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2017-2018 Program Registration

Lappe's Club and Program Registration for 2017- 2018 is now available at Past online registrations required Zone4 fees and vendor credit card fees to be added on at the end of the registration transactions. In the interest of simplicity and transparency, Lappe has adjusted its club and program fees so the Zone4 and credit card fees are included in the advertised club and program fees. HST on program fees (club membership fees are exempt) are still added on at the end of each registration transaction.

For Program Descriptions, visit the Program section of the website. For Trail pass information visit the Trail Pass Fees section of the website.

Register online at Once at the Zone4 website, type LAPPE Nordic Ski Club in the search box at the top to see all of Lappe's current registrations. (you will have to scroll down a bit since the registration page has been open since May). 


Kamview Nordic Center Run/Walk for Reijo

As part of their trail run series, Kamview Nordic Center is hosting a Run/Walk for Reijo in memory of Reijo Puiras and the outstanding contribution that he made to Thunder Bay and the Canadian Ski Community on Tuesday, September 19. Registration is on-site from 5:00 to 6:00 pm, and the race starts at 6:30 pm. Entry fee $10. All proceeds from this event will be given to the Reijo Puiras Legacy Fund. Visit Kamview's website for more information.


2017 Sawdust Run

Saturday, September 30 at 10:00 am at the Lappe Nordic Ski Center. 

Come out and test your summer training program or just come out for a morning of fun and participate in the Recreational Division. Check out the poster here.

Registration is online at and closes at midnight on Thursday, September 28. Registration is available on site from 8:00 to 9:00 am on race day, subject to a late registration penalty of $10.


Big Bunny's Fall Jackrabbit Camp

Spread the word!  Our fall Jackrabbit camp "Big Bunny's Rabbit Round Up," will take place on Saturday, September 16, 2017, from 11 am to 4:30 pm.  We are encouraging all children aged 7-12 years to participate.  A membership in the Lappe Nordic Ski Club is not necessary; please invite your friends and checkout and share the Fall Camp Poster

Register online at Zone4.


Volunteer Appreciation Party - Sept. 27

We just want to say THANK YOU!!!

All volunteers, Lappe Club members and others who are not Lappe Club members, who volunteered this past season for any Lappe Club hosted event are invited.

Note: This party is NOT intended for those who volunteered at only Ontario Cup or Nationals events as those events are not Lappe hosted only events and they have their own volunteer appreciation parties.

Party Details - It's going to be a fun party!

Date: Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Prince Arthur Hotel

What's Happening: Hot and cold hors d'oeuvres, cake, non-alcoholic beverages, cash bar, live music, party games with prizes for kids and others who like to have fun, draw prizes, and a big thank you from Lappe's Board of Directors.

We just want to say THANK YOU for helping the Club to continue to be successful in helping folks to stay active in the sport we all love.

IMPORTANT – You MUST register to attend!!!!

We need everyone to register (it’s free) by September 17 so we know how much food to order. The hors d'oeuvres are being catered by the hotel so we want to have enough for all who attend but do not want to be wasteful or spend Club funds needlessly.

Registration will also provide us with the list of names from which to draw for prizes, so you really don't want to miss out on that.

Online Registration at Zone4


Masters World Cup - Minneapolis

The Masters World Cup (MWC2018) is coming to Minnesota January 19–26, 2018. A Lappe Nordic Team is being coordinated for this event and we would like to have you join the team. This event is for skiers 30 years old and older and we are very excited to organize a team to attend the event this winter.

For all the details read the "Masters for Minneapolis pdf". Register on Zone4.


Canadian Ski National at Lappe - March 10 to 17, 2018

Once again, we will be hosting racers from across the country for the Canadian Ski Nationals. If you would like to volunteer please contact Mary Ellen Ripley. Event specific website will be available in October. 


Coach's Notes Spring 2017

Kevin's Spring Coach's Notes are an interesting recap of this past season and a look at what's ahead.


Kids Running Wild Handbook

Everything you wanted to know about the Kids Running Wild 2017 Spring/Summer program is in the Kids Running Wild HANDBOOK including the schedule. 

Spring and Summer Programs


For more information, see poster!  Register on Zone4.

And here are more specific details on the Spring Kids Running Wild program as well as the Spring & Summer Adult Dryland Fit programs.


IN-ACTION Trail Run/Walk Series 2017 (Free entry)

Register on Zone4 for one or more of our four fun trial run/walk series (2nd Thursday of the month) at Centennial Park. These are self-timed (if you wish) events for you to meet up with others and go at whatever pace you desire.  See the poster for more details.



Raffle and Award Winners 

It's all done! The Run & Ski windup was a great success thanks to the many volunteers and some help from Mother Nature - she let the temperature drop below zero Friday night so we didn't have a "slush cup" event.

In addition to a fun race event, we had the pleasure to honour a number of members with Club and other awards and draw the names of the lucky winners of the Lappe Club Raffle.

First, here are the Raffle winners:

And here are our award winners:

Ski Nationals 2018 Announcement

The Canadian Ski Nationals will be held at Lappe Nordic Ski Centre once again.  Lakehead Superior Nordic Association (LSNA), a joint venture between Lappe and Big Thunder Ski Clubs will host the event March 10 - 17.  Cross Country Canada's (CCC) announcement can be found here. More detail can be found in the official press release.

You can get a jump on registering to be a volunteer at this exciting National event by registering right now on Zone4. Check out the PDF Volunteer Descriptions or contact the 2018 Ski Nationals Volunteer Coordinator for more information.


Catch up on how Lappe's top racers are doing on the circuit by visiting the blog for Michael Somppi, the blog for Andy Shields, and the blog for Evan Palmer-Charrette.


Be part of the team!

Individualized and group training plans, one-on-one instructions and great team spirit. Check out our programs section for more information or...

Contact Head Coach Kevin Shields at or call him at 346-8084.


Lappe Nordic Ski Club is a "club", not a business, that operates primarily through the efforts of its members who volunteer time and effort.  This allows the club to operate its many excellent programs with very low fees for its member participants.  To ensure this continues, the Lappe Board has introduced a formal Volunteer Engagement plan.  This plan details volunteer opportunities as well as exemptions for new members and members in the younger Jackrabbit programs.


Volunteer Opportunities
Are you ready to join a dynamic group of volunteers? Read on....

The operation of the Lappe Nordic Ski Club and the programs and services we provide depend upon the volunteer efforts of our members. With the exception of one paid coach, the ski club is run entirely by the efforts of tireless volunteers. Volunteering for our club is a great way to learn new skills, meet new people and have fun!

You can help by volunteering in different ways:

Here are a list of the key positions that need to be filled, in addition to those mentioned above.

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