Programs

The Whiteshell Cross Country Ski Club offers programs for skiers of all ages and interests.

Jackrabbits

What: The Jackrabbit program involves cross country ski lessons aimed at school-age children and their parents. Its main objective is to pass on ski fundamentals within a framework of fun and games. We start with hikes and bike trips until the snow is on the ground. After that, you will usually finds us on the golf course. Most sessions are aimed at ski techniques, including downhill survival and six different skate-ski methods. Other sessions include tours, time trials and special events.
Where: Manitoba Hydro Substation* When: Every Sunday at 1:30PM Please refer to the calendar of events for weekly events!

Ski Team

What: The purpose of the Whiteshell Ski Team is to provide an opportunity for junior and adult skiers to improve technique and fitness, while having fun. Participation in racing is optional, although one of our aims is to promote racing and increase our club’s visibility on the Manitoba racing circuit. The Ski Team is run by Peter Vilks for junior and adult skiers interested in improving both their skiing and waxing technique, and their level of fitness. Competitive skiing is an optional goal.
Where: Manitoba Hydro Substation*
When: Every Monday at 7:00PM. On Wednesdays the Ski Team participates in our Racers and Pacers program. A third outing may occur either Friday evening or Sunday morning at 10:00. (see Calendar of Events).
For more information please contact Peter Vilks at vilksp@mts.net

Racers and Pacers

What: Racers and Pacers is a fun event where participants have the option of racing or just getting some excercise (pacers) in a social setting.
Racer: Skiers who ski a handicapped time trial of 1,2,3,or 4 laps.
Pacer: A skier who just would like to ski without participating in the time trial.
Where: The Pinawa Club
When: Every Wednesday at 7:00PM (Please show up early to register for the time-trial).
Course: The course will be set for both skate & classic skiing.

Typical race times will be in the range of 20-30 minutes,depending on racer’s or pacer’s age and ability. There will be no registration fee for the weekly event; but for insurance purposes, skiers must have a current registration with a Canadian ski club. The course will be set for both skate & classical skiing

Other Programs

We also provide basic training sessions within the local school system. From time to time we offer special clinics. Notice of these clinics is posted on this website and in the local media. Often we will have social ski outings as well. For more a list of events happening this year please see the Calendar of Events or event notices on our blog.


* The Manitoba Hydro Substation is located on highway 211 between Aberdeen and Vanier

WSXCSC Meeting point


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