Check here later in the fall for the 2019-20 season challenges.
Here are the challenges we ran for the 2018-19 season. All of the activities except the team event can be completed anytime during the season and are self-monitored. The Team Destination Ski does have a start and end date and requires regular reporting of your team's progress. (click here for info)
1. Ski Your Age Ski your age (as of Dec 31, 2018 ) in one day. If you are over 50 you may choose to either ski 100 minus your age in one day OR you may ski your actual age within 24 hours i.e. start the afternoon of one day, finish the next morning.
2. Holy Cow Ascent Ski from the Nordic Centreup Holy Cow to the top of the Morrisey lift and back down. You do not have to go around Pony Loop.
3. Ski Every Trail Ski every trail in the Nordic Trail System in one day. You may set your own route but every bit of every trail in the system must be skied (approx 42 km). Planning an efficient route without repeating a lot of trails is harder than it looks. One of our members, Richard Taylor, designed a computer program to figure this out and he has posted the 4 possible routes on his website here.
4. Twin Peaks Ski from the Nordic Centre to the top of Stellar Jay and to the top of Pony Loop in one trip. You do not have to go to the bottom in between summits and it doesn’t matter which peak you ascend first.
5.Nordic Warrior Fitness Challenge Complete challenges 1-4 to become an official Sun Peaks Nordic Warrior. Each event is independent and cannot be combined with another except the 2 events, Ski Your Age and Ski Every Trail. For example, If you are 40 and ski every trail in one day, you have also skied your age. Or, If you are 48 and ski every trail in one day you can top up your mileage to 48 and you will have skied your age.
6.Go the Distance Keep track of your kms for the season and achieve a personal goal. You can record distance from the beginning of the season up to Mar 31 and achieve recognition for 100, 250, 500, 1000, 1500 km.