The Whiteshell Cross Country Ski Club was founded in 1973.  For a detailed account of the club's history please refer to the attached PDF compiled by Dennis Cann. The club hosts the Manitoba Loppet, the longest running annual cross-country ski race in the Province.

Status and Mission

The club is a not-for-profit, volunteer-based, recreational club dedicated to provide a network of excellent cross-country ski trails for recreational and competitive skiers and to actively support the programs and activities of the cross-country ski community of Manitoba.


The Club is affiliated with the provincial and national sport-governing bodies:

Board of Directors

  • Jeff Long (President)
  • Paul Chambers (Vice President)
  • Kevin Dearing (Treasurer, Jackrabbits)
  • Len Rasmussen (Secretary)
  • Doreen Bigalow (Membership)
  • Susan Barnett (Jackrabbits)
  • Peter Vilks (Ski Team)
  • Peter Vilks (Racers and Pacers)
  • Paul Chambers (Competition)
  • Kevin Jackson (Equipment)
  • Jennifer Ford (Grants)
  • Michelle Long (Covid 19 Response)
  • Willy Froese (Web Site)
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Feb 8, 2016, 3:19 PM