Trail Clean-Up Days

Get ready for our Summer Trail Clean-Up Days! The sun has dried out the trails, making them perfect for us to step in and clean up. Over the winter season, accidental littering has occurred during our adventures, leaving our beloved trails in need of a bit of sprucing up. We invite you to spend a wonderful evening on the trails, not just for a clean-up, but to reinforce our shared responsibility towards our community. Cleaning up doesn’t only make our trails look better, it helps protect the local wildlife and ensures a safer, cleaner environment for all future explorations. Join us as we take a step towards safeguarding our community’s natural treasures.
Trail Day #1: Thursday, July 25th  from 5 pm – 7 pm
Trail Day #2: Thursday,  August 1st from 5 pm -7 pm
Trail Day #3: Friday, August 16th from 5 pm – 7 pm
-Cold beverages and snacks will be provided.
-Clean-up supplies will be provided.
-Bring work gloves if you have them.
-Backpack with safety essentials.
Check out Adventure Smart for more information
Please RSVP Wendy  [email protected]
*More volunteer opportunities for building repairs in the fall. Dates in September.

We’re Hiring!

We’re are looking for talented folks like you to join our team, with both full-time and part-time seasonal opportunities available. We’d love to have you join our lively team, dedicated to fostering a vibrant and productive workspace.

Current Job Openings:
Master XC Coordinator/Coach(Part-Time)
Adult Hero’s Coach(Part-time)
Programs Administrator and Skills Development Coach(Full-time Maternity position)
Volunteer Coordinator(Part-time)
Check out our employment opportunities page for your chance to love where you work and work where you play.


2024/25 Early Bird Season Pass and Program Registration Open June 18th


Your Nordic Season Pass includes lots of great perks!

  • In-season skiing, snowshoeing at SLNC,
  • 10% discounts on lessons,
  • 10% discounts on rentals,
  • 10% discounts on food in the SLNC Lodge,
  • 10% off on soft and hard goods at Stussi Sport,
  • Access to club programs,
  • New* Bring a friend days * Dates and details in the fall
  • Discounted Add-On Nordic Season Pass as SSMR,
  • Discounts at partnering Nordic ski areas * Information coming soon on new partnerships!
  • All members (19 years of age and over) have voting rights at our annual AGM and can help shape the future of our club.

Find more information about Ski and Snowshoe Season Passes on the website HERE

We are excited to announce that 2024/2025 Season Pass and Programs are now sold through Zone4 Systems


We listened to our customers and have decided to make a change to our Point of Sales System. Save your pass cards from last season and we will send an update closer to the fall on how to activate your pass card for this coming season.
Program Registration Opening in Zone 4  
Easy one-stop shopping, remember to buy your season pass when registering for your program.  All SLNC program participants are required to have a season pass for insurance purposes. Your CCBC and Nordiq Canada fees are included in the cost of your season pass.

Nature’s Fare Market 3% Club * Save your receipts this summer *

We are a member of Nature’s Fare Markets’ 3% Club – created as an effortless way for us all to give back.

Every time someone from our organization – an employee, member, or volunteer – shops at Nature’s Fare they donate 3%
(before tax) of the total back to us as a tax-free donation. That can add up!

Here’s how it works…

  • Shop at Nature’s Fare Markets, save your receipts and put your receipts in our 3% Club box.
  • Three times a year (in April, August, and December) we total and submit the receipts 
  • Within one month Nature’s Fare sends us a tax-free donation.

So far in 2023 alone, they’ve donated over $44,000 to organizations like ours to show their appreciation for the work we do. By working together we help to keep our community sustainable, healthy, and thriving.

Thank you so much for your support of the 3% Club. 
Please email if you have any questions.

[email protected]




Thank you to everyone for a  23/24 Season to remember!

The weather was not always our friend but it gave us lots to discuss over a hot chocolate in the lodge.

There is nothing better than those conversations around the fire or out on the trails with friends or people you just met.

The staff at SLNC appreciate seeing your smiling faces every day. We take pride in the work we do and love hearing about your day on the trails.

