Hop into Nordic skiing

Jackrabbit 2013-14_photo Phil Youwe

A children’s Nordic program that saw significant growth in participation numbers returns for the 2014/15 season. The Sun Peaks Nordic Club’s Jackrabbit program began with just nine participants, growing to 25 in its second year, and the club is hoping some new equipment will inflate those numbers further. “We’re very fortunate to have obtained a Blazer’s Foundation grant that allowed us to purchase ski equipment — … [Read more...]

Winter to summer transition for Nordic Skiers

Summer transition

by Ingrid Mitchell It’s been another wonderful winter of skiing at Sun Peaks — great snow and super conditions. The Sun Peaks Nordic Club shared eight Wednesday afternoons with a group of terrific masters skiers this season who were committed to skill and fitness improvement in both skate and classic. At Sun Peaks, there’s continuous evidence of “middle agers” who are dedicated to taking on new challenges while … [Read more...]

Blazers support youth Nordic programs

Sun Peaks Nordic Clubs's Jackrabbit program. 
Photo contributed by Phil Youwe.

The Sun Peaks Nordic Club (SPNC) is benefiting from the generosity of other local athletes through a grant they received from the Kamloops Blazers Sports Society - Sports Legacy Fund. The $17,300 cash infusion will go towards cross-country youth development programs in the greater Sun Peaks community in the form of seed money for youth-sized cross-country skis, boots and poles. This gear will be rented for a … [Read more...]

With work done, it’s time to play on the Nordic trails

Nordic

Anticipating a successful season on the trails, there’s been a lot of work done in the sphere of Nordic skiing at Sun Peaks from inside to outside, clinics to competitions. The Nordic Centre is in place at the west end of P5, and its finishing touches are just being made. The building will house a boot change area, a waxing bench, rental and retail, as well as acting as the hub for Nordic lessons. Additionally, … [Read more...]