Recent snow has allowed the first trails to open at Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre on Silver Star Mountain.
The centre has opened for what it is calling a ski 'preseason'. Just over five kilometres of snow has been rolled and track set at Sovereign Lake.
“This is a little earlier than last year, but generally pretty normal to see snow here this time of year,” said Dudley Coulter, community relations spokesperson for the Sovereign Lake Nordic Club. “There has already been a handful of avid and competitive skiers from throughout the region taking advantage of these early season conditions.”
It was announced over the summer that Sovereign Lake is now the largest ski club in Canada with 1,652 members, and is ranked amongst the top destinations for cross country skiing in North America.
Once the snow really falls, there will 105 km of daily groomed trails between Sovereign and SilverStar Mountain Resort for nordic skiers to use – the largest daily groomed network in Canada.
Sovereign Lake officially opens Nov. 10 for season pass holders and day ticket sales.
For those wanting to take advantage of the early season conditions, they are asked to place $5 in a donation box at the trailhead on Repeater Road.