SilverStar Provincial Park Management Plan Open for Public Review

The public comment period on the initial planning stage of the Management Plan for Silverstar Provincial Park concluded on January 15th, 2020. BC Parks received 89 public comments forms. We thank all of those who participated and shared important input to the planning process for the park.

The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy (BC Parks) is now seeking public input on the Draft Management Plan for Silver Star Park [PDF].

You can submit either an online comment form or simply print out the comment form [PDF] and mail it in (to the address at the bottom of the comment form) by January 31, 2021. In light of COVID-19, it is still uncertain if public information sessions will be held for this stage of the management planning process. Please check back on the BC parks website occasionally for updates on the planning process.

Draft Management Plan Document

BC Parks is requesting all feedback on the draft plan by January 31, 2021.

February Day Ticket Sales Now Open

As of today, you can now book your snowshoe and skiing day tickets for the month of February! Please remember to purchase an RFID if you intend to use our facility more than once as it will allow for quicker online sales service,  and scanning at our facility. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Visit our Estore HERE.

Xmas Day Food Bank Fundraiser a Success

Each Christmas Day SLNC donates all day-ticket revenue to the Vernon Food Bank. We are excited to announce that we will be donating $1959 to our local service group providing food to those most in need in our community. These small gifts back to those less fortunate are so important. From all of us at Sovereign Lake, we wish to thank you for your kind words and encouragement this challenging season. Happy New Year!

Purchase Your Tickets Online this Holiday

This holiday season we require everyone to pre-book their tickets online to reduce congestion in the lodge and ensure we are able to contact trace our guests as safely as possible. We have a limited amount of ski and snowshoe tickets available each day so do not expect to show up on the day and be able to ski.

PURCHASE TICKETS

Having troubles with booking your tickets? Check out the resources below.

Tis’ The Season of Giving

Unsure what to get your significant other, family member, or friend this holiday season? Our gift certificates can be used for everything from season passes, to lessons. We sell gift certificates in any denomination over $20. Please call, email us, or come into the lodge and ask for more details.

We Are Here For You this Holiday Season

Even though were are experiencing an unprecedented and challenging season, we want you to feel safe and at home when visiting Sovereign this holiday season. Here are some tips and ideas to have the best at-home holiday ever.

  • Our lodge is open and has LOTS of great gift ideas. From biodegradable glide waxes to super funky branded toques and neckwear, we have loads of stocking stuffers and prezzies for your loved ones.
  • Service With A Smile. We really appreciate the hard work that all of you are doing to make our days safer. Please wear your mask indoors and maintain social distance.
  • Even though there is not a lot of snow, we have plenty for cross country skiing. Our groomers are creating an amazing product out of hardly any snow. Come and experience it for yourself.  The skiing is AMAZING!
  • New to skiing? Come and take a lesson with us. Remember that we are only offering family, couples, and individual lessons this winter. Book Today!
  • Try something new! Have you been on our snowshoe trail or our extensive network of backcountry ski trails? We have all the rental gear you need to discover your new favorite sport.

Kal Tire Provides Grant for New Rescue Toboggan

Thanks to a generous donation from Kal Tire, SLNC will be the recipient of a new Rescue Toboggan in early January.  This new toboggan will provide significantly more protection from the elements for patients and provides a jump seat for a first responder to travel directly with the patient to monitor their vitals and provide additional medical assistance should it be necessary during travel to our First Aid Room.

SLNC is also investing energy and staffing with more of a first aid presence to provide our customers with a high quality of care in case of an injury. As more and more people take up cross country skiing, the necessity for increased first aid presence grows.

Our number 1 priority is keeping our members and the public safe. This will be a great addition to our safety equipment.

New Provincial Guidelines Temporarily Suspend All Adult Programming at SLNC

 

By order and direction of the Provincial Health Officer (PHO) and Viasport BC there have been further updates on December 2nd and 3rd to the restrictions announced in the written Order from November 19th, which is accessible here.

Also CCBC, our sport governing body has sent us the following guidelines following these latest PHO decisions. It can be found here:  http://www.crosscountrybc.ca/return-sport-plan-%E2%80%93-cross-country-bc

The term “team sports” applies to all social and performance adult activities within an organization as determined by Viasport and CCBC. This new mandate requires the temporary suspension of all Masters XC, Masters HP, and U35 Programming taking place at Sovereign Lake Nordic Club. The duration of this new order is undetermined at this time.

The Ministry of Health reminds us that the intention of the restrictions is to minimize the number of people we interact with and reduce travel in order to significantly reduce COVID-19 transmission. As you know, travel and interactions are a key part of the sport experience, however, during this very critical time in this global pandemic, it is important all travel and interaction, including those for sport, be put on pause.

Specifically, the latest updates include:

All indoor and outdoor team sports for people 19 years of age and older are suspended. The website lists a number of sports as examples, it is important to note that this is not an exhaustive list. All team sports must follow these restrictions.

 

Kindly,

Troy Hudson

General Manager

Sovereign Lake Nordic Club

SLNC Pre-Christmas Sale

 

Get your holiday shopping done early this year! This Friday through Sunday we are offering 20% off on all SLNC branded Merch, Bliz glasses, gloves, soft goods, and waxes. Come inside and check out our great selection of cozy wool blends from Kombi, and our beautiful toques and neck gaiters from Sauce Headwear. We also have an inventory of pass holders on lanyards for sale!

Please remember to wear your masks when inside our facilities. Happy Shopping!

Stay Safe And Avoid Unnecessary Travel At This Time

 

With the travel advisory issued by Dr. Bonnie Henry on November 19th, we are requesting that people from outside the Okanagan region stay home at this time and limit any unnecessary travel as directed by the PHO.

To view the latest travel restrictions please check out the BC Governments Health Advisory page HERE. This restriction is in effect until December 7th.

If you are unable to come to Sovereign this winter we are honouring all pass refunds. If you are purchasing day tickets please be cognizant of these new rulings and book no more than a week from your visit as we do not refund day tickets.