The Team Destination Ski Challenge is back for the 2022-2023season It starts in early January. Check back here in December for details
Here is the information on the 2021-22 Challenge: Thanks to Arlene and Brenda for putting this year's challenge together! (Also, don't forget to check out the Individual Challenges here) (Latest team totals at our Facebook Page) Here are the details of this year's Challenge:
NORDIC DESTINATION CHALLENGE Our two destinations this year are the American Birkebeiner XC Ski Race in Wisconsin (2,655 km), and for solos, the Canadian Birkebeiner in Edmonton (830 km). Each week you will learn more information about the route we take and about the race. Form teams of 5 and accumulate kilometers while adding bonus kilometers by taking part in weekly challenges. Solos are welcome! Log onto Facebook: Sun Peaks Nordic Facebook Page for information each week and to see how you stack up against the other teams or solos. New for this year: Teams and solos can add bonus kilometers by taking part in weekly challenges (see below).
Dates: Jan 3, 2022 - March 13, 2022
A maximum of 5 on a team
Solos can enter and compete against other solo entrants.
Every team needs a name and a leader. Team leader collects their team km for the week on Sundays.
Team leaders report team kilometres and results of bonus challenges to Brenda each Sunday - text to 604-989-3144 with your team name and km for the week.
Every team member has to be a member of the Sun Peaks Nordic Club - JOIN HERE
No mileage for going up the chair but you can ski down Holy Cow as many times as you want.
No fat bikes, snowshoes, hiking or downhill skis - you must be on skinny skis for it to count
Record your kilometers to one decimal point
New for this year, each week of the Challenge has a different (and increasingly challenging!) way to collect bonus kilometres!
HOW TO ENTER: Text Brenda Wilkinson at 604-989-3144 with your team name and team members. Include an email address for team leader. GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!
WEEKLY BONUSES: Check back here--these will be announced at the beginning of every week! Here is this week's Bonus Challenge: Week 10 (Mar. 7-13)- Ski half your age in one ski for a 5k bonus. Ski your age for a 10Km bonus. Week 9 (Feb. 28 - Mar. 6)- Sign up for and ski the Virtual Loppet Week 8 (Feb. 21-27)-Ski up Holy Cow for a 5km bonus. Do 2 ascents in one day (the "Holy Cows) for a 10Km bonus. Note that skiers must come down as far as Heinz's Way before doing their second ascent of Holy Cow (right to the top of the chairlift). Week 7 (Feb. 14-20)- Ski up/down to the cabin 2 times during one ski - 5km bonus available for each team member who completes this. Week 6 (Feb. 7-13)- Skier who skis the most km in one week - 5km bonus for the team. Team leaders report your high number on Sunday for comparison with the other teams. Week 5 (Jan. 31 - Feb. 6)- Complete any one of the individual challenges this week for a 5km bonus available for each member of the team. Week 4 (Jan. 24-30)- Take the chair up and ski down Holy Cow for a one time only 3 km bonus for each team member who completes. Week 3 (Jan. 17-23)- Evening ski to the cabin - 3km bonus for each member of the team to complete. (to coincide with the full moon on Jan 17!) Week 2 (Jan. 10-16)- Ski the trail of the week (Stellar Jay Loop) for a 3km bonus for each team member that does it. Week 1 (Jan. 3-9)- Ski at least 10km with one of your teammates for a one time only 3km bonus for each member of the team that does it. Solos - just ski 10 km with any other person to earn your extra 3 km.