50th ANNIVERSARY TOP OF THE WORLD LOPPET
SATURDAY, APRIL 7 & SUNDAY, APRIL 8, 2018
IN THE NEWS
ABOUT THE LOPPET
This event will offer some of the finest spring skiing in the world, even after the end of many 2017-2018 ski seasons. Sunshine into the late night, excellent snow conditions, and the unique setting of the Mackenzie Delta will ensure an unforgettable loppet experience.
Inuvik was home to the Territorial Experimental Ski Training (TEST) program, which trained a host of Olympians, including Canada Sports Hall of Fame members and Aklavik sisters Sharon Firth and the late Shirley Firth Larsson. The Inuvik ski trails remain an important community heritage facility.
The Inuvik Ski Club has a large network of groomed trails and seven months of snow cover, providing one of the longest ski seasons anywhere. Ski trails are nestled between the treeless tundra and the northern boreal forest, with spectacular views of the Richardson Mountains and town centre. A mixture of winding, forested loops, and open, willow-lined descents make for a technical and fun topography.
Inuvik (‘place of people’ in Inuvialuktun) is the homeland of the Inuvialuit and Gwich’in peoples and residence for a wide variety of people and cultures. A place of rich diversity, Inuvik is located on the Mackenzie Delta – a maze of lakes and streams forming Canada’s largest freshwater delta, on the edge of the Arctic Ocean. The community is alive with activity during the spring, with weekly festivals and celebrations marking the return of warmer weather.
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