Top of the World Loppet


The Inuvik Drum, April 1971, featuring Fred "The Express" Kelly on the front page. - Inuvik Ski Club Society Archive

Starting in 1968, the Top of the World Loppet (or Top of the World Ski Races/Championships, as it was known then) has invited elite and recreational skiers alike to challenge themselves on the beautiful Mackenzie Delta trails under the springtime sun.

The Finest Spring Skiing in the World


Video by David Stewart (Inuvialuit Communications Society)

2018 marked 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.

In The News

Event Summary

“…In future years, it is anticipated that this event will continue to grow locally as a sporting opportunity for young skiers, and as a larger outreach opportunity for the ISC. With difficulties in club capacity, including equipment, funding, and volunteers, the ISC hopes to reach out to local and territorial supports, such as Cross Country NWT, Sport North, and the NWT Recreation and Parks Association to seek additional assistance for the event.

The following report describes the vision and outcomes that guided the event and outlines the budget and marketing tools used. A report from the event coordinator and media coverage of the Loppet have been included in the appendix. For additional information or questions about this report, please contact me at

Thank you,

Patrick Gall

President, Inuvik Ski Club”

Participants ski through the Inuvik Ski Club stadium at the 50th Top of the World Loppet in April 2018.Photo courtesy of: Kristian Binder, Eighty One Images