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LOPPET 2015: February 22. Info. Registration open. To volunteer your help, contact the Viking Loppet Volunteer Co-ordinator Marie–France Allard (450-227-2281).

TRAIL CONDITIONS:
• Go here for Pierre’s track-setting report, updated January 24. Watch out for rocks and stumps. Conditions hard packed. Four cm of snow in Morin-Heights as of Saturday morning.
• Go here for the RSFL site - consult the Viking section, which a Viking member updates regularly.
• Go here for the Viking forum.
• Go here for Morin-Heights trails.

SATURDAY TOUR AT VIKING: This Saturday, January 31, the touring group will ski from the Viking clubhouse. Touring leader Gordon Cohen invites everyone to ski with us. Fast or slow, easy or hard - however you ski - we'll do our best to find a leader for you. Some might ski the Crown South, others the Red. Shorter trips will also be available. Meet at 10:15 a.m.

MEMBERSHIP FORMS : Go here for the regular membership form and here for the trail membership form. Complete the form and save it to your computer with the name “your last name Viking.” So if your last name is Jørgensen, call the document "Jørgensen Viking”. Then email the completed and saved form to membership@vikingskiclub.ca. And mail your cheque to the address on the form. If you cannot open the DOCX file, print out the PDF version of the form, fill it out and mail it in with your cheque.

ADULT LESSONS: Sunday, January 25, February 1 and February 15, at 10 a.m. Led once again by Gilles Saulnier. Cost for the three sessions is $75. This is an excellent opportunity for members of all levels to improve their technique. Go here for details. For more info, contact Gordon Cohen or Casey Stilwell (514-425-2199). (Jan. 16)

VIKING SOCIAL SUPPER: Saturday, Jan. 31, 5 pm. Celebrate the Canadian North. Details here. Register with Daphne Mitchell at daphnearmstrong4@gmail.com or 514–482–8078. Registration deadline Jan. 25. (Jan 18)

TOQUES FOR SALE: Lycra toques, $25. Sizes XXS to XXL. Also some some toques for ladies (with holes in the back for pony tails). Available at the club. (Jan. 22)

SATURDAY TOURS: Go here for a summary of tours. And here for details.

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE: The season begins. See Richard L'Heureux's latest message here. (Jan. 10)

SUNDAY TOURS - LEADERS NEEDED: Tours will leave from the clubhouse and will be on Viking trails. For information, richard.lheureux@videotron.ca.  (Dec. 16)

CHALLENGE GRAD QUALIFIES FOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS! Olivia Bouffard-Nesbitt will represent Canada at the Under 23 World Championships in Kazakhstan in February. Go here for more about Olivia – and some photos. (Jan. 20)

MORIN-HEIGHTS PARKING: This year Vikings will have free parking in the Morin-Heights lots: on chemin du lac Echo, at the foot of Mont Bellevue, at Montfort, and the one off rue des Bouleaux that gives access to MH backcountry trails.To take advantage of this, you will have to have your Viking membership card – preferably plasticized – clearly visible on your outfit or pack. (Nov. 18)

KARL BAADSVIK FUND: What is it? How can it help Viking? Read about it here. (Dec. 13)

FALL NEWSLETTER: go here.

PHOTOS: here.

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Trail Conditions: Share your experiences.
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