About Our Club


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:

Ski Club Executive

    • Susan Barnett (President)

    • Paul Chambers (Vice President)

    • Kevin Dearing (Treasurer)

    • Len Rasmussen (Secretary & Jackrabbits Coordinator)

    • Jeff Long (Trails)

    • Kevin Jackson (Equipment)

    • Michelle Long (Membership & Communication)

    • Peter Vilks (Loppet & Competitive Skiing)

    • Dorothy Quayle (Grants)

    • Open Position (Social)