Thank you to all of our volunteers, sponsors, and skiers for a successful event. 

We hope to see you all again on January 17, 2015 for our 31st annual event.


Reino Keski-Salmi LoppetJanuary 18, 2014

This year marks the 30th anniversary of our loppet. With the help of over 300 LHNS and Salmon Arm community volunteers, we host a first class loppet for both competitive and recreational skiers. We hope you will join us in celebrating the joy of cross-country skiing by participating in the 2014 Reino Keski-Salmi Loppet.

Our ski club has evolved to the present day Larch Hills Nordic Society and our facilities have undergone developments and improvements, yet we continue to be true to our grass roots origins. Our volunteer based club promotes cross-country skiing by making it accessible to all. Our Reino Keski-Salmi Loppet encourages participation regardless of skiing experience. We take pride in hosting a fun and family friendly event for all ages.

We are part of the Kal-West Loppet Series

Ski in 4 of the 8 loppets in the series and you will be eligible for a participation prize. If you are the competitive type, points for our top three best finishes will determine 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in each age category, male and female. Challenge yourself either against others, or to complete five loppets, or both. Support our local ski clubs, organizers, and volunteers, but most importantly, have fun!

We are the Heart Fund Loppet LET’S GET MOVING!

Being physically active is vital for good health and well-being; regular physical activity can lower your risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke and diabetes. The Reino Keski-Salmi Loppet is your opportunity to share with friends, family and your community your own personal passion for being active and fit – for life! And, in participating in the Heart Fund Loppet, you can also raise funds for life-saving research and education that continues to protect and save lives.

The Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC and Yukon have been our affiliates since our original Larch Hills Marathon in 1985.

Submit pledges and donations in person at the Salmon Arm Recreation Centre Friday, January 17th, 2014 between 2 and 8pm & Saturday, January 18th between 4 and 5pm at the Salmon Arm Recreation Centre. You can also fund raise online! Follow the link below to collect pledges or to make a donation now! 

Reino Keski Salmi

The Larch Hills Ski Club hosted our very first 'Larch Hills Marathon' in January 1985. The loppet name was changed in 1987 to honour and remember Reino Keski-Salmi, a founding member of our ski club and an international cross-country ski champion.

Reino was twice a Canadian champion and also a North American marathon champion. Tragically, Reino died in a helicopter crash during the summer of 1985 while working with a forest fire-fighting crew.

Larch Hills Nordics Logo

To return to the main Larch Hills Nordics site, click the above logo!