Vernon - Telemark / Silverstar / Kelowna Nordic
Dates: February 11-13, 2017 (Saturday to Monday, Family Day weekend)
Duration/Departure: 2 nights, 3 ski days, AM departure
Accommodation: Village Green Hotel, Vernon
Cost: $195 Own bed, $150 Shared bed in a room with 2-3 other people
Type: Classic, Skate, Downhill, Snowshoeing
Pick-up Location & Times:
- Ont30 = Ontario and East 30th Avenue: 07:10
- BL= Boundary and Lougheed: 07:30
- Lang = Sandman Hotel, 202 Street, Langley: 08:00
Trip Leader: Susan Taylor (604-754-3806, smt.calgary AT gmail.com)
If you would like to register for this trip, please contact the Trip Leader.
For the Family Day holiday weekend, we will travel to Vernon to enjoy three days of skiing in the Okanagan. staying at the Village Green Hotel. On Saturday (on our way to Vernon) we will ski for approximately 3 hours at Telemark Nordic in Glenrosa (West Kelowna), which has 50 kilometres of trails, groomed for classic and skate skiing. Telemark also offers 62km of snowshoe trails. The lodge at Telemark sells snacks and light refreshments.
On Sunday, we head to Silver Star, where skiers can cross-country ski at Sovereign Lake, Silver Star, or both! The joint trail networks of Sovereign Lake Nordic Center and Silver Star Mountain Resort offer over 105 kilometers of daily groomed trails (suitable for both classic and skate skiing). Skiers can purchase a dual area cross-country pass that provides one ride to the top of the Silver Star downhill area. From there you can decide to explore the Silver Star trails or sail down Lars Taylor way to the Sovereign Lake trails. Downhill skiers can enjoy 3269 acres of skiable terrain at the top class Silver Star Resort, widely known for its premium snow conditions. Snowshoers can also enjoy the many scenic trails at Silver Star.
On Monday, we pack up, load the bus, and head off to ski Kelowna Nordic (McCulloch). Rustic facilities, friendly club members and 75 km of beautiful wooded ski trails (coupled with state-of-the-art grooming and track-setting) define the Kelowna Nordic Ski Club. Perfect for snowshoe enthusiasts, the area offers approximately 80 km of snowshoe trails, many with panoramic views. Two day-cabins make excellent stops where Skiers can eat lunch or snacks, warm up, and mingle with the locals. The Kelowna Nordic site has no food or water. Please bring all that you need.