Sovereign 2 SilverStar Ski Marathon

 

Sovereign Lake Nordic Club and SilverStar Mountain Resort are teaming up to present the first-ever Sovereign2SilverStar Ski Marathon. A point to party event with two of everything: two days (classic and skate), two distances each day (42km and 21km), and two ski areas (start at Sovereign Lake and finish on Main Street of SilverStar village).

Finishing is Winning: After the ‘competitive’ waves start, the smaller ‘fun’ waves will be spaced out to allow everyone to enjoy their time on the trails. With the largest daily groomed network of Nordic trails in Canada, there are no laps or repeated trail sections, just a lot of scenery.

The two areas are working together to build an adventure that carries on well after the skiing is done. When you get to the finish line you’re just getting started as the party gets underway at the great local restaurants and bars.

The Details

  • April 2nd, 2022: Classic Day: your choice of 42km or 21km.
  • April 3rd, 2022: Free/Skate Day: your choice of 42km or 21km.
  • Start in a World Cup stadium at Sovereign Lake, finish on Main Street in SilverStar village.
  • Stop at a food station, take pictures at the viewpoints, experience the trails with small wave starts to allow more room to appreciate the scenery.
  • Build your own experience: choose between competitive and fun waves, ride the gondola on a sunny afternoon, add a multisport experience 20 minutes drive to the valley below.

Check out the EVENT WEBSITE 

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Snow Fun 50 Virtual Ski

Dates: March 1 – 28, 2022
Registration: None! Submit your trailforks or Strava track to [email protected].
Cost: FREE

Details:

We are doing a virtual SnowFun50 this year and the rules are quite simple.  Just ski the SnowFun50 course on any one day from now until March 28 and you will earn a finisher medal!

There are no fees or registration required, no aid stations, no on-course maps, no free beer at the pub ☹ and you are on your own to plan, support yourself and complete the course.  As it is a point-to-point ski from Sovereign to Silverstar, you will also have to work out your own logistics for where you park and where to leave your post-ski change of clothes.See the course map below. To get instructions on how to pick up your medal, submit your Trailforks/Strava/Garmin track to [email protected].  We only have 40 special 2020 Canadian Nationals medals so first come, first earned. You should treat yourself to the pub when you finish to celebrate!  Long John’s in Silverstar Village has been our host in the past years so drop in for your finisher meal and tell them why you are there.  Next year we hope to have an in-person SnowFun50 where we will all gather at LongJohn’s after the event (and get a free beer!).  But for now, whether you pick LongJohn’s or another eatery, celebrate in the Village regardless!p.s. The Club is trying to develop more user data using TrailForks so if at all possible, please use TF to record your ski.

SnowFun 50 Full Course on Trailforks.com

 

SnowFun 50 Full Course on Trailforks.com



The Sovereign “Best in Snow” Loppet

RACE CANCELLED – posted: March 13, 9:40 AM

Good morning, the Sovereign lake board has decided to cancel the Sovereign “Best in Snow” loppet in respect to British Columbia’s health officials announcement yesterday, that includes a ban on gatherings over 250 people to curb the spread of of the COVID-19 virus.

COVID-19: B.C. bans mass gatherings, advises against foreign travel

Stay Healthy

 

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DATE: Saturday, March 14

DETAILS

ONLINE REGISTRATION

Click here to register

Online registration deadline is March 11 at midnight

BIB PICKUP & LATE REGISTRATION

8 am – 9:30 am at the Race Office on Saturday, March 14

  • Bib pick up
  • Day of registration is by cash only and exact change appreciated.


TECHNIQUE

Free Technique (Skate or Classic), there will be 10k/15k/30k single lane track set courses

We will display the technique in the results. This will allow those who are skiing classic only (i.e. no skating at all during the race) to compare their times with others.

Separate awards will not be provided for classic technique.

REFUNDS

No refunds will be given. All race proceeds to go kids programs.

RULES

  • The race course trails are open to the public, be courteous to other skiers, pass safely and be polite.
  • Please refrain from trampling the classic tracks.
  • Be respectful of other racers when passing, and do not block skiers trying to pass you.
  • Anyone reported skiing in poor etiquette to other skiers, blocking or unsportsmanlike behaviour will be disqualified.
  • If you are unable to finish the race, please let our finish line timing people know.

AWARDS & DRAW PRIZES

Medals will be given out to the top 3 men & women in the 10k, 15k, and 30k distances.
Separate medals will not be provided for classic technique.

Draw prizes will be randomly given out at the end of the event.

POST-RACE FOOD

Smokies/sausages will be available for a fee (cash only), money raised will go towards SLNC youth programs

LOCATION: Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre, Vernon, BC

HOST CLUB: Sovereign Lake Nordic Club

CONTACT[email protected]

VOLUNTEERsign up sheet

RESULTS: 2020 results will be listed on www.webscorer.com