phil Wright,
Jeanetta & George Zorn 

Many schools participate in bringing their classes to experience the trails and are very appreciative of the volunteers who commit their time to provide this wonderful opportunity.  If you are interested in helping host school groups in January 2024 please contact Steve Rodwell. See contact info. below.

All registration must be done through Zone 4.   

  • Registration opened at 7am Thursday, December 1, 2022.
    Deadline for Registration: was Thursday Dec. 15, 2022
  • Bookings / Classes will begin Tuesday, January 3, 2023 through to Friday, February 24, 2023
  • There is a $25 per class per day fee to be paid when you register.  These funds help pay for plowing the parking lot, track setting, bathroom supplies and other general maintenance.  Again, thank you in advance for all your support with this.  These important funds allow our facilities to operate.

Click on Zone4 Link below. Registration has closed!

Larch Hills Elementary School Program | Zone4 Online Registration


New Ski Hosts: If you have questions or want to volunteer for January 2024 Ski Host sessions please contact:
Steve Rodwell at asrodwel@gmail.com and/ or 250 463-2388