Larch Hills Holds Grand Opening For Chalet Expansion

Salmon Arm's Larch Hills Nordic Society hosted a Grand Opening for their improved chalet on Thursday.

The expanded space has been years in the making.

Committee Member Kari Wilkinson has word on the importance of the expansion, saying "There just wasn't enough room for people to be able to go inside, warm up, have lunch, and go back out for another ski, so it's truly building a community space for people to gather and enjoy the outdoor area."

She does note that they do have more work to do, saying "We are not quite done. We're going to add a handicapped washroom in the Spring, and make the main-level handicap accessible with a ramp."

That work was supported by numerous grants, community donations, and through Salmon Arm's Dancing with the Stars.

It's all in time for the annual Reino Keski-Salmi Loppet, which is Saturday the 19th.