Cross-country skiing trails at both the Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre and SilverStar Mountain Resort have opened for the season. (Morning Star file photo)

Cross-country ski season is here

Trails open at both SilverStar Mountain Resort and Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre

It’s the most wonderful time of the year for skiers and boarders.

Snow, snow snow….and more snow. With almost a metre of snow on the ground, mountain conditions at SilverStar Resort are so fantastic, the Star kicked off its nordic season Friday morning.

The cross-country ski, Fat Bike, and snowshoe trails will open from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and some impressive trail conditions await.

All Upper Trails will be open, machine groomed and track set, and 90 per cent of the Lower Trails will be open, machine groomed and track set.

Snowsports XC lessons will be available, but must be pre-booked.

The ticket office will open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for day tickets and pass pickup. Nordic season passes are also still available for purchase online.

The Star is reporting it has the most snow in the Okanagan and is slated to open its downhill season on Thursday (Nov. 23).; It said on its Facebook page Thursday the mountain had a 98 centimetre base, the largest in the Okanagan.

To celebrate the incredible snow conditions and the return to the slopes, SilverStar will be offering 50 per cent off regular priced day lift tickets on Thursday, Nov. 23, and Friday, Nov. 24.

A number of cross-country trails at the Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre are also open for the season, and, according to the centre’s website, night skiing commences Nov. 21.

There has been five centimetres of new snow at Sovereign in the last 12 hours and seven cms in the last day.

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