Share the Trails

We want to remind everyone that safety for our trail users is the top priority here at Sovereign Lake.

A few important Reminders

-Skiers of all different abilities use our trails and deserve to feel safe.

-Skiers must be under control at all times and give others room when passing.

-Stay to the right on 2-way trails, don’t ski in packs.

Please take a moment to read the Cross Country Responsibility Code

Job Posting: Full Time XC Coach

Sovereign Lake Nordic Club is seeking to fill the position of XC Coach. This is a full-time position and reports directly to the General Manager.  while acting as the XC Race Program Liaison on the Programs Committee (PC).
The XC Coach acts as the XC Race Program Liaison on the Programs Committee (PC) and will also co-lead the XC Race Team Sub-Committee meetings as deemed necessary with Parents and Coaches and will be expected to take a leadership role in monthly meetings of the PC in addition to weekly Management Team meetings when not in conflict with other work duties or races
The primary function of the XC Coach is to oversee all cross-country ski training for athletes aged 13 through post-secondary. The coach will work with the SDP Coach, Biathlon Coach and Adult Program Coach to create a long-term sustainable development model to grow club programming into the future, building on successes and implementing change where required.  
This coach must possess both practical and physical knowledge of modern classic and skate ski techniques, have the ability to ski and train with athletes of all age groups and be a competent roller skier. Strong leadership, collaboration and communication skills are required to implement programming as well as the ability to plan the season effectively for a multi-tiered program. Each coach oversees an annual budget and should have some basic knowledge and understanding of the budgeting process. 
The XC Coach will work alongside the Biathlon Coach. Each will head their respective programs but is expected to co-lead, collaborate, and intertwine the youth racing programs as much as possible.
This position is a departure from the former SLNC club model with an overarching Club Head Coach. We are building a diverse and strong team of professional staff to guide decision-making forward. SLNC has over 500 participants in Programs from Bunnies to Masters XC Racers. With a long ski season, outstanding grooming and facilities, SLNC is poised to become a racing hub under the right coaching leadership, alongside our team of talented coaching staff. 
Our post-secondary programs are growing, having successfully completed our first year of the Post Secondary Sovereign Lake Nordic Development Academy. 
This position will remain open until fulfilled but we are seeking a coach to be installed by mid-summer. Please review the Job Description for more information. 
Please submit your resume to: [email protected]



Thank you to everyone for a wonderful season and fantastic last day of 22/23 operations. We look forward to welcoming you back on our trails in November of 2023. Do you need one last weekend of skiing? Check out our Spring Fling Camp from May 4th to 7th.






S2S Ski Marathon Beyond Expectations

The second annual Sovereign to SilverStar Ski Marathon has successfully completed with 70% more registrations than in its inaugural year.  With over 600 participants, and 800 entries over the two days of event the S2S has already grown into Canada’s 3rd largest loppet and the biggest in BC.  This partnership event between Sovereign Lake Nordic Club and SilverStar Mountain Resort managed to raise $11,500 for Kidsport Vernon this year. Kidsport is a local charity that provides grants to cover the costs of registration fees so that all kids aged 18 and under in Greater Vernon can play a season of sport.

Skier’s ages ranged from 8 to 83 and came from all over North America to participate.  Yellowknife Ski Club won the Club Competition based on participation and distance travelled, resulting in a large plaque and $2000 to the club.  The Sovereign 2 SilverStar Ski Marathon was also the culmination of the Pacific Northwest Loppet Series.  The overall winners for the Series were: Women: 1st Suzanne King, 2nd Maureen Clement, 3rd Daphe Brown; Men: 1st Mikhial Kudienko, 2nd Kent Murdoch, 3rd Dan Packman

Winners over the weekend:

Saturday: Skate 21k Men: 1st Lex Hostyn, 2nd Brian Brush, 3rd Simon Lapointe; Women: 1st Natalie Wilkie, 2nd Erica Casey, 3rd Rhea Loiselle. Skate 40k Men: 1st Luke Jager, 2nd Scott Hill, 3rd Jack Carlyle; Women: 1st Novie McCabe, Olivia Bouffard-Nesbitt, Katherine Stewart-Jones

Sunday: Classic, 21k Women: Ayla Musselman Bell, 2nd Sarah Johnson, 3rd Laura Salmon; Men: 1st Craig Demars, 2nd Rowan Musselman Bell, 3rd Michael Brewster.  Classic, 40k Women: 1st Novie McCabe, 2nd Olivia Bouffard-Nesbitt, 3rd Dahria Beatty; Men: 1st Julien Locke, 2nd Luke Jager, 3rd Scott Hill.

Image (credit Cynthia Flores) from left to right:

Marcus Boyle, Sovereign 2 SilverStar

Shayne Wright, Kidsport

Doug Ross, Kidsport

Pat van Mullem, Sovereign 2 SilverStar






Image of Event (credit Nathaniel Mah).











Sovereign Lake Seeks New General Manager

An exciting opportunity is now open to apply for the General Manager position of Sovereign Lake Nordic Club (SLNC). The new GM will manage one of the largest Nordic clubs in North America. SLNC has over 50K of Nordic trails along with snowshoe trails and a sliding hill for kids. Its location near Vernon BC ensures early snow, well-developed programs, local and National events plus a large and enthusiastic membership of 3000 members.
The General Manager is responsible for managing the activities of the club including Nordic Operations, Human Resources, and Communication. The General Manager has the responsibility to ensure that the operations of the Sovereign Lake Nordic Club are conducted in an effective, efficient and safe manner consistent with the Club’s Strategic Plan and Annual Operating Plan. Working in partnership with the Board of SLNC, this role is critical in creating the success of Sovereign Lake Nordic Club.


  • Working knowledge of Nordic skiing, ski area operations, recreation/sports club development, and the non-profit sector.
  • Experience in administration, financial management and control, customer service and strategic planning.
  • Experience working closely with a Board of Directors.
  • Demonstrated initiative and ability to think independently.
  • Strong Leadership skills.
  • Effective interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Tact, diplomacy, and the ability to listen to the views of others in a collaborative style.


  • Manage the day-to-day affairs and operations of the Club by developing and implementing operational, administrative, and financial procedures with senior staff.
  • Ensure that SLNC’s facilities and equipment are well maintained and available when needed.
  • Provide support to the Head Coach in the delivery of club programs.
  • Promote an organizational culture of tolerance, respect and safety among staff.
  • Develop a spirit of teamwork and sense of purpose among the staff toward achieving the Club’s goals.
  • Build relationships with industry partners.

To apply for this exciting opportunity, direct your letter of interest and CV by April 17,
2023 to [email protected]

April Operating Hours


With just 1 week left of the operating season, we will be moving to reduced hours. Check out our Closing Day events schedule on the events tab below.

The lodge will be operating from 9am to 4pm, Monday, April 3rd through the 10th, for our last day of operations.