The goal of the NWT Ski Division is to develop and promote the sport of cross country skiing throughout the Northwest Territories, Canada.
2016 YK Ski Race Notice NEW DATE: February 27, 2016
The NWT Ski Championships for 2015/16 will be held in Fort Smith, February 13-14, 2016.
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 Arctic Winter Games Trials for cross country skiing will be held in Yellowknife December 10-12, 2015.
All athletes interested in trying out for cross country skiing must register and pay the $100 fee to Sport North by November 23, 2015. Athletes are responsible for ensuring they have a valid passport for the games.
Registration will be available soon on the Sport North website at:
The NWT Ski Division is pleased to announce the coaching team for Arctic Winter Games 2016:
Head Coach – Mike ArgueAssistant Coach – Sheena TremblayTeam Manager – Stephen Dunbar
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.