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November 23 @ 8:30 am - November 26 @ 5:00 pm

XC105 NORDIC SKI FESTIVAL

Details

Start:
November 23 @ 8:30 am
End:
November 26 @ 5:00 pm
Cost:
$90
Event Category:
Website:
http://www.sovereignlake.com/festival

Organizer

Gerry Furseth
Phone:
(250) 558-3036
Email:
gerry@sovereignlake.com
Website:
www.sovereignlake.com

Venue

Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre
250 Sovereign Lake Rd.
Vernon, BC
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Phone:
(250) 558-3036
Website:
www.sovereignlake.com

Details

Start:
November 23 @ 8:30 am
End:
November 26 @ 5:00 pm
Cost:
$90
Event Category:
Website:
http://www.sovereignlake.com/festival

Organizer

Gerry Furseth
Phone:
(250) 558-3036
Email:
gerry@sovereignlake.com
Website:
www.sovereignlake.com

Venue

Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre
250 Sovereign Lake Rd.
Vernon, BC
+ Google Map
Phone:
(250) 558-3036
Website:
www.sovereignlake.com

 

Welcome to Canada’s Premier Cross Country Ski Destination. 105km of  daily groomed corduroy.

 Register Now There is NO day of event registration.

From November 23rd to 26th, Sovereign Lake Nordic Club and SilverStar Mountain Resort Ltd are hosting events that will convert our traditional ski party into a festival. Fun is the mission, and there are activities for every level of skier from beginner to elite racer.

Something for everyone. 

From ski demos to lessons this festival is about getting you out on your skis. Whether it is day 1 on skis or day 20, there are terrain options to suit your needs. We are high up, at an elevation of just over 1600m, and it can take a couple days to acclimatize. With an anticipated 30km of ski terrain open between Sovereign Lake and SilverStar we guarantee there is something for you.

If you a want to become a better skier, an XC SuperCamp is a great way to achieve those goals. The mountain has a long history of hosting early season clinics, dating back to 1986.  As a festival bonus, we are offering 10% off Camp 3 (Nov 27 to Dec 1) if you buy a four day festival pass. Camps 1 and 2 are concurrent with the Festival.

If you are a racer, this is your chance to do an early season elevation camp just like the pros. Sleep in SilverStar village (1,600m/5,250 ft), ski up to the top (1,900m/6,250 ft). For a high/low camp, roller ski, bike or run down in Vernon (400m/1,300ft), just 25 minutes away. The early season training options are endless! Bring your whole team to experience the best of what high elevation skiing has to offer. There are four ‘races’ during the weekend if you really want to pin it: an informal time trial, a headlamp relay, the 1st Annual “BeerCanBeiner”, and the Turkey Trot. Want to win a prize? Skiing fastest won’t help you this weekend. Some people will try to win anyway, but it takes a dedicated person to ski past a chocolate station at race pace.

See event details on the tabs above.

Register Now

4 day pass, $90:

  • Four days of skiing on both systems.
  • Free entry to the Saturday night dance party and night skiing.
  • Free entry to the The Gambler Time Trial.
  • A 20 minute massage for $5 (space limited, apply at ski demos).
  • A keepsake event pass-card.

3 day pass, $68:

  • Friday, Saturday and Sunday skiing on both systems.
  • Free entry to the Saturday night dance party and night skiing.
  • A 20 minute massage for $5 (space limited, apply at ski demos).
  • A keepsake event pass-card.
Event 4 day pass 3 day pass Extra fee
Thursday/Friday skiing Y
Saturday/Sunday skiing Y Y
Saturday night dance and skiing Y Y $15
Keepsake pass-card Y Y N/A
Turkey Dinner $39
The Gambler  TT Y $5
 Ski demos Y Y $0
BEERcanBeiner $25
Yoga $15
Turkey Trot, w chocolate $30
Ski with the Elite $75
Try Biathlon $40

 

Thursday  Register Now

Time Event Location Extra Fee
6:00pm Turkey Dinner Red Antler, SilverStar $39
8:30-5:00 Skiing Both systems

Friday

Note that the BeerCanBeiner and Dance Party have changed nights.

Time Event Location  Extra Fee
9:00am The Gambler Time Trial Sovereign Lake Stadium $5 (included in 4 day pass)
 4:00pm Nordic Yoga  SilverStar village $15/session
 8:00pm BEERcanBeiner SilverStar, Brewers Pond $30
 8:30-5:00 Skiing Both systems

Saturday. Register Now

Note that the BeerCanBeiner and Dance Party have changed nights.

Time Event Location  Extra Fee
9:00am – 1:00pm Ski and equipment demos Sovereign Lake Stadium
1:00pm or 2:15pm Be a biathlete Sovereign Lake biathlon range $40
2:00pm Ski with the Elite Sovereign Lake $75
 4:00pm Nordic Yoga SilverStar village $15/session
7:00pm Snow Dance Party (DJ, night skiing, headlamp relay) Sovereign Lake stadium $15 (included in 3 and 4 day passes), +$5 for the relay.
 8:30-5:00  Skiing Both systems

Sunday

Time Event Location  Extra Fee
9:00am Turkey Trot – with chocolate On the trails $30
9:00am – 1:00pm Ski and equipment demos SilverStar village
 8:30-5:00  Skiing Both systems

Will there be snow by November?

Sovereign Lake and SilverStar are not immune to global warming, but we have had at least 30km of trails open and set for this weekend the last 19 seasons. This year, we had snow before the scheduled November 10th opening day. Sovereign officially opened with 20km of track set on November 4th, growing to 35km a week later.

All smiles on October 14th, 2017.
All smiles on October 14th, 2017.

How can I volunteer?

There are a few volunteer roles left. Email [email protected] to get yours.

  • Chocolate Meister (3 of): Learn to make perfect drinking chocolate according to instructions from Thomas Haas. Make and serve chocolate at aid station Sunday from 8:00 to 10:00.
  • Photographer (2 more): Take good photos at some of the events. The photographers can agree who does which event.
  • Photoshop or image editing person: We need someone to put together art for the Festival (signs, Festival pass designs, a poster).
  • Social Media: We need someone to be present to post content on behalf of the club that reflects the message of the festival and the fun people are having at it.

Where can I stay?

There are accommodation options in SilverStar village and the city of Vernon.

SilverStar has ski in/ski out options and is at 1,600m elevation. It is walking distance to some of the events.

Vernon is a much larger community with a wider choice of accommodation and restaurants, but is a 25 minute drive from the skiing. It is also much lower, 400m elevation, which is valuable for racers who want to do a high/low camp during the Festival.