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22/23 Individual XC Season Passes

Explore 54km of rolling trails where mental and physical well-being meet. It's time to get back to nature."

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22/23 Family XC Season Passes

There are few family activities more inclusive, affordable, and FUN than Cross Country Skiing. Join Us!

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22/23 Individual Snowshoe Season Passes

Health, adventure, and solitude. Experience 17km of wilderness trails like never before.

Latest News

Sovereign Lake GM Nominated for the TOTA Board of Directors

Submitted by: Vernon Matters The General Manager of the Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre (SLNC) has been nominated for a spot on the region’s largest tourism entity. Troy Hudson will stand for a board position on the Thompson …
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Deirdra (Holmwood) Frank Joins the SLNC Programs Family

  Deirda grew up in Vernon skiing with her parents and has been part of the Sovereign Lake ski community for many years. She started out as an athlete on the cross country and biathlon teams, competing …
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Amazing Race Canada Comes to SLNC

  If you haven’t heard by now, the Amazing Race Canada, came to Sovereign Lake this past spring to shoot an episode of the incredibly popular reality TV adventure race series which travels across the country pitting …
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Jessica Roach Joins the SLNC Coaching Team as Masters Lead Coach

  Jessica began her nordic ski career with Team Hardwood, based in Ontario and ended it as the top Ontario Senior Woman skier in the 2019/20 season. Following her successful ski racing career during high school and …
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Cascadia Airways Brings Daily Flights to Vernon from Vancouver

  Sovereign Lake just became more accessible with the launch of a new aviation carrier to the North Okanagan. In a letter seeking city support, Cascadia COO Jeremy Barrett says the carrier has been working with communities to …
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Programs Registration Launch Delayed Until July 20th

  Summer has sprung upon us quickly over here at Sovereign and we need to make sure that all of our new programming options align with existing programs so we are taking a couple of extra weeks …
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XCSupercamps Registrations Now Open

  Lots of great things happen on June 1st and the new registration for Supercamps is just one of them. Join over 450 adult skiers from around the world as they increase their skills and confidence in …
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SLNDA Welcomes Eric Schryer as Biathlon Lead Coach

Hailing from Sudbury, Ontario, Eric began his journey in skiing and biathlon by striding and gliding around his property with his parents. After discovering biathlon he patiently waited until he was old enough and then began …
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The BeerCanBeiner Returns!

  Welcome back Beer Aficionados! We are excited to present the 4th Annual BeerCanBeiner this coming February. If you joined us 3 years ago you will definitely agree that the bevvies were amazing and the atmosphere was …
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Season Pass Sales Launch June 1st

  2022/23 Season Pass and Academy Programs Registrations will open on June 1st, 2022.  Please check the new pricing structure which is now live on the website. We look forward to seeing you back at Sovereign Lake!              
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SLNC Job Posting: Full Time Academy Coach

As we continue to grow and expand its programs, particularly in the High-Performance stream, SLNC has approved the hiring of a second full-time year-round position to accompany Jacqueline Akerman at Sovereign Lake Nordic Club in the …
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Academy Program: Coach Chat / Open House

We would like to formally invite any potential athletes, family members, and their coaches to an open house discussion about the new Academy Ski and Biathlon Program as well as offer an opportunity to speak with …
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THANK YOU for an Amazing Season

From all of us at Sovereign Lake we want to thank you for a wonderful year. We look forward to seeing you back in November.
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S2S Ski Marathon a Huge Success!

  Thank you to all of our volunteers, participants and in particular the Organizing Committee for making this dream happen! With roughly 300 starters each day of the 1st Annual Sovereign2Silverstar Ski Marathon, it could not have gone …
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SLNC Launches Canada’s Newest Training Centre

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 15, 2022 Building on the 10-year success of the SLNC high school Ski Academy program, SLNC will be launching Canada’s newest training centre for the 2022-23 season that is focused on high school and …
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Local Skier and Mtn Biker Unleashes New Short Film and Even Better Trail!

  As winter winds down, thoughts of mountain biking ramp up!  Randy Savoie with Tourism Vernon has created one of the most epic 50km mountain bike loops in the valley and now you get a glimpse into …
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Mask Mandates Ease Effective March 11, 2022

It has been two years since our doors were closed and all activities at our club were canceled. The past two seasons have been hard on everyone and we are all extremely excited to hear that …
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Charity Auction

The Sovereign2SilverStar Ski Marathon is thrilled to offer the following auction packages made possible by our generous sponsors. Proceeds will be split 50% to the event and 50% directly to Kidsport, our partner charity. Prizes will …
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XC Ski BC 50/50 Raffle 2022

