The goal of Cross Country NWT (formerly known as the NWT Ski Division) is to develop and promote the sport of cross country skiing throughout the Northwest Territories, Canada.
Any NWT ski clubs interested in hosting the 2017 NWT Ski Championships are invited to contact Cross Country NWT at email@example.com
The NWT Ski Division is pleased to announce the Arctic Winter Games Ski Team for 2016:
The NWT Ski Division is seeking volunteers to fill a number of positions on the NWT Ski Division Board. Are you interested in being involved in the Ski Division? The Board meets for one hour on the second Thursday of each month. Your volunteer contribution can be as little as 12 hours per year or more depending on how much time you are willing to devote.
The following positions are available:
Secretary: Record minutes, including motions at the meeting of the Board, AGM and Special meetings and make them available to the members. Keep the Division’s records in order.
Communications: Prepares updates and information for the Ski Clubs on various events or notices. Give updates on Ski Clubs and Ski Division events to Sport North for their website. Although part of the responsibility is to ensure the website is maintained and up to date, you do not have to maintain the website.
Events: To share ideas of fun club events,suggest links/resources to get more ideas for club events and coordinate/oversee planning for a variety of events where the Ski Division has a role.
If you are interested in any of the above positions please email Angela Littlefair at the NWT Ski Division or phone: 867-445-5855
The NWT Ski Division is proud to celebrate the induction of Sharon and Shirley Firth to the Class of 2015 in Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame.
Hay River and Fort Smith will jointly host the 2018 Arctic Winter Games. This marks the first time since 1978 that the Games will be hosted in an NWT community outside of Yellowknife. Cross country skiing will be held at the Fort Smith Ski Club and Sport Chair for cross country skiing for 2018 is Patti-Kay Hamilton. CBC article
The Fort Smith Ski Club hosted the Thebacha Loppet on March 7, 2015, the oldest loppet in Western Canada. For more info and great historic photos, check out this CBC article.
Congratulations to all the skiers who competed in Prince George. Our team had a great time and skied well. Both the weather and hospitality were warm and the facilities top notch. Many thanks to our coaches Corey McLachlan, Sheena Tremblay, Lynn Hanthorn and Stephen Dunbar for their support and good cheer.
Congratulations to Annah Hanthorn, who is from Fort McPherson, NWT, but skied for the Yukon team. Annah won a gold and bronze medal as well as two 4th place finishes. Fantastic!
The NWT ski community sends out a huge congratulations to Annah Hanthorn of Fort McPherson for qualifying for Canada’s Junior National Ski Team. This remarkable skier from one of our small northern towns is one of only 13 skiers selected from all of Canada. Annah will continue to train this season in Whitehorse. We look forward to watching her do great things this coming season.