Silver Star makes tracks for new nordic season

Cross-country skiing officially gets underway Thursday

More than 40 kilometres of of Silver Star’s nordic trails will open for skiers Thursday.

A recent 29-centimetre dump of snow has allowed groomers to prepare a number of the trails for early season nordic skiing, fat biking and snowshoeing, and more snow is anticipated.

“All of the Putnam Creek and village green trails are definitely going to be open, with a number of blue trails also accessible,” said Guy Paulsen, winter sports manager.

“That’s the conservative prediction. If the forecast for snow holds, there will be even more trails to choose from.”

Snowshoers will have some options for opening weekend; however, as Paulsen says it takes longer for the snowshoe trails to build the right amount of snow depth.

“Snowshoe trails are under the tree canopy and need wind-associated snow for coverage. We’re certain the Bridle Path will be open and hope for more.”

Fat bikers will be able to ride the multi-use Bridle Path trail starting Thursday.

The newest addition to Silver Star’s winter sports roster, fat bikers can explore 15 kilometres of trails this season, with 10 kilometres of trail dedicated exclusively to fat biking.

Alpine skiing is expected to begin Nov. 26..