Get ready for snow and fun! This is Nordic Racers’ largest and most popular trip. This year we take over Silver Star on November 29 -December 1 (Friday-Saturday nights), with an optional extra night, Thursday November 28.
Again, this year will be a deluxe banquet buffet served at the Chilcoot Conference Center at Silver Star on Saturday evening. This dinner replaces the traditional Saturday potluck dinner and the price is included in the price of your accommodation.
For those of you who haven’t been to Silver Star, this is the don't-miss event of the season, with shared accommodation in deluxe, on-mountain chalets, and instruction with experienced coaches at our Ski Camp.
Silver Star is known across North America for some of the best early season conditions on the planet. The mountain gets 700 cm of dry, cold, crisp, exquisitely crystalline snow annually. (Some years, your wax kit comprises one tube -- extra blue).
With all that snow, they maintain 60 km of gorgeous trails, for every level of skier. There is even lift access to the peak that links to another 40 km of trails at Sovereign Lake .
For those of you who have been there, two words – Lars Taylor. Six km of perfectly tracked powder, a screaming, tears-in-your-eyes downhill run that will put a smile on your face for a week. If you haven’t been there, you have a treat in store.
Register before November 15 for the early-bird rate of $155 for two nights or $215 for three nights of accommodation. Prices increase by $40 and registration closes November 22. Accommodations sells out every year so please beware of waiting to the last minute as you might be out of luck! The housing prices for the trip are pre-season, group-discounted rates and reflect the direct cost to the club. In other words, the club makes no profit on housing. Within a week of the trip an e-mail will be sent to all registrants with room and house assignments and car pool information.
Continuing this year for singles --- based on members' feedback we are leaving empty beds in the singles rooms to make the accommodations for singles more comfortable. A reminder that pets are not allowed.
Questions about the accommodations? Contact Teri Martin.
There will be NO REFUNDS for cancelling accommodation unless your bed can be resold to another club member. Refunds are subject to a 10% administrative fee.
Again this year, we have arranged group discount dual mountain passes for $17. You MUST purchase a pass if you are taking the SilverStar camp on Saturday, it is not included in the camp price. If you do not purchase a group discount pass, you will be required to purchase a full price pass on Saturday morning at the ticket booth.
Silver Star Ski Camp 2013
Along with the Silver Star ski trip, the Nordic Racers will also hold a full-day ski camp on Saturday, November 30. Skiers of all fitness and ability levels can sign up for quality instruction in skating, classic, or both. There are classes for complete beginners, novice, intermediate and advanced skiers. We have a great team of NCCP coaches and CANSI instructors to accommodate all levels of skiers.
Learn the fundamentals, refresh the basics, correct all those bad habits, or fine tune your advanced skills. The team of experienced coaches will give you lots to work on for the rest of the season.
It is only $65 for a full day of lessons. You must purchase all trail passes on your own this year (they will be waiting for you at SilverStar if you buy them through the club). We’ve arranged a discount, group rate, dual mountain pass for $17, so your total cost is $82 at the early bird rate. Registration for the lessons closes at midnight November 22.
In the week before the camp an e-mail will be sent to all registrants with class and coach assignments, schedule and details regarding meeting time and place.
Questions about the ski camp? Contact Jamie Stirling.
Refunds for the ski camp are provided before the earlybird deadline minus a 10% administrative charge . Registrations are transferable to other club members, some restrictions may apply. After the earlybird deadline the price increases by $20.
NEW THIS YEAR - MASSAGE!!!
The club has arranged a special deal with Kateri who is in her final term at school to become a registered massage therapist. She is also an experienced nordic coach and CANSI instructor so she knows how to treat cross country skiers. The special club rate for the camp weekend is the incredible price of $35.00 for a 45 minute massage. The location will be in the den of one of the houses where her massage table will be set up, the oil will be warm and ready, and the ambient music will playing peacefully in the background. Relax and enjoy! The exact location will be emailed to registered participants on November 27th. Registration closes at midnight November 22.
In an effort to reduce your fees, we have compiled ALL registration into one zone 4 signup. The zone 4 service fees and credit card transaction fees will be charged as extra. This is new, but an attempt to save you money and your volunteer exec a big headache. So, you can now sign up for everything at once. If you do not want the accommodation, that's okay, just sign up for the ski camp. If you do not require the ski camp, that is okay, just sign up for the accommodation and day passes. If you can't decide, and want to choose something later, that's still okay, but you will pay an additional service fees every time you come into zone 4 for SilverStar related events. Remember - if you are staying at NR accommodation at SilverStar, the banquet is included. Only purchase additional banquet tickets for guests!
Click here to register for accommodation, ski camp, day passes, massage and additional banquet tickets.
Registration will close at midnight November 22 for accommodation, day passes, banquet, ski camp and massage. No exceptions will be made. Please note that both accommodation and massage are almost sold out, register now to avoid disappointment. Contact Teri Martin directly if accommodation is full to see if there is room available on the wait list.
You must be a Nordic Racer member to register for the trip. To register for Nordic Racer membership, click here.