Sovereign slides into snowy season

Winter has arrived at the Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre.

Winter has arrived at the Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre.

The centre’s trails opened Thursday to cross-country skiers from across North America.

“We have 20 kilometres of trails open including many favourites like Carl Wylie, Passmore, World Cup and the Stadium,” said Scott Lemon, general manager.

“This varied terrain is great for everyone.”

The lodge is open daily for trail passes, rentals and lessons.

“It’s going to be a great season,” said Lemon.

“We have done lots of work preparing the trails for early skiing and our cross country ski camps start in less than two weeks. We look forward to welcoming participants from all over North America as they take part in the weekend and five-day camps.”

Most of the people hitting the trails are North Okanagan residents.

“Cross-country skiing has been growing in popularity in recent years,” said Glenn Bond, guest services manager.

“It is a great way to get out and enjoy the sun and is also well known for health and fitness benefits.”