The Cross Country Ski Areas Association annual conference is at Silver Star Tuesday and Wednesday. (photo submitted)

The Cross Country Ski Areas Association annual conference is at Silver Star Tuesday and Wednesday. (photo submitted)

Conference makes tracks for Silver Star

Silver Star Mountain Resort will host the Cross Country Ski Areas Association annual conference Tuesday and Wednesday

  • Apr. 3, 2017 1:10 p.m.

A major North American sports conference is coming to the North Okanagan.

Silver Star Mountain Resort will host the Cross Country Ski Areas Association annual conference Tuesday and Wednesday.

“We are pleased to host this event and welcome other area owners and operators from around North America,” said Shane Landreville, Silver Star nordic manager.

“This is an opportunity for us to learn from others in the industry and discover a new way of doing things to continue to develop and deliver a great cross country skiing experience.”

More than 20 ski resorts from across North America will take part in the conference.

“The purpose of the conference is to share best practices among the cross country ski community and its operators,” said Landreville.

“The convention committee has created a packed agenda with great educational opportunities and a new twist this year, one-on-one meeting opportunities with several of the presenters to review individual resorts specifics. The conference is also scheduled to include breakout sessions where members will have the opportunity to shape the future CCSAA standards for fat biking, trail reporting and ski patrol and safety.”

Silver Star has more than 55 kilometres of trails and an additional 50 kilometres of connecting trails when combined with Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre.

“Silver Star does it all right,” said Reese Brown, with the CCSAA.

“We want to give our members a chance to have the Silver Star experience to see the industry leaders in action but also to see how Silver Star has integrated and build a culture and lifestyle around skiing, something that we can all learn from.”