Thanks to the generous donations of our patrons on Christmas day we were able to raise almost $3000 for the 4th Annual Xmas Day Food Bank Fundraiser. All proceeds from ticket sales and member donations went towards the Salvation Army House of Hope to help provide food to those in need throughout the winter season. This donation almost doubled our $1642 from last year. Thank you for your generosity this holiday season and all the best in the new year.
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.
This is a fun, low key celebration of skiing and a kick-off to the season using Skating technique
$5 entry fee gets participants a race with a bib, a time, potential draw prize, some pizza and a beverage- all under the lights-no headlamp needed.
5:30 Registration opens (course marked and ready for training by this time)
6:15 Registration closes
6:30 Race starts (approximately 5-7km of racing or 20min)
7:30 -Draw prizes and presentations in the lodge with pizza and social
-Q and A with National Ski Team
8:30-9:00 Hope to have everything wrapped up
-National Ski Team athletes and Coaches to be present throughout the evening. Potential that athletes may race or participate.
SLNC is proud of the efforts put forth November 8-11th to ensure that 95 of our up and coming BC athletes and 20 of the provinces coaches had the best possible skiing conditions, a warm lodge and ski storage capabilities despite what nature threw at us.
The camp ended with fitter, albeit a little tired, but extremely happy athletes. Special thanks to our grooming team and new staff members for keeping the facility going prior to our official opening.
It’s with a sense of pride that I am happy to belong to the Sovereign family but in the larger scope, we all belong to the XC Family which is what makes this sport so awesome!
Eric de Nys (SLNC Programs Director / CCBC Fall On-Snow Camp Leader)
SLNC will be open for the season effective Wednesday, November 13th at 8:30 am. We intend to be grooming with the PB 400 snowcat on Passmore, Wylies Loop, World Cup, and possibly Aberdeen.
Welcome back to another great season! We will be processing season passes out of the lodge for the remainder of the season.
All SLNC Trails are closed effective immediately until further notice with no exceptions as we are trying to preserve the minimal amount of snow we have for the coming weekend. We will be opening Aberdeen as well as the Repeater Rd for the BC Ski Team Camp (and public). We kindly request that all users respect our request and avoid skiing until the weekend. A notice will be posted this afternoon down at the lower parking lot.
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.