Thursday, 12 December 2013

Great early season skiing at Sovereign Lake and Silver Star near Vernon, B.C.

The trees were caked in snow
by Keith and Heather Nicol
      One of the best places in Canada for early season skiing is the Sovereign Lake– Silver Star Nordic trail system. Together they boast 105 km of trails and this year they have been cross country skiing since early November.  We recently spent 10 days at Silver Star Resort skiing both trail systems in late November and early December, 2013 and can’t say enough good things about these trails. This combined trail system is the largest in Canada and are well groomed for classic and skating ski techniques. It was a winter wonderland with the trees caked in snow. Both trail systems have warm up cabins along the way and they make a good place to stop, rest and warm up. Another bonus is that many cross country teams come to this area to train and it is great to be skiing on these trails with some of the fastest skiers in the country. Add to this the stunning scenery of the distant Monashee Range and you have a hard to beat location for cross country skiing. For more information see: and
The wide trail systems are groomed for classic and skate technque

Where else can you x-country ski past restaurants and shops ? 
There are several cabins along the extensive trail system

Racing teams love to use this area as an early season training venue

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