Sovereign is seeking a couple of individuals that can assist with small trail grooming and freshening up of trails with our tracked Quads and Ginzu groomers. If this sounds like something that would interest you please reach out to SLNC General Manager for more details. Training is provided. Thanks!
The Canadian Association of Nordic Ski Instructors (CANSI) hosted two instructor courses this past weekend at Sovereign Lake training 20 new CANSI Level 1 and 2 Instructors. These instructors are taking part in our Masters Ski Programs as well as with our Ski School for teaching lessons to members and the general public. Congrats to all our successful candidates.
Join us Sunday, December 15th, for a wonderful evening with old and new friends to celebrate the holiday season. The lodge will stay open from 5pm to 8pm, with our potluck dinner taking place at 6pm. Stay for a ski afterward under the lights and stars. This is a Family Event for all. Bring a shareable menu item (with ingredients list) and a musical instrument! Coffee and hot chocolate will be served.
Mark your calendars!
There is exciting news in the Vernon ski community this morning as it was just announced that Silverstar Mountain Resort has been purchased by POWDR Corporation, a Utah based mountain lifestyle company that aims to maintaining and grow ski culture versus simply the selling of real estate.
It has been confirmed with Silverstar that this change in ownership will not affect Dual Area Passholders and that all existing agreements and partnerships will carry forward through the remainder of the 2019-20 season.
Due to a high-pressure cell hanging over the Southern Interior, we have not received any additional snowfall this past week to allow for opening. Roughly 15km of trails have been packed but lack sufficient snow depth for our opening trails to the public. Many areas are very shallow with stubble from fall brushing. The gate will remain closed until opening next week. Do a snow dance for us!
If you have been delaying in picking up your season pass you best get on it! Early bird rates close on October 31st which means that our in-season rates go up by $20 per person. Register on our Zone4 Registration page HERE. See you on the trails soon.
Spring has sprung on the trails of Sovereign Lake with day time temperatures climbing above 10 degrees daily. With these changing conditions, we adjust our grooming plan to spend more time preparing trails in the late evening than in the early morning hours.
This groomer scheduling change makes it significantly easier on our grooming equipment, allowing us to groom softer snow instead of hard ice. This results in icy conditions first thing in the morning so we recommend that you delay skiing until 10am to avoid ice. Please use caution in the shaded areas as ice can persist later in the day.
Cooler temperatures are on the way that should allow us to get back to regular grooming schedules soon.
Snowshoe and Backcountry Trails are all open.
Don’t forget the sunscreen. It is glorious out there!!
SLNC is excited to announce that we have been awarded a $230,000 Capital Projects Gaming Grants to be used towards the purchase of our new PB400 snowcat. This application was submitted last July and was recently attained after the second round of grants were awarded to 2018 grant applications.
These funds are allocated to the purchase of our new snowcat of which the club has already raised over $80,ooo in the last month and a half. This puts the club in a much better position to finance the remainder follow the addition of year-end profits to the purchasing fund.
There is still time to contribute to the purchase of this new machine. Follow THIS LINK to our donations page.
Sovereign Lake Nordic Nordic Club proudly acknowledges the financial support of the Province of British Columbia via the Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch.
Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre is a world-renowned cross country ski facility for all to enjoy, just 25 minutes from downtown Vernon. Cross country skiing and Youth ski programs have seen growing attendance and popularity this year. Many of our youth and parents are seeing the value and benefits of this healthy lifestyle that cross country skiing promotes. We encourage you to come out for some fresh air and fitness with us.