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Events & Races

Throughout the year we have events & races to get you excited about being outside, getting fit, and having fun!

Our events & races include Demo Days of both ski gear and paddling gear; Wax Clinics from experts like Graham Maclean; and talks and presentations from paddlers, skiers and experts from many different fields. Details will be posted below when events are coming up.


We're heading into the winter season, time to grab the Nordic skis and snowshoes from storage and put away the shorts and bring out the winter gear. Are your Nordic skis looking a little dry? Fuzzy on the bottom? Time for a wax job. Come to one of our Wax Clinics and learn how you can be your own tech. It's not as hard as you may think it is, we will show you 'how to" do it yourself.

DateTitle & Description
Jan 17, 2018 7:00 pm
Nordic Wax Clinics $10

The base of all cross-country skis is made from materials designed to repel water. Over time, they lose that ability - in order to maintain the base of the skis and to increase the efficiency of the skis water repellency, it is essential to wax them. If you ever see the bases of your skis looking slightly white the base has oxidized, and no amount of waxing can return it. To prevent that, make sure you wax your skis at least every 4-5 times you ski. In these clinics we will show you how to do it yourself an save time and money
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Jan 20, 2018 9:00 am
XC Demo Days

Our XC Demo days let you explore the different size, make, model of Nordic skis, boots, and poles. Come out to Cypress Nordic area or Callaghan during the P'akay event and try out the newest Salomon, Fischer and KV+ gear.
Jan 20th - Cypress Mountain Nordic area 9-1 pm
Feb 23rd - Whistler Olympic Park at Callaghan 9-1 pm
Bring ID for sign up
See you there!

Jan 26, 2019 8:00 am
Whistler Olympic Park Womens Day

Connect with like-minded women and top female instructors for a morning full of inspiration, learning, fun and celebration. Learn new skills, hone current ones and experience a morning to remember. We've made an even better event than last year and look forward to seeing you on the trails! Registration for the programming is required.
A full day of cross country ski fun for the ladies, women, girls!
Lessons, Demos, Information sessions, lunch and laughter!

Please click on the link provided for more information to follow in the next couple of weeks

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Our Winter Races start January 8th, 2019 at Cypress Nordic Ski Area! The races are designed around a loop course, and there are distance options, as well as for skate or classic. ALL LEVELS WELCOME!

Each race starts at 7pm outside the Hollyburn Lodge - you must register beforehand and complete a waiver if you have not done so previously.

After each race we head to Hollyburn Lodge for dinner specials and prize giving, and then finish the season with a dinner and grand prize draw.

DateTitle & Description
Jan 8, 2019 7:00 pm
XC TNR Tuesday Night Races

Tuesday Night Racing is a year-round phenomenon!
In the winter we host cross-country ski races at Cypress Mountain.
Want something to do to keep you fit? or to meet new people? or you want to just get outside, get fit, have fun? Come and join us every Tuesday night up Cypress Mountain in the Nordic area.
Jan 8 - March 12, 2019
Registration 6 pm & Race start 7 pm at Hollyburn Lodge
Check out the MORE INFO tab for course information the latest race results

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Feb 23, 2019 8:00 am
Coast Outdoors P'ayakenstut

The Coast Outdoors P’ayakentsut, or “Payak” for short, is truly an event for all ages and all levels of cross country skiers. Traversing Olympic legacy trails as well as old growth forests, the loppet offers participants a chance to train, to meet new friends, to enjoy the rugged wild beauty of the Callaghan Valley, and to enjoy a what is truly a sport for life – cross country skiing. It’s a toss up whether skiers will lose their breath on the climb up out of the Olympic stadium, or from gasping at the breathtaking views of Black Tusk and the Brandywine mountain range.

In addition to the loppets for youth and adults, the shorter Payak mini allows kids to participate in a shorter event suited to their abilities.

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Jul 13, 2019 9:00 am
Canadian Downwind Championship

The Canadian Downwind Champs is a point-to-point, mass start, downwind surfski, stand up paddleboard, prone paddleboard, and outrigger canoe race taking place on Howe Sound through the heart of the stunning Sea to Sky corridor. Come and experience some of our famous Canadian hospitality, and the race course that's being called one of the most spectacular courses in the world!
Early registration open now, click on the link provided for more information and how to register only 250 spots available.

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