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Need information or clarification about Lappe's fall or winter programs? 

Contact Lappe Program Manager: Rena Viehbeck

Kids Running Wild and Fall Track Attack Program

Thursdays and some Saturdays at 6:00 pm starting Thursday, September 13 at Centennial Park. Meet at the chalet.

Program Coordinator and lead Coach: Katherine Hall
Orienteering lead: Holly Fleming

Click here for the KRW Handbook. A weekly email will be sent to registered participants

Sawdust Run
Saturday, October 6 at 10:00 am

Join us for the annual Sawdust Run! Saturday October 6 at 10am. Runners of all ages and abilities will take to the trails of Lappe Nordic Ski Centre. This year’s run includes distances for all abilities - enjoy the 5.4 km traditional event, or challenge yourself to two laps for 10.8 km.

There is a 100m dash for kids 5 & under, 900m Run for Atom boys & girls, and 2 km event for Pee Wee and Midget runners!

Category prizes, draw prizes, and post race BBQ following the event!

Register online at by Thursday October 4 at midnight!
(10$ late registration fee after that and available until 9 am race day, on-site, payable by credit card).

Here's the poster.

Time to Register for Fall Programs!
2018-2019 Program Registration

It is time to register for:

Lappe's Club and Program Registration for 2018- 2019 is available beginning May 1 at For quick reference, view our 2018-2019 Programs and Fees (with prices, duration, and start dates).

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).   


JOIN LAPPE'S Junior and Senior RACE TEAMS! 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 Eric Bailey.

Exciting News!! Lappe Hires New Head Coach & Program Manager

We are excited to announce that we have hired the team of Eric Bailey as Club Head Coach, and Rena Viehbek as Club Program Manager to deliver quality family oriented programming to club members, as well as to provide exceptional coaching to the athletes on Lappe Nordic’s race teams.

Rena, a former Lakehead U ski team athlete who raced for Canada at the FISU games, as Program Manager, will provide administrative support and coordination for Lappe’s programs: Bunny/Jackrabbit program, Track Attack program, Midget Ski Team, Kids Running Wild, Junior and Adult Race Teams, Masters programs, and Recreational Technique programs. She will also liaise with our school program.

Eric, one of Canada’s most accomplished ski coaches, brings 20 years of experience at all levels from club to NTDC to the National Team. He holds his Level 3 CCC coach qualification, as well as Master Coach Developer and Evaluator. His coaching philosophy, to provide a fun and energic environment rooted in sports science, will lead our club race teams to the next level. Eric has also been a key volunteer as Chief of Course at the last two Canadian Ski Nationals hosted in Thunder Bay.

Both Rena and Eric grew up in Thunder Bay’s ski community starting at the Jackrabbit level, racing and coaching at LU and beyond. Both are parents of young families and are excited to join our team of great volunteers, families and athletes.


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.



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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