Update March 13 - due to the COVID-19 situation and government advisories, this event is cancelled. We thank you for your understanding during this time. For our statement on COVID-19, click here.
explore sun peaks nordic trail network
With over 37km of trails groomed and track set daily, you'll love the ease of accessing our valley trail network from your accommodation in the village.
Teck sun peaks nordic sprint challenge
The TECK Sun Peaks Nordic Sprint Challenge returns for its third year on Saturday, March 14 at 6:00pm. Open to all ages and abilities, this fun, short course is a great way to kick-off the Nordic weekend.
Bib pick up is between 5:00pm to 6:00pm in the Village Day Lodge breezeway.
Awards will be immediately following the race on course.
SUN PEAKS LOPPET
Join us on Sunday, March 15 for the Sun Peaks Loppet a fun, family-oriented cross country race open to all ability levels. Race distances include 30km, 15km, 5km and 2km.
Bib pick up is between 8:00am to 9:30am in the Nordic Centre.
2km Course: Start at the Nordic Centre, along McGillivray Lake Trail, left at next junction with Cotton Tail, across bridge, stay right at edge of timber onto the Biathlon Loop, continue along Biathlon loop merging onto Cotton Tail at the Bridge, return on Cotton Tail turning right onto the Morrisey Ski Way at the Umbrella Cafe, and then turn right to the finish at the Nordic Centre.
5km Course: Start at the Nordic Centre, along McGillivray Lake Trail, left at next junction with Cotton Tail, across bridge, 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.
15km Course: Start at the Nordic Centre, along McGillivray Lake Trail, left at next junction with Cotton Tail, across bridge, left at next junction, continuing on McGillivray Lake Trail, right at junction with Whiskey Jack Tail to Vista junction, up McGillivray Lake Trail, left at upper Blue Grouse junction onto Blue Grouse, right onto Nut Hatch, right onto Raven Ramble, to McGillivray Lake Cabin turn around and aid station, back to left at Otter Loop, to left onto Great Grey, to Vista and straight through onto Cotton Tail, to finish at Nordic Centre.
30km Course: Two laps of the 15km course.
Check out our photo recap of the 2019 Nordic Festival here.
START TIMES AND LOCATION
Sprint Challenge starts at 6:00pm with individual time trials followed by heats at approximately 7:00pm. We will use King’s court format. Subject to change based on number of racers, available time, and weather conditions. Event location; Slopeside, Village Centre.
Loppet Race starts at 10:00am for the 30km and 15km distances on March 15. A second wave will go at 10:05am for the 5km and 2km courses. Start location: P5 (parking area) above the Nordic Centre.
Photo Credit to Abdul Aleesa
Post Race Social
A post race social and awards will be held at the Nordic Centre immediately following completion of race. Awards and over $3,000 of draw prizes will be awarded to participants.
festival Registration closes at noon on Thursday, March 12
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