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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

Fall Work Parties

  Fall is here and it’s time for our annual Fall Work Parties. These two consecutive weekends of volunteering effort save our clubs a lot of money by helping to stack and split wood, brush and clean up …
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Day Tickets Sales Launch October 17th

Day Ticket Sales will launch through our e-store on October 17th for the 2022-23 season. Please do not book tickets more than 1 month in advance to limit cancellations and deferrals. There is a $5 admin …
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SLNC Launches Spirit North Program for the 2022-23 Season

  Spirit North is a national charitable organization that uses land-based activities to improve the health and well-being of Indigenous youth, empowering them to become unstoppable in sport, school and life. Through the transformative power of sport …
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SLNC Nominated in the Upcoming GVC Business Excellence Awards

Sovereign Lake Nordic Club has been nominated for two business industry awards at the upcoming Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce 38th Annual Business Excellence Awards. The nomination deadline was August 26th and SLNC has been nominated …
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Sovereign Lake to Host First FIS Races of the Season

    CANMORE, Alta.—The 2022-23 cross-country skiing race calendar in Canada will open on familiar trails for Canadian athletes at Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre (November 30 – December 4) and culminate with a newly refined look to the …
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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 …
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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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Events

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 at our club …
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XC Officials Level 2 Course

  Cross country and para-nordic skiing have great racing events, thanks in large part to our dedicated officials. Officials tell us they enjoy the sense of community in what they do. Unlike many sports, cross-country ski racing …
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Scheduled Opening Day

  Welcome to another great season at Sovereign Lake!  Please purchase day tickets online.
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L2T On-Snow Coaching Course

  The NCCP L2T (On-Snow) Workshop is the second half of the CCI program and the fifth step in the NCCP progression. This workshop is designed to train coaches on team management, supporting athletes at a competition, teaching and …
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L2C On-Snow Coach 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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CCBC Ski Preparation Workshop

  Workshop Information This workshop covers shop set-up, what goes in the toolbox, maintenance of tools, ski selection, wax application, testing procedures (grip & glide), hand turning, and stone grinding. Who is it for? Club Wax Technicians and Coaches Prerequisites: CCC/CCBC club …
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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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Community Coaching (CC) Course

  NCCP COMMUNITY COACHING WORKSHOP The “CC” Workshop is the third step in the NCCP coach education program. It provides essential training for coaches delivering an effective skill development program to children six to nine years of age …
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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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Nordiq Cup / US SuperTour Season Opener

  We are back bigger and better for the 2022 FIS Nordiq Cup / US SuperTour Season Opener with the best early-season skiing in the West. We look forward to seeing you once again! *Western Canada Officials! We …
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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.