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New Nordic Era Emerging

Fri, 20/07/2012 - 9:40 am

For the first time in the history of Silver Star Mountain Resort and neighboring Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre, the two Nordic operators will now provide a Dual Area Cross Country Trail Pass and co-host early season cross country camps. This unprecedented step now places the combined 'Super Trail System' on Silver Star Mountain as the largest groomed cross country trail system in Western Canada and second largest in the country. Nordic skiers of all abilities can now access a combined 105 kilometers of groomed and track set trails on one pass.  “Both trail systems and facilities on their own offer outstanding Nordic skiing experiences. Together, we can truly offer a world class experience” says Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre General Manager, Scott Lemon. “This is a great step forward for everyone” Lemon added.

“It was time” agreed Guy Paulsen and Scott Lemon, Nordic Managers at Silver Star Mountain Resort and Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre. “Local skiers, visiting guests, teams and associations have all been waiting for this to happen for years"  says Paulsen. "The heightened level of cooperation between Silver Star Mountain Resort and Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre will benefit skiers as well as the sport in general" added Paulsen.

Dates for the 2012 Cross Country Supercamps are as follows:

Camp #1 Nov. 19 - 23 (5 Day Program – Mon to Fri)
Camp #2 Nov. 23 - 25 (2.5 Day Program – Fri noon to Sunday)
Camp #3 Nov. 26 - 30 (5 Day Program – Monday to Friday)
Camp #4 Nov. 30 - Dec. 2 (2.5 Day Program – Friday noon to Sunday)

Registration for the 2012 Cross Country Supercamp and sales of the Dual Area XC Pass start August 1st 2012.