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Welcome to the Lappe Nordic Ski Club's website. We are a family-friendly volunteer-based recreation, fitness, skill development and racing ski club. We offer programs for all levels from the 4+ Bunny to the 50+ Master. If you have any questions or can't find what you are looking for on the website, please contact the club's Program Manager, Rena Viehbeck.

Although the most up-to date information about the club will always be found on this page you can Follow us on Facebook or join the Friends of Lappe Facebook Group. Members post great pictures and information.

Special Welcome! We welcome Annika Richardson who joins Evan Palmer-Charrette, Laura Inkila, Andy and Gavin Shields as a registered Lappe Club members, all of whom are elite racers and train to compete nationally and internationally. Find links to their blogs further down this page.



OTHER NEWS (details and links below)

Lappe Nordic Apparel Order- 2018

It is crunch time to get an order in for new Lappe Nordic Ski Apparel for the upcoming season. The club will be putting in custom orders for TOQUES&HEADBANDS, WARMUP PANTS & JACKETS, and RACESUITS.
We are going to act quickly to get this in as soon as possible, to get our order ASAP! Order details. Questions contact Katherine

Program Posters 

3 New Lappe Nordic Ski Club posters have been created to help simplify joining the club and reviewing all the program options.  Take a look.

2018/2019 Calendar

Plan your ski season with Lappe Nordic's 2018/2019 calendar

Midget, Junior, Youth, Senior and Masters' Training Groups and Race Teams

Join one of Lappe's training groups, and get ready for skiing We meet Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:00 pm, and Saturdays at 9:30 am for a great training session with our Club Head Coach. We have groups for ages 12 to 50+.

Note: Midgets only meet Thursdays and Saturdays for the Fall, then all three days on snow. The Youth Training group only meets Saturdays at 9:30 am. 

You can also join Lappe's Junior and Senior Race Teams. Individualized and group training plans, one-on-one instructions and great team spirit.

For details visit the Programs tab or email the Club's 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 Viehbeck 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.


Lappe's Top Racers' Blogs

Catch up on how Lappe's top racers are doing on the circuit by visiting the blog for Evan Palmer-Charrette and the blog for Annika Richardson.


Volunteer Engagement

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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