First ever BC-wide 50/50 Raffle for our Cross Country Ski BC. Purchase your online tickets for a chance to win half the pot while supporting our club.   CURRENT 50/50 JACKPOT $16,400 as of Feb 23 Purchase 50/50 tickets now! 50/50 tickets …
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2022 BC Winter Games Suspended Amid Omicron Variant Concerns

PRESS RELEASE: January 14th, 2022 Today the BC Games Society and the Greater Vernon 2022 BC Winter Games Society announced that the Greater Vernon 2022 BC Winter Games that were scheduled for February 24 to 27, 2022 …
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Events

Biathlon Officials: Gold Certification (Leader) Course

  In preparation for our club’s upcoming Continental Cup Biathlon Races scheduled for January 6-9th, SLNC is offering the Biathlon Officials: Gold Certification Course on September 10-11th. To apply for this course, please get in touch with Lynn …
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Officials: Level 1 Course

  This course is now done online but we want to host an in-house training session for our new-to-the-club volunteers or those who want to take on a bit more of a leadership role on your volunteer …
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Scheduled Opening Day

  Welcome to another great season at Sovereign Lake!  Please purchase day tickets online.
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NCCP L2C (On-Snow) Workshop

Learn to Compete (L2C -OS) On-Snow Workshop The Competition Coaching Development (CCD) context is for coaches working with athletes in the Learning to Compete (L2C) stage of development (about 16-20 years for males and 15-19 years for …
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XC Instructor Level I

CANSI XC Level I This is a three-day course for those new to XC ski instruction. It will give you the skills and resources to teach classic and skate technique to beginner skiers using CANSI’s teaching methodology …
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XC Instructor Refresher

Refresher CANSI instructors who wish to maintain their professional certification must attend a refresher at least once every three years. These one-day courses allow instructors to perfect their ski analysis skills, improve their teaching methods and stay …
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Western Canada Cup #1-2

  Back for the second year, the FIS Western Canada Cup #1-2 will offer the best skiing in the West. We look forward to seeing you once again! *Officials! We will be offering a mentorship program this winter …
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Biathlon NorAm Open / WJYWC and Jnr Cup Tour #2 Trials

  The newest North American biathlon circuit makes its debut at Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre in January 2023!  Biathlon is back and everyone is invited. SLNC will play host to the first-ever North American Open. This event will …
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XC Instructors Level II Preparation

CANSI XC Level II Preparation Skiing skills: We suggest attending a Level II Preparation Workshop that focuses on skiing skill improvement to ensure that your skiing meets the standards required for success in the Level II course. Select …
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XC Instructor Level III Preparation

CANSI XC Level III Preparation Self-Assessment Skiing skills: We suggest attending a Level III Preparation Workshop that focuses on skiing skill improvement to ensure that your skiing meets the standards required for success in the Level III course. …
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CANSI XC Level I

CANSI XC Level I This is a three-day course for those new to XC ski instruction. It will give you the skills and resources to teach classic and skate technique to beginner skiers using CANSI’s teaching methodology …
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The BeerCanBeiner Returns!

Welcome back Beer Aficionados! We are excited to present the 4th Annual BeerCanBeiner. If you joined us 3 years ago you will definitely agree that the bevvies were amazing and the atmosphere was fantastic. We had …
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XC Instructor Level II

CANSI XC Level II This is a four-day course for XC ski instructors with some instruction experience. It will prepare you for teaching a variety of skiing manoeuvres to novice skiers using CANSI’s teaching methodology. You will …
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XC Instructor Level III

CANSI XC Level III This is a five-day course for XC ski instructors with considerable instructing experience. It will prepare you for teaching the full range of skiing manoeuvres to intermediate skiers. It will help you to …
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CANADA’S WINTER WONDERLAND

In the 1930s, our ski pioneers recognized the value of the Silver Star area. Located in an outstanding sub-alpine environment with an abundance of dry snowfall the joint trail networks of Sovereign Lake Nordic Club and Silver Star Mountain Resort provide 105km of daily groomed trails, making it the largest continuously groomed network of cross-country ski trails in Canada.

SLNC is dedicated to the promotion of cross-country skiing as an inclusive lifelong activity for all ages and abilities. Committed to the provision of high-quality facilities, programs, and services, the SLNC operates a world-class cross-country ski venue located within Silver Star Provincial Park.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CANADA’S WINTER WONDERLAND

In the 1930s, our ski pioneers recognized the value of the Silver Star area. Located in an outstanding sub-alpine environment with an abundance of dry snowfall the joint trail networks of Sovereign Lake Nordic Club and Silver Star Mountain Resort provide 105km of daily groomed trails, making it the largest continuously groomed network of cross-country ski trails in Canada.

SLNC is dedicated to the promotion of cross-country skiing as an inclusive lifelong activity for all ages and abilities. Committed to the provision of high-quality facilities, programs, and services, the SLNC operates a world-class cross-country ski venue located within Silver Star Provincial Park.