Mother Nature’s finally delivered on her promise of snow for the year as Silver Star sets to open its Nordic season, Thursday, November 18.
With as much as 25 centimetres expected in the forecast leading up to opening, cross-country skiers can get back on track.
“The snow should make for great opening weekend conditions,” said an excited Glenn Bond, Nordic manager for Silver Star. “We’re expecting good coverage over the next few days and look forward to getting the season underway.”
Bond said the resort plans to have a minimum of 20 kilometres of trail groomed and ready, including Paradise Trail to the Summit and portions of Cabin Trail. As an extra bonus opening day trail passes are 50 per cent off.”
The opening comes just in time for the resort’s annual XC Camps. More than 150 participants are expected over the a two-week period, starting November 22. The camp coincides with a number of national teams arriving at Silver Star, including members of Canada and the U.S.
Bond said a number of the participants at this year’s camps are also competitors taking part in the Sparkling Hill World Master’s Cup, slated for Sovereign Lake March 3 to 11, 2011.
“This is a great follow-up to having the Olympic teams train here last year,” said Bond. “We are expecting more than 1,200 participants and visitors in March. Silver Star and Sovereign Lake are definitely carving out a world-class reputation around the globe.”
The expected windfall of snow in the coming week is also good news for the scheduled opening of Silver Star’s alpine trails. The resort anticipates opening November 26, 2010.
“With our extensive summer grooming, we are able to open more trails sooner than in the past,” noted Michael Sherwood, general manager of Silver Star. “Everyone is looking forward to getting back on the slopes. We’ve done our part, now it’s up to Mother Nature.”