Nordic skiing is scheduled to begin at Silver Star Mountain Resort Friday. Valley-bottom rain has translated in a growing snowpack at higher elevations.

Nordic skiing is scheduled to begin at Silver Star Mountain Resort Friday. Valley-bottom rain has translated in a growing snowpack at higher elevations.

Silver Star ready for nordic season

Cross-country skiing is anticipated to begin Friday and more than 40 centimetres of snow have fallen in the last two weeks.

Vernon’s Silver Star Mountain Resort is tracking for its scheduled early-season opening of nordic trails.

Cross-country skiing is anticipated to begin Friday and more than 40 centimetres of snow have fallen in the last two weeks.

“We’re excited about the upcoming season and our renewed partnership with Sovereign Lake,” said Guy Paulsen, Silver Star’s nordic manager.

“For the first time in Silver Star’s history, we’ll be co-hosting Canada’s longest running, early-season camp. Skiers across Canada and the U.S. have come to trust our early snow and excellent coaching to start off their season.”

Five-day Cross-Country Supercamps run Nov. 19 to 23 and Nov. 26 to 30. Weekend camps will run the last two weekends of the month and all camps include a biathlon option and the opportunity to experience shooting on skis.

“Silver Star is world-renowned for its cross-country skiing facilities and is a training ground for some of the best racers in the world,” said Paulsen.

“The first of the international competitions is set for Dec. 8 and 9. Vernon will host both the Teck BC Cup 1 and the second of the Haywood NorAm Race Series, with elite and developing skiers from Canada competing head-to-head with guests from the U.S.”