Latest News

SLNC Raises $2898 for Food Bank

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.

CANSI Courses a HUGE Success

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.

SLNC Holiday Club Potluck

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!

POWDR Corporation Buys SilverStar Resort

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.

Head Lamp Heroes Night Race: Nov 27th

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
-Photo Op/signing
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.

CCBC On Snow Camp a huge success!

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 Trails Closed until November 15th


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.


SLNC Management

SLNC Opening Delayed to November 8th

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!