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Vernon, Cross-Country Skiing
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This weekend Vernon is going to be a happening place! The Viessmann FIS World Cup 2005
is being held at the Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre
, approximately a 20 minute drive from Vernon. This is an exciting event as it is the last chance for the 160 cross-country ski athletes to compete for a spot in Torino at the 2006 Winter Olympics in February.
Vernon has really jumped onboard. It seems like the entire community is getting involved with several events going on in addition to the races. The races take place on Saturday, Dec 10th and Sunday, Dec 11th and the Vernon Museum
is housing a small exhibit on cross-country skiing, the Okanagan Science Centre
is offering an interpretive program called “World Cup Slippery Slopes” and Festival on the Hill is a full day of festivities including North Okanagan performers to keep spectators entertained.
By the way, did you know that Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre
is known as one of the premier cross-country ski areas in North America? They are next to Silver Star Ski Resort so between the two facilities, they have over 100km (60 miles) of ski trails.