Nordic skiing starts at Sovereign Lake and Silver Star

More than 20 kilometres of cross-country ski trails will be ready at Sovereign Lake

The winter fun has started in the North Okanagan.

Nordic skiing officially gets underway today at both Silver Star Mountain Resort and the Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre.

More than 20 kilometres of cross-country ski trails will be ready at Sovereign Lake.

“The conditions are good with a light covering of reasonably hard snow,” said Don Wylie, Sovereign Lake general manager.

The Carl Wylie, Passmore and World Cup trails will be open and the green trail, Woodland Bell, will be added shortly.

At Silver Star Mountian Resort, there is 25 centimetres of snow in the village and 40 centimetres at higher elevations.

Twenty kilometres of upper trails (Putnam trails) will open today.

“Skiers across Canada and the U.S. have come to trust our early snow and excellent coaching to start off their season,” said Guy Paulsen, nordic manager at Silver Star.

Registrations are flowing in for the 2012 Cross-Country Supercamps, which begin Tuesday.