VERNON, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Nov. 16, 2012) -
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With a combined 105 kilometres of cross country ski trails, 25 centimetres of snow in the village and 40 centimetres at higher elevations, Silver Star Mountain Resort and Sovereign Lake opened today. The area opens with twenty kilometres of upper trails (Putnam trails) to start.
With the dual area pass and its new partnership, Silver Star Mountain Resort and the Sovereign Lake Nordic Club provides cross-country ski trails enthusiasts access to some of North America's best Nordic skiing. The two groups have launched the 2012 Cross-Country Supercamps starting on November 19.
"For the first time in Silver Star's history, we'll be co-hosting Canada's longest running early season camp. Skiers across Canada and the U.S. have come to trust our early snow and excellent coaching to start off their season," says Guy Paulsen, Nordic Manager at Silver Star Mountain Resort.
Registrations are flowing in for the 2012 Cross-Country Supercamps. Five-day camps run November 19 to 23 and November 26 to 30 and are conducted on the area's cross country ski trails. Weekend camps include a biathlon option to experience shooting on skis. Skiers can register here.
2012 Supercamp participants looking for accommodations can take advantage of early opening packages. Guests reserving before November 18 will save 35 per cent on lift tickets and lodging mid-week and 25 per cent on weekends. Ski trails maps of the 105 kilometres of combined cross country ski trails are available here.
Silver Star is offering 35% off early bookings extending to February 8th 2013. Early booking savings at Silver Star include: Full details on Early Booking packages here.
Named by Forbes Magazine as the No. 1 Nordic destination in North America, Silver Star - Sovereign Lake is world renowned for its cross-country skiing facilities and is a training ground for some of the best racers in the world. The first of the international competitions is set for December 8 and 9. Sovereign Lake, near Vernon B.C., will host the Teck BC Cup 1 and the Haywood NorAm, with elite and developing skiers from Canada competing head-to-head against the U.S.
Full cross-country access is also a feature of the new My1Pass, Canada's first all-inclusive season pass and day ticket. With My1Pass, alpine day ticket and season pass holders will have free unlimited access to 115 downhill trails, 55 kilometers of Nordic trails, 16 km of mapped and marked snowshoe trails, Tube Town Adventure Park, and outdoor skating on Brewer's Pond.
For reservations and to register for the 2012 Cross-Country Supercamps, call 1-800-663-4431 or visit www.skisilverstar.com. See high res photos here.
About Silver Star Mountain Resort
Silver Star Mountain Resort is nestled in the heart of British Columbia's Thompson Okanagan region, less than a one-hour drive from Kelowna International Airport (YLW). A year round mountain destination, the resort offers 3,065 acres of varied skiable terrain, with an annual snowfall of more than 700cm of dry B.C. interior powder. Award-winning Silver Star is recognized as being one of Canada's best family resorts. A quaint, colourful village provides true slope side lodging. In summer, the Silver Star Bike Park is widely regarded as one of the premier downhill mountain bike facilities in North America. Visit www.skisilverstar.com.
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