When is too cold to race?
Have a look at what Cross Country Canada says in the document Cold Weather Advice for Race Events.  Then check out Lappe's Cold Weather Club Race Event Cancellation Policy.


Event Schedule

Check out our Google Club Calendar for dates of Lappe Nordic's events or review the current plan for the 2016-2017 event schedule below.

# Event Date(s) FORMAT/NOTES
1 Sawdust XC Run Sat., Oct. 8 Running XC
2 Lappe Open House Sat. Oct. 15 Registration, Ski Swap, Orienteering
3 Trail & Chalet Cleanup Sat. Oct 29 Get shipshape for winter
4 Lappe Sports Day Sat., Nov. 19 TBD
5 Fresh Air Series Race #1 Thurs., Dec. 22 Mass Start Free
6 Solstice party Tues. Dec. 20 Ski, Potluck, Re-gift
7 Boxing Day Classic Race Mon., Dec. 26 Classical Technique
8 Ontario Cup Race Wed., Dec. 28- Fri., Dec. 30  
9 FAS #2 Thurs., Jan. 5 Rescheduled due to cold
10 FAS #3 Thurs., Jan. 19 Classic Team Sprint
11 FAS #2 Thurs., Feb. 9 Rescheduled from Jan. 5
Free Technique Sprint + King's Court Heat
12 Salt N Pepper Food Fundraiser Fri., Feb. 10 Pick up 5-7 pm at LaVerendrye High School
13 FAS #4 Thurs., Feb. 16 Mass Start Classic
14 Ceilidh Dance Fri., Feb 24 7 - 9:30 pm
15 Women On Skis Sun. Feb. 26  
16 FAS #5 Thurs. Mar. 2 Ball Toss Biathlon Free
17 Ski Orienteering #1 Sun., Mar. 5 TBD
18 Lappe Invitational Sat., Mar. 11 TBD
19 FAS #6  Thurs., Mar. 30 Hill Climb Free
20 24-12-6 Hours of Lappe Sat., Apr. 1- Sun., Apr. 2 Free Technique
21 Run & Ski Sat., Apr. 8 Run & Free Technique
22 Sawdust Run Sat. Sept. 30  
23 Open House Sat. Oct.14  

Note: The Canadian SkiNationals is to be held March 18 - 25, 2017

Annual Events at Lappe

Full Details for each event are posted
on the Home Page as they become available.

Sawdust Run
Date: Last weekend in September or first weekend in October
Test your summer training program or just come out for a day of fun and participate in the Recreational division.

Open House and Ski Swap
Date: Mid to late October
Come and learn about our programs, register for your trail pass and club membership and buy or sell some ski gear and equipment.

Lappe Chalet and Club Clean Up Day
Date: Late October
Every year club members meet at Lappe to clean up the trails, chalet and equipment. Please make time to help out.

Winter Solstice/Christmas Party
Date: On the Tuesday or Thursday closest to the Solstice
Join Lappe Club members for the annual potluck and regift exchange.

Boxing Day Classic
Date: Boxing Day at 1:00 pm
Come burn off the Holiday turkey in this family friendly race event, suitable for all ages and skill levels. There are prizes for the top three in each age category and participation certificates for all children. Can't race but want to participate? Come out and help with race timing. 

Fresh Air Series Races
Dates: Generally, every second Thursday evening, starting in December.
Once again Fresh Air is sponsoring our Thursday evening race series. This series of races caters to all levels of skiers with categories for seasoned to citizen/recreational racers and for children from 6 years of age to masters skiers of any age.  View the schedule above for the dates for all races and check out the poster for more information.

Each race series takes place on a Thursday evening with registration closing at 6:30 p.m. and race start at 7:00 p.m.  No late registrants are permitted so we can start each race on time.

The cost to participate in a single race is $800 per race or $2500 for the season for participants not registered in Lappe programs.  For those enrolled in any Lappe program, there is no additional fee beyond the program fee. Weather permitting, we should get in a number of weeks of racing.  Visit Lappe’s web site for specific race details, including any notice of cold weather cancellations, as the season progresses. 

New – Prizes Every Race!
Prizes from our sponsor, Fresh Air, will be awarded based upon a random draw from among race participants and volunteers at each race.

Lappe Invitational
Date: Scheduled in conjunction with Regional Race Calendar
The Lappe Invitational's new on day format is designed with family fun and the serious racer in mind. There are usually two race events: one designed for skiers who prefer a more traditional approach to ski racing, the second designed for the young at heart, and includes Nordic Cross Sprints.

Women on Skis
Date: Usually the 3rd Sunday in February
This event sells out every year so register early to ensure your participation. It's a full day of skiing fun, fitness, and learning plus lunch, sauna, and more.  Contact Triin at if you wish to help. 

24-12-6 Hours of Lappe
Date: Held on the weekend after Canadian Ski Nationals (late March)
Test your endurance and willpower at Lappe’s epic 24-hour relay. Ski solo or in teams in a 6 hour, 12 hour or 24 hour relay and fundraiser. Try to beat the solo records set by Werner Schwar at 407.8 km and Kelly Henry at 284.8 km, join the Team 500 km club, or try to beat the fundraising records set by some of our local Jack Rabbit kids. Prizes are awarded for distance and funds raised in support of the Lappe Nordic Ski Club and Thunder Bay’s National Development Center (cross-country skiing).

Run and Ski
Date: The weekend after the 24-12-6 Hours of Lappe
Our final “official” event of the season, the Run and Ski is a fun event for all ages. This event is followed by Reijo’s famous kilometer board draw and end of season prizes.