Photo Recap: 2019 Sun Peaks Nordic Festival

It's become the highlight of the Nordic season! On March 16 and 17, 2019, the Sun Peaks Nordic Festival returned for the biggest year yet. Plenty of Nordic fans both young and old made the trip to Sun Peaks to challenge themselves and have fun on our beautiful network of cross country trails under glorious sunny skies.

The Teck Sun Peaks Nordic Sprint Challenge kicked things off on Saturday night with a fun short course race under lights. The following day skiers tackled course lengths of 2 km, 5 km, 15 km, or 30 km during the Sun Peaks Loppet.

Here's a look back at a fantastic weekend of Nordic racing and camaraderie:

Sprint Challenge at the Sun Peaks Nordic Festival
Nordic skiing took centre stage at Sun Peaks Resort for the weekend.
Sprint Challenge at the Sun Peaks Nordic Festival
The sun went down, the lights came on, and the Sprint Challenge heated up.
The Sun Peaks Loppet
Arriving early at the Nordic Centre to warm up for the Sun Peaks Loppet.
Sun Peaks Nordic Festival
It was a busy at our East Village Nordic Centre on race day.
Sun Peaks Nordic Festival
A new electronic timing system allowed for live timing updates this year.
Sun Peaks Nordic Festival
Preparing to start the 15 km and 30 km categories.
Sun Peaks Nordic Festival
And they're off!
Sun Peaks Nordic Festival
The 2 km and 5 km races got underway soon after.
Sun Peaks Nordic Festival
The younger racers had both the speed and the style game dialed.
Sun Peaks Nordic Festival
Heading in from the outer reaches of the network on the 15 km and 30 km loop.
Sun Peaks Nordic Festival
Beautiful sunshine kept the racers in good spirits on the grueling 30 km course.

Congratulations to all of the skiers who took part and we'll see you again next year!

While the Sun Peaks Nordic Festival weekend is a great time for cross country enthusiasts to visit, Nordic skiing in Sun Peaks is amazing all winter long. Check out our blog on 5 Reasons to Nordic Ski in Sun Peaks this Winter or explore the Nordic section of our website to learn more.

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