News & Events


Posted: April 15, 2019

Lack of volunteers forces Inuvik to cancel this year's loppet

CBC NORTH: Organizers hope to hold the loppet again next year.

Posted: April 10, 2019

A year after its 50th, Top of the World Loppet is cancelled

CABIN RADIO: Last year, Inuvik’s Top of the World Loppet celebrated its 50th anniversary. This year, it's not happening at all.

Posted: April 01, 2019

Nordiq Canada: New Brand for National XC Ski Organization

  • Formerly Cross Country Canada, the Nordiq Canada brand was launched during a celebration at the 2019 Canadian Ski Championships in Ottawa. Check out the new landing page at #NordiqCanada
Posted: February 18, 2019

Bereft of volunteers, Inuvik ski club draws up survival plan

CABIN RADIO: On December 10, the Inuvik Ski Club wrote an open letter to its community.

Posted: February 18, 2019

Inuvik Ski Club seeks community support

INUVIK DRUM: The Inuvik Ski Club is calling on members of the community to step up and help restore the club as it continues to struggle with a lack of volunteers and board members.



Inuvik Ski Events

The Inuvik Ski Club hosts programs and events throughout the ski season (October/November to April/May). Events include:

  • Coaching/first-aid/officials workshops
  • Moonlight skis
  • Grooming and waxing clinics
  • Open houses
  • Loppets and races
  • Family ski days


  • The Inuvik Ski Club sends out a weekly email with updates on the Club's programs and upcoming events.
  • If you have any feedback on this newsletter (ideas for content, requests for information, etc.), please get in touch with the club’s communications volunteers at


Posted: February 6, 2019

Cross Country Canada Survey Results

Posted: January 5, 2019

Pioneering Inuvik ski coach passes away, leaving legacy

CABIN RADIO: Bjorger Pettersen, the former Inuvik ski coach hailed as a legend of his sport, has passed away at the age of 76.

Posted: December 21, 2018

CBC Northbeat Video Piece

CBC NORTHBEAT: Video piece about the Inuvik Ski Club's struggling operations.

  • Aired on CBC Northbeat on December 20th, 2018. By Mackenzie Scott, CBC Inuvik.
Posted: December 20, 2019

Facing 'overwhelming' workload, Inuvik Ski Club temporarily closes

CBC NORTH: Club sent letter to members last Monday, plans to re-open in January.

Posted: December 10, 2018

Open Letter to Ski Community

Posted: November 21, 2018

Cross Country Canada Brand Survey

CROSS COUNTRY CANADA: Participate in CCC's Brand Survey and help to revitalize and define cross-country skiing in Canada. Announcement of brand at FIS World Cup Finals in Quebec City on March 22, 2019.

Posted: September 25, 2018

Ski Club Opener: September 2018

Become a Member for the 2018-2019 Season, National Coaches Week, and NCCP's Introduction to Community Coaching Module for Cross Country Skiing is now available online! Take it and become a qualified community coach for the Active Start stage of athlete development.

Posted: June 4, 2018

Inuvik Drum: Inuvik Ski Club celebrates volunteers

INUVIK DRUM: Inuvik’s ski trails saw their final run of the season in early May, and the Inuvik Ski Club celebrated the end of another season with a volunteer appreciation barbecue May 28.

Posted: May 23, 2018

2017-2018 Season Feedback Form

The Board of Directors is already beginning to plan for next year, and we'd like your input. Now is an opportunity to tell us what was liked, loved, lacking, and how the club can meet your needs and interests in the future!

Posted: April 24, 2018

Inuvik Ski Club hosts 50th Loppet

INUVIK DRUM: The Inuvik Ski Club hosted the 50th annual Top of the World Loppet April 6-8.

Posted: April 6, 2018

Inuvik's 50th ski loppet unites local cross-country ski legend with the next generation

CBC NORTH: The 3-day event begins Friday and will include a 100m race and 15km race.

Posted: April 6, 2018

Inuvik prepares for 50th Top of the World Loppet

"Inuvik skiers and visitors alike will be ripping through the powder on local ski trails this weekend."

Posted: March 24, 2018

The Finest Spring Skiing In The World

"Inuvik’s races once hosted world champions. Now it's all about fun."

Posted: January 28, 2018

Canada Post's 'Women in Winter Sports' honours NWT's Firth sisters

CABIN RADIO: Four-time nordic skiing Olympians Sharon Firth and Shirley Firth Larsson, born in Aklavik, star in new Canada Post stamps celebrating women in winter sports.

Posted: November 12, 2017

Preparing for a historic anniversary

"Patrick Gall, president of the Inuvik Ski Club, and Holly Jones, vice-president, are hoping for a busy season at the club this winter in preparation for the 50th Top of the World Loppet next spring."

Posted: May 20, 2017

2016-2017 Season Feedback Form

The Board of Directors is already beginning to plan for next year, and we'd like your input. Now is an opportunity to tell us what was liked, loved, lacking, and how the club can meet your needs and interests in the future!