Let’s see what awaits us next season. See you in for Spring Fling from May 2nd to 5th or November for our season 24/25 opening(TBD)

Thank you

Wendy, SLNC Staff and the Board of Directors






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.







BC Winter Games Underway: Day 1 Results


The BC Games are underway and 3 events took place on the opening day of Competitions. Athletes representing all corners of the province are in attendance and saw successes across the podiums in Friday’s competitions.

Cross Country Competitions (Individual Start – Classic): 

  • Para Nordic Sit Ski – Male: was won by Kadem Baum (Larch Hills- Okanagan), our only registered sit ski competitor of the event who laid down a blistering fast time on his course.
  • 3.5km Male: With a Hollyburn (Coast Region) podium sweep, Andrea Inkster, Mark Shapolov, and Noah Wilson prevailed in their category. SLNC athlete Simon Heidt, placed a strong 7th. 
  • 3.5km Female: With 3 regions representing the podium of the girls’ category, Aleah Smith (Nelson-Kootenays) laid down an unmatched performance taking the win by 30 seconds over the nearest competitor. Fiona Woodman (Revelstoke – Okanagan) took second, while Nadia Wallin of Williams Lake (Cariboo) landed the final podium spot, in 3rd.
  • 5km Male: With another Hollyburn (Coast) athlete Lucas Gitt taking first, Sovereign Lake (Okanagan) athlete Axel Hostyn, took second place, 43 seconds behind the leader, while Kimberley (Kootenays) athlete Koby Clark rounded out the podium.
  • 5km Female: Kiara Pighin (Telemark – Okanagan), former SLNC skier, took a commanding 20-second win,  while Madeleine Wilkie (Larch Hills – Okanagan) placed 2nd, with Ella Svenson (Rossland – Kootenays) in 3rd. SLNC athlete Carmen MacArthur was just outside of the medals with a solid 4th-place finish. 

The complete result list is available HERE.


Biathlon Competitions (Individual Sprint): 

  • Junior Boys: Ewan Hawes of Burns Lake (Northwest) took the top spot in the opening race of the day. Taje Hansen of Whistler (Coast) was 2nd with Aiden Firth rounding out the podium from Mount Currie (Coastal).  SLNC athlete James Holmes-Peters, placed 10th. 
  • Junior Girls: Former SLNC skier, now in Summerland (Okanagan) Jasmin Hanry placed 1st in the competition with clean shooting and an almost full 1-minute lead over her nearest competitor, SLNC athlete and torch bearer Sierra Munroe, landing a strong 2nd place finish having missed only one target, and Brydon Harris Irvin of North Van (Coastal) took the final podium position.  Savannah Bot of SLNC had a strong race with only one missed target placing 7th, while still enduring an ankle injury which occurred at the Biathlon National Championships.

Biathlon Competitions (2x 3km Team Relay): 

  • Junior Boys: The Zone 5 Boys Team of Aiden Firth and Taje Hansen placed first, Zone 8’s Nathanael Dean and David Hillhouse placed second and the Zone 2 Team of Tyler Lum and Rowan Bird took 3rd place. SLNC James Holmes-Peters placed 4th with teammate Oscar Nelson.
  • Junior Girls: The Zone 2 Team of SLNC athlete Sierra Munroe and Summerlands Jasmine Hanry took the top spot in the 3 x 1km race, Zone 8 Girls team of Isla Cadell and Natalie Hoehn placed 2nd and Zone 2’s Tayte Proulx-Royds and SLNC athlete Savannah Bot, rounded out the podium in 3rd. 

The complete result list is available HERE.



BC Winters Games Volunteer Recruiting Underway


We are just two weeks away from the BC Winter Games and while this is a small event, it still takes lots of volunteers to run the events. SLNC will be hosting both the XC and biathlon events. With under 150 athletes between the two events, it will make for short days and exciting racing between two small age groups. If you are available to help out on any of the days please signup at the links below. This is a great way to give back to the ski community and if you are new to the club, a great way to meet like-minded people!

For more information on the events, please visit the event website HERE.