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2021-22 Individual XC Season Passes

There is no winter sport that provides as much physical and mental well-being as cross-country skiing.

from $312

2021-22 Family XC Season Passes

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

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2021-22 Individual Snowshoe Season Passes

Health, adventure, and solitude. Experience the wilderness like never before.

Latest News

Results of the Call for nominations 2021 – SLNC Board

The 2021 Elections Committee is pleased to announce that five SLNC members put their names forward to run for the Board. Since seven Director positions were available, all of the nominees will become members of the …
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Ticket Sales Launch November 1st

  Planning a visit to Sovereign Lake this November or December? Why not pre-purchase your tickets online and save time at the ticket window. Sales for XC Skiing Morning and Afternoon Tickets go LIVE on November 1st. …
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SLNC Programs Registration Closing October 31st

If you haven’t done so, please make sure that you are registered in our Youth and Adult Programs by the October 31st deadline. Many programs are already at capacity so don’t delay! Please remember to purchase …
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Early Bird Season Pass Sales End October 31st

  To get the best deal of the year, make sure you purchase your season passes prior to October 31st. Please remember to re-use your season pass RFID cards from last season to reduce waste and also …
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SLNC Welcomes new Head Coach: Jacqueline Akerman

PRESS RELEASE: August 26, 2021 We are excited to introduce Jacqueline Akerman as the new Head Coach for Sovereign Lake Nordic Club. Having lived in the Ottawa Region for most of her working career to date, she made …
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SLNC Bids Farewell to Head Coach Eric de Nys

On behalf of the Sovereign Lake Board, we would like to congratulate Eric De Nys on his new position as Next-Gen Coach with Nordic Canada. Eric is an exceptional coach and we have been fortunate to …
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SLNC becomes the first Living Wage Ski Area Employer in Canada

For immediate release: 11 June 2021 Sovereign Lake Nordic Club, in Vernon BC, is the first ski area in Canada to signify its commitment to ending working poverty, by paying all its staff and contracted workers a …
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SLNC Wins BC Parks Community Partner of the Year Award

  PRESS RELEASE: June 1st, 2021 Sovereign Lake Nordic Club has just been named the recipient of the 2019-20 Community Partner of the Year Award by BC Parks, a recognition awarded once every two years. The Honourable George …
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Season Pass and Program Registration Opens June 1st

We are excited to open up our 2021-22 registration season with an extra early bird discount for June only. Pricing reverts to Early Bird rates from July 1st through October 31st. If you are a 2020-21 …
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XC Supercamps Registration Opens May 1st

  Drawing over 350 Masters skiers of all abilities from around the globe each winter, XCSupercamps registration opens May 1st, 2021. With a full roster of technique development camps for all ability levels starting November 23 through …
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Programs Get a Financial Boost in 2021-22

The Board has approved a long-term plan to strengthen programs at the Sovereign Lake Nordic Club (SLNC). The Board’s work is guided by the SLNC 2018 Strategic Plan. This plan outlines five goals and within these …
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Thank You for an Amazing Season!

And that’s a wrap!  We are so thankful for our amazing ski community this winter. There are so many new faces, and club members skiing more than they ever have before. We know that our facility …
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Last Day Extended Hours on Sunday April 11th: 7am – 4pm

Our Programs skiers are planning to do solo 50/75/100 km skis on Sunday morning before the snow softens. To support the group we will be opening the lodge at 7 am and making sure that the …
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The Road Has Been Graded!

Well… better late than never! AIM Contracting has finally made it up to Sovereign Road and we have a fresh grade just in time for closing weekend. It is still not great but we will take what …
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Reduced Hours In Effect Now Until Closing Day

We have reduced our operating hours effective immediately from 9am to 4pm due to increasing slushy conditions in the afternoon and lack of skier traffic. You are welcome to ski on the trails after lodge operating …
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Putting Your Skis To Bed For Summer

Keep those skis fast and fresh next fall by getting a summer storage wax done at Sovereign Lake. For $20 we will summer prep your skis with a steel brush and a universal glide wax, plus …
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Reflecting on our Closure This Day Last Year

COVID-19: It has been exactly one year since our club was turned upside down. With a forced closure notice across the province of all BC Parks, Sovereign operations ended abruptly for the 2019-20 season. What was to …
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International Women’s Day Fundraiser a Success!

Thank you for your generous donations made by our members and the public in celebration of International Women’s Day. All Day Ticket proceeds and donations were in support of the Archway Society for Domestic Peace. The Archway …
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Spring Break Discounts

This is the best time of year to stock up on nordic supplies as we are offering 25% off everything in the lodge including Bliz Sunglasses, Sun Bum sunscreen, Kombi merino clothing, Swix / Vauhti waxes, …
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Nordic Pulse Trail Grooming Tool is LIVE!

Sovereign Lake is excited to announce that we are the first club to fully integrate and embed the new Nordic Pulse Grooming App in Canada within their website. Nordic Pulse was born out of a desire to …
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Events

AGM Registration

Registration deadline: Tuesday October 19th at 7pm The board of directors invites club members to join the annual general meeting (AGM) on Wednesday, Oct 20th, 2021 at 7:00 pm PT. To continue to encourage safety for our members, …
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Try Biathlon Demo Day

Have you ever wanted to give this Olympic sport a try? Well now is your chance! Come on your own or in a group and experience the thrill of biathlon shooting! Date: Sunday, October 24th, 2021 Times: 9am, …
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OPENING DAY

The wait is over! Sovereign Lake Nordic Club opens for the season on November 5th, for the 2021-22 season. Day Tickets go on sale November 1st. Early-Bird Season Season Pass Sales end October 31st. Programs Registration closes October 31st. …
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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 females). PRE-REQUISITES: …
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CANSI XC Refresher

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 …
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Learning to Train (L2T) | Competition Coaching Introduction (CCI-L2T)

9-12 M | 8-11 F | Learning to Train (L2T) | Competition Coaching Introduction (CCI-L2T) In Competition Coaching Introduction (CCI-L2T) coaches develop skills to deliver a well-rounded program for athletes aged 9-12 years old. The emphasis is …
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Western Canada Cup #1

  Racing returns to Sovereign Lake with the first FIS race of the year being held on December 4-5th, 2021.  We will also be hosting, as part of this competition, the Mexican National Ski Championships. We’re excited to …
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CANSI Level 1 Instructor

XC Instructor 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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BC WINTER GAMES (Biathlon and XC Events)

Sovereign Lake Nordic Club is excited to be the host venue for the Cross Country Ski and Biathlon events in the. 2022 BC Winter Games, hosted here in Vernon BC. Race information will be posted shortly, …
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Sovereign 2 SilverStar Ski Marathon

  Join us April 2-3rd, 2022 for a Ski Marathon like no other, joining the best of the best ski trails between Sovereign Lake and SilverStar Mountain Resort to create two stunning courses. 21km and 42km options. …
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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 providing over 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 providing over 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.