Category: Skier Stories NS

Racing for Honey “77

The origin of Nova Scotia’s longest running loppet and why a pot of honey still rewards skiers at this annual event. A conversation with Dianne Powell about the history of the Honey Pot Loppet. Published: May 8, 2020 1978 Mail Star article reporting Honey Pot results. The second edition of the loppet. (Article from Bryan Scallion’s coach album.) Bryan Scallion’s…

Celebrating his 70th at Provincials

Skiing into his 70’s, Jim Blanchard is inspiring many around him. He completed two days of racing at the 2020 NS Provincials – just a few days after his 70th birthday. Previously, Jim has skied at the same events as Bryan Scallion, and completed the Konig Ludgig Lauf (Germany) 55km event, three times. Published: Friday, April 17, 2020 Jim waxes…

North Highlanders Ski Team

The North Highlanders Ski Team is a part of Nova Scotia’s cross-country ski history. Article below as featured in the Winter 1992 edition of the “Stride and Glide” – Nordic Ski Nova Scotia news. Published: December 16, 2019 This article originally published by “Cross Connections”, Cross Country Canada’s youth program newsletter, 1992. The North Highlanders Ski Team Do you have…

1979 P. A. Arctic Fox Roller-Ski Relay

Athletes roller-skied for 24 hours in a 1979 roller-ski relay organized by P. A. Arctic Fox Cross-Country Ski Club, at the KMart parking lot in Dartmouth – complete with tents and a sofa to rest between intervals. Arctic Fox paid $183 for radio ads and $32 for printing costs to organize what proved to be a memorable event. Thank-you to…