Programs

Elementary Schools Ski Host Program

Prior to the Friday, January 31, 2020 Larch Hills Elementary Schools Pirate Loppet, Larch Hills Nordics Society (LHNS) 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 LHNS School Ski Host Program.

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

There is no charge for these sessions, but donations to the LHNS towards the maintenance of the Larch Hills trails and facilities are gratefully accepted.
Donations may be sent to LHNS, Box 218 Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4N3 or deposited in the donation box at the top of the stairs by the Chalet. 

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

In January 2019, 455 students (528 students last year) from 9 local schools were hosted by 38 Larch Hills Nordics Volunteers for 1223 student visits (1216 student visits last year).
Thanks to Program Coordinator Karin Huster and Larch Hills Volunteer Ski Hosts for enabling an increase in student ski visits to Larch Hills.

Thank you to these 38 Larch Hills Nordics Volunteers for hosting the January 2019 School visits:

  • Antje Breugem
  • Barb Heckrodt
  • Beth Savage
  • Brian Smith
  • Cathy Hopkins
  • Daniela Bruns
  • David Miege
  • Eleanor Marshall
  • Elizabeth Eso
  • Eva Smith
  • Garry Landers
  • George Zorn
  • Guido Reichlin
  • Jeanetta Zorn
  • Jeff Chesham
  • Jim Beckner
  • Jim Nadler
  • Jim Cadden
  • Joyce Smith
  • Karen Waldie
  • Keith Wilkie
  • Kerry Miller
  • Kirsten Earl
  • Lee Morgan
  • Loretta Prosser
  • Lorne Hunter
  • Marcia Beckner
  • Pat Danforth
  • Pat Hutchins
  • Patti Perkins
  • Pauline Waelti
  • Peter Molnar
  • Reinhard Liebich
  • Richard Motz
  • Rob Savage
  • Steve Fabro
  • Trish Wallensteen
  • Val Heckrodt

Bookings for ski host sessions will close on December 1st 2019 for the January 2020 LHNS Schools Ski Host Program.

If you have questions or to sign up for Ski Host sessions please contact Karin Huster at 250-832-9959 or karin@huster.ca