Loppet photos

Check out more photos of the 2019 Loppet by clicking HERE.



Grooming Update on Feb 12th’2019

It’s very exciting to see all this snow coming but unfortunately the ski club has run into equipment challenges.  The plan is to have the equipment repaired and ready to go by the end of the week.

Grooming will take place early Saturday morning on Feb 16th.   There should be some Classic skiing on groomed trails by 10AM and Skatesking in the early afternoon.

Sorry for the inconvenience this has caused!

Happy Skiing!

Loppet 2019 Results

On Sunday February 10th, the 42nd Tay Valley Loppet was held at Murphys Point Provincal Park. The Tay Valley Cross Country Ski Club hosted the event with the help of many area volunteers.
75 cross country skiers signed up to compete in one of four races, a 2.5 km or 5 km freestyle ‘cookie’ race or a 10 km or 20 km classic Loppet.
Weather the previous week had organizers biting their nails, bouncing from cold to warm and rainy, then back to cold, with no real snowfall. The club’s ginzu groomer and head groomer Dave Reesor managed to tame the crusty trails on Saturday in a marathon grooming session. On Loppet day, the course was very skiable, with firm granular snow that was fun and fast. The weather was perfect for skiing, the first time in recent memory. After skiing racers were fed soup and sandwiches in the club chalet. Following lunch, medals and maple syrup were distributed to the top skiers. Finally, 18 draw prizes (donated by local businesses) were distributed to all participants.
Top three skiers in each race:

2.5 km girls
1. Alison Kiesewalter (Stittsville) 19:14
2. Amelia Vander Wal (Ottawa) 19:15
3. Shaye Peters (Smiths Falls) 23:58

5 km girls
1. Lucas Omstead (Kingston) 17:12
2. Chloe Goss (Kingston) 18:40
3. Isidora Ferguson (Loyalist) 19:03

5 km boys
1. Emmett Brundage (Kingston) 16:47
2. Nathan Pilkey (Kingston) 17:29
3. Leslie Farquharson (Kingston) 17:49

10 km women
1. Rachel Lambley (Kanata) 43:50
2. Evania Lovshin (Chelsea) 48:47
3. 3. Jean Hebert (Perth) 54:20

10 km men
1. Theo Mallet (Chelsea) 34:57
2. Ryan Lambley (Kanata) 41:14
3. Steve Lovshin (Chelsa) 42:32

20 km women
1. Sandra Kiviaho (Ottawa) 1:20:44
2. Lisa Meyer (Ottawa) 1:21:18
3. Susan Atherley (Kanata) 1:22:05

20 km men
1. Mark Orzel (Kanata) 1:04:12
2. Colin Kiviaho (Ottawa) 1:05:33
3. Gareth Davies (Ottawa) 1:06:54

For more results go to: https://runninggoattiming.com/…/running-goat-timing-results/

Of special note is that the first two women in the 10 km event were girls aged 12 and 11. The first-place man in the 10 km was 17, and used borrowed boots that didn’t fit well. Second place in the men’s 10 km was a boy of 14. The 4th place man in the 20 km event, Ray Canton, skied the last quarter of the race with a broken pole. The range of skier ages in the race were from 7 to 79.
Many thanks to all the Tay Valley Cross Country Ski Club members and volunteers that make this race possible. Consider coming next February to participate in a fun race for cross country skiers of all ages and abilities. We hope to see you there!

Awards and prizes were provided by the following businesses:

Canadian Winter Sports (Peltonen, Rode)
Fresh Air Experience
Greg Christie`s Ski and Cycleworks
Fortune Farms
Temple`s Sugar Bush

Please support our sponsors


Successful Loppet 2019!!!!


Awesome day at Murphys Point with the Loppet taking place.  Over 70 participants entered the races.  Ski conditions were good!

Thank you for all the volunteers to help this event happen!



Tidd Teck in Action

It’s so good to see the snow… attached are a few pictures of the TiddTeck in Action!!!!

Thank you Dave and Robert for getting it together!

Ski Loppet 2019

Loppet is approaching along with lots of snow. 🙂


Refer to the tab “Loppet 2019” for additional details!

Ski Club History!

 The Tay Valley Ski Club is launching the revised 2nd Edition of the ski club history.

tay valley xcountry ski book 2018

Here’s a link to the actual book:  tay valley xcountry ski book 2018

A special Thank You to Don Boyle who wrote the updates and lead the project.

It’s very interesting to see the history of the club and how far it has come!@If interested in getting a printed copy of the book, please email tvccsc.info@gmail.com.