Cross-country skiing popular at Sovereign Lake and Silver Star
There are more cross-country skiers hitting the trails.
Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre and Silver Star Mountain Resort, which are open until April 6, report increased activity this season, partly because of an agreement that finds both businesses working together.
“We have seen a sharp rise in the purchase of dual area passes this season over last season and our supercamp numbers continue to grow,” said Scott Lemon, Sovereign Lake general manager.
“The relationship between Sovereign Lake and Silver Star is clearly working and we are now starting to see the benefits of working closer together.”
Sovereign Lake and Silver Star are currently working on a memorandum of understanding with various government agencies to develop better infrastructure for cross-country skiers and snowshoers.
“We are very supportive of the new proposed day lodge at Sovereign Lake and improvements on ways to better connect the two trail systems” said Guy Paulsen, Silver Star nordic manager.
“The existing day lodge at Sovereign is often stretched to its limits given the growth in the club’s programs, events, and people coming to ski and snowshoe. With more collaborative efforts planned between Sovereign Lake and Silver Star, we hope the funding required for these needed infrastructure improvements will come online soon.”
The attraction of 105 kilometres of cross-country trail network has made inroads into international markets.
“We are excited to be hosting the Victorian State cross-country ski team from Australia this coming December at the mountain,” said Anna Tilly, Silver Star sales manager.
“The team’s organizers were very impressed by the joint trail network and the excellent facilities both Sovereign Lake and Silver Star have to offer.”