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

"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 Drum Article, Thursday February 14th, 2019


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 20, 2019

Toque Design Contest

Calling all clubs and skiers: Club members are invited to enter a contest to design the 2019 Club fundraising toque!

  • Download the attached document to draw a design illustrating “what cross country skiing means to me.” CCC will put the top designs on Facebook where CCC members will vote to decide the 2019 Club Toque design!

Please email your design to by 23:59 on April 1.

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.

CBC Northbeat Video Piece

  • Video piece about the Inuvik Ski Club's struggling operations which aired on CBC Northbeat on December 20th, 2018. By Mackenzie Scott, CBC Inuvik.
Posted: December 20, 2019
  • Thank you to Mackenzie Scott for helping to get the word out. We all want a ski club that we can be proud to be involved with. Let's work together to find innovative solutions and make a plan for the future!
  • View the CBC article on the club's open letter here.
Posted: December 10, 2018

Cross Country Canada Brand Survey

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
  • Become a Member for the 2018-2019 Season
  • National Coaches Week
  • 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.

"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."

  • Inuvik Drum Article: Friday June 1st, 2018

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 28, 2018

50th Anniversary Highlights

  • 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the Top of the World Loppet and a great milestone in the Inuvik Ski Club’s 50+ year history. April 6-8th, 2018, races took place at the Inuvik Ski Club trails with almost 100 competitors, and a huge youth contingency. We are immensely proud of the work put into this Loppet, and of the joy and excitement experienced by the ski community over the weekend.
  • Thank you to everyone who contributed! Video by David Stewart (Inuvialuit Communications Society)

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

  • Inuvik Drum Article: Thursday April 12, 2018

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

  • Inuvik Drum Article: Thursday April 5, 2018

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

"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."

  • Inuvik Drum Article: Thursday November 9th, 2017

Cross Country Northwest Territories (CCNWT) is a non-profit volunteer organization, and serves two primary functions:

  • Territorial Sport Organization (TSO) for cross country skiing with Sport North.
  • Northwest Territories division of Cross Country Canada, the national sport governing body for cross country skiing.

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!

The activities of the Inuvik Ski Club take place on Treaty 11 territory, on the lands of the Gwich'in Settlement Region and of the Inuvialuit Settlement Region.