Reino Keski-Salmi Loppet

January 17, 2015

We are happy to introduce you to our family friendly Reino Keski-Salmi Loppet.  We have 31 years of experience in hosting this event and close to 300 volunteers keen to create another successful loppet for you.

We are really pleased with the reconfiguration of our stadium and our new ‘King’s Castle’ announcer’s booth that we introduced last year.  Overall, it is an improvement for our skiers, volunteers, and spectators alike, but as with all things new, some minor unanticipated issues arose; specifically congestion at the finish line in our younger skier categories.  To resolve this, we have created a separate 1 and 2 km course this year with its own start/finish area. This has allowed for some adjustment in the children’s and recreational skiers’ start times. Be sure to familiarize yourself with these changes by looking at the maps presented under ‘Course Info’.

Your registration fee includes hot après ski lunch on the hill, a pool/hot tub/sauna pass, and our new triple ‘A’ feature: Appy Hour, Awards, and A Chance to Dance; all to take place at the Salmon Arm Community Centre.  There will be no formal banquet this year.  Instead, you may supplement your appies with purchased pizza and beverage and continue to mingle and socialize with fellow skiers, volunteers, and family.  A live band will play from 6 pm to 8 pm.  That adds up to an entire day of activity!

448 skiers of all abilities registered with us last year.  With your participation, the 2015 Reino Keski-Salmi Loppet will be an equal success.

We are part of the Kal-West Loppet Series

Ski in 4 of the 6 loppets in the series and you will be eligible for a participation prize. If you are the competitive type, points for your 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 four (or more) loppets, or both. Support our local ski clubs, organizers, and volunteers, but most importantly, have fun

We are the Heart Fund Loppet


WE NEED YOU TO HELP MAKE HEALTH LAST

More than 1.3 million people are living with heart disease in Canada. Fundraise for a great cause.
Every dollar supports research that saves lives and makes local communities healthier place to call home.

FUNDRAISE ONLINE – It’s fast and easy. Go to www.fitforheart.ca to register and send your donation requests out to family and friends! A printable pledge form to collect pledges in person is available online also!

Youth Fundraising Prizes   

  • L1/$20 – Skipping Rope
  • L2/$50 – Glow in the Dark Playground Ball
  • L3/$150 – Glow in the Dark Soccer Ball
  • L4/$300 – Tire Tread Basket Ball
  • L5/$500 – Scooter

Adult Fundraising Prizes

  • L1/$100 – HSF T-shirt (new design this year)
  • L2/$175 – Waterbottle
  • L3/$300 – HSF Duffle Bag
  • L4/$500 – Pedometer + Fitness Journal
  • L5/$1000 – FitBit

Submit in-person pledges and donations  at the Salmon Arm Recreation Centre Friday, January 16th, 2015 between 3 and 8pm & Saturday, January 17th between 4 and 5pm at the Salmon Arm Recreation Centre.

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.

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