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Sun Peaks Loppet

Date Mar 4 2017 
Location     Sun Peaks Resort Nordic trail system 
Registration     $30 
Phone 250 309-2611 

The Sun Peaks Loppet is a fun, family-oriented cross country race open to all ability levels.

There is a 30km course distance to enter as a skater or classic skier and receive a separate time. There is also a 15km distance. By skiing two laps of the 15km course you will complete the 30km loppet. There is also a 2km course for beginners, novice skiers, bunnies and rabbits, and a 5km course for rabbits and track attack skiers, and beginner-intermediate skiers looking for a bit more of a challenge. 

The 2km, 5km, and 15km courses are free technique events which means you can skate or do classic technique and timing is combined for both techniques. The 30km course is for either skate or classic skiers with separate timing for both techniques.  

Age Categories

5 and under, 6-9, 10-13, 14-17, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+ years of age. Male and female in each class. 

2km, 5km, 15km and 30km (two laps of the 15km course).

Note: Due to the number of age classes and courses the race organizers may decide to not award medals for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in all categories as a result of the numbers entered in each category. 

Registration for this event is online only at 

Registration ends on March 3, 2017 at 12:00pm (noon).

Bib pick up and waiver signing will be at the Sun Peaks Nordic Centre from 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM, March 4, 2017.  The Nordic Centre is located a short walk from the west end of the P5 parking lot.  

Start Time and Location

Race starts at 10:00 AM for the 30km and 15km distances on March 4,2017. A second wave will go at 10:05 AM for the 5km and 2km courses. 

Start location is at P5 (parking area) above the Nordic Center.

Description of Course

Check out our interactive map for reference:

2 KM Course:  Start at the west end of P5, along McGillivray Lake Trail, left at next junction with Cotton Tail, stay right at next junction, continue along Cotton Tail to turn around point at Cotton Tail/Vista junction, then return on Cotton Tail to the finish at the Nordic Centre.

5 KM Course: Start at the west end of P5, along McGillivray Lake Trail, left at next junction with Cotton Tail, stay left at next junction (Lap Point) continuing on McGillivray Lake Trail, right at next junction with Whiskey Jack staying on McGillivray Lake Trail, right on Vista, right onto Cotton Tail, right at Cotton Tail/Vista junction, along Cotton Tail to next junction (Lap Point), ski the McGillivray Lake Trail/Vista/Cotton Tail Loop a second time back to Lap Point.  At Lap Point follow Cotton Tail to finish at Nordic Centre. 

15 KM Course:  Start at the west end of P5, along McGillivray Lake Trail, right at junction with Whiskey Jack Tail to Vista junction, up McGillivray Lake Trail, left at upper Blue Grouse junction, right at Nut Hatch, right at Raven Ramble, to McGillivray Lake Cabin turn around and aid station, back to Otter Loop, to Great Grey, to Vista (hard left turn) to Cotton Tail, to finish at Nordic Centre.

30 KM Course:  Two laps of the 15 km course. 

For more information contact Glenn Bond cell: 250 309-2611.

Post Race Social
A post race social and awards will be held at Morrisey's Public House at 2:00 PM. Exciting awards and draw prizes will be awarded to participants. 

Summer Activities

Take the chairlift up the mountain for a hike in the alpine flowers, or go mountain biking, play a round of golf, fly sky high on the Bungee TrampolineCanoe Rentals, Geocaching, Horse Drawn Carriage & Wagon Tours, Horse Trail Rides, Kayak Rentals, Mountain Cross Carts, Off Road Segway Tours, Stand-Up Paddle Boarding, Voyageur Canoe Tours, and more!

Click here to download the 2016 Summer Activity Guide