Monthly Archives: March 2019

What a season! and lost & found!

HI everyone,

Thank you everyone for surviving, with smiles, a chaotic ski season!

We raced a lot, and some of us are now Manitoba Champions: Hudson McMillan, Hanah Snider, Coach Ihor, Coach Katherine and Coach Jeff too!

A big thank you to our newest coaches: James, Axelle, Nastasja and Wei-An: they really filled in some gaps with smiles and fun and big air jumps in some cases.  They learned well from Blaine and Mhairi!

Parents: thanks for getting the skiers out AND for participating.  We are a “doing it” sport!

Last note lost and found items:

  • Sebastian has someone else’s black Lazle poles 145 cm, as his may have been swapped out at the end of the Shark Attack game. If you have 135 cm poles instead of 145, let me know and we can reunite the owners.
  • Coach Ihor found a black OR (Outdoor Research) headband in his bag.  It would be perfect for running in this weather, so if your wondering where your favourite running headband is, I probably have it- let me know.

Have a great summer everyone!

Coach Ihor

Wind-up Ski & Potluck session-March 17, 2019

Meet at the Assiniboine Park Duck Pond at 1:30pm as usual tomorrow (March 17) for one last APJ ski of the season!

We’ll celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, the lovely Spring weather, and the conclusion of another year of APJ skiing by winding up our session with more than just wagon wheels and hot chocolate…

Please bring a finger-food item to share with our entire group – adults and kids alike! Snacks, appetizers, desserts, etc. are all welcome.

We’ll provide the plates and napkins. But don’t forget your hot chocolate mug.

See y’all tomorrow!

Fast Rabbit Thursday! All are welcome!


Get in the last of the skiing at Windsor this evening, 7:00 start: the building closes in  another week.

We will also be in the park on Sunday, March 17.  Green hats will earn you an extra wagon wheel for St. Patrick’s Day!

Coach Ihor

APJ on Instagram!

Hello APJ families,


Falcon Lake Excursion – Sunday March 10, 2019

APJ has very recently joined Instagram!

I know we’re nearing the end of our season, but it’s never too late to start.  If you have any photos from ski club/ski events feel free to Email them to Coach Katherine to add yours to the mix.  Or simply follow and enjoy.

Please note that our APJ instagram page is a private page so you will need to send a request and receive confirmation in order to follow.  Our username is apj_ski

(If you’d like to join but are new to social media such as Instagram and don’t know the steps, just ask a teenager for help and you’ll be set to go in seconds!)

Falcon Lake Ski Expedition Day, Sunday March 10

Hello Skiers!

The day has come: a super day of skiing in the green fir trees of Falcon Lake.  The air will smell clean and wonderful!  If you get lost, call Ihor at (204)479-0825, and I will guide you in.  This is real skiing, for all levels of ability.

The plan:

Arrive for 10:30, look for the orange jackets, so we can start to ski for 11:00.  From the far/west side of Winnipeg, plan on 1:45 driving time (remember the time change too).  Skiing the high High Lake Trail, or for the little ones, an adventure tour and exploration of rocky and mountainous Picnic Island!

After all have returned and are accounted for, lunch at the chalet, then more skiing or TUBING! until we run out of gas.

The chalet has a full restaurant/kitchen if you choose not to pack a lunch, and there are full washroom facilities as well.

Falcon’s website is :

to Falcon Ridge

Cancelled for today

Coaches had a discussion about the huge winds and we are not skiing today!!! The published advisory was the last straw in terms our liability insurance.

Next week at Falcon: detailed schedule and map to follow later today

Sorry about the weather,



Jackrabbits in the park Sunday

Hey everyone,

Probably not the warmest March ski day we’ve had but at least there is snow!

We will be skiing Sunday March 3, 1:30, usual place!  It will be a bit windy so dress for wind.  Classic ski equipment as we will be touring around and skate skis probably won’t work that well: there are some hills on the other side of the river that look pretty good right now!

Also next week is the Falcon Lake expedition, meeting at Falcon Ridge ski area for 10:00 so that we can get skiing by 10:30. All ability levels are welcome here.  Pack a lunch or feast on  what the chalet has on the menu.  More skiing and tubing after lunch, off the snow by 3:30 so that we are home for dinner.  There is also a biathlon event on that day so some may be participating in that, or spectate and cheer as well!

Hot chocolate mugs reminder,

Coach Ihor