Quick update: our December camps are sold out! We still have limited space in Camp 3 and 4, with more flexibility in our early dates for Camp 1 and 2. Don’t forget about the January camps – the first weekend is nearly full as well. Very much looking forward to seeing all you wonderful skiers on the ski trails!
Missing the snow? Trying to plan for next year? Our 2019/20 season dates are officially up, with registration opening next month!
Last year was amazing – highlights include our Friday photo orienteering, arguable speed records set on the Aberdeen descent, and incredible improvements in our beginner skate groups.
We can’t wait to see what this season has in store for us! Hope to see you there. Stay tuned.
Please note: we only have a few spots left this season in our Feb camp. Registration for fall 2019 will open in the spring. Stay tuned.
This is one of our 7-day superstars Michael with head coach Bryana – he made incredible gains technically, and had the biggest smile out on trails! We are so proud to have such motivated, positive skiers at our camps.
Our first five camps have run, and we’ve had an absolute blast on snow with our Supercamp skiers! Between the incredible conditions, beautiful views, and huge technical gains, it’s hard to pinpoint the best part. Highlights include our Friday ‘Orienteering’ points challenge, a fascial release / recovery talk from physiotherapist Greg Redman, and the sunny (but snowy) conditions we’ve been lucky to have!
Please find an update on early season camps at coach Keith Nicol’s Blog: http://keithnicol.blogspot.com/2018/12/supercamps-are-perfect-way-to-start.html
Photos to come after Supercamp 6 wraps up!
Our early season camps for November and December sold out in record time this year! If you would like to join our camp, we have limited space left in January and many spaces remaining in our February camp!
The first Supercamp is wrapping up today – tired smiles and beautiful technique all round! It doesn’t hurt that it’s been snowing…
The wait is over. Register today to become that better skier you have always envisioned. We can’t wait to see your first time or your next time.
We are just a week away from showing off our new registration page for the coming season. We have made a few adjustments to scheduling in addition to bringing back the 5 Day Biathlon Camp, hosted at Sovereign Lake. We will be sending out an E-Blast with the new registration link soon.
We hope you are having a fantastic spring!
XCSupercamps Management Team
We are still waiting for the large snowfalls that Silver Star and Sovereign Lake receive early in the season. This October and November have been abnormally warm and while there has been snow at the elevation of our trails, it has been in very small amounts.
Our two ski areas are very well known for early season skiing and our XC Supercamp is based on this availability. We still have almost 2 weeks until the beginning of Supercamp and a lot of snow can fall in that time. Such as the conditions are, please continue to get your skis waxed up, your gear packed and continue to get excited for this ski season!
Any updates or notices will be posted first here and on our Facebook Page.
Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre, Silver Star Mountain Resort, and the whole team at XC Supercamp are pleased to release the details on the additional programming for XC Supercamp 2016.
Over the years, the program has evolved from an on snow lesson experience to a comprehensive camp offering on and off snow training. Supercamp is now Canada’s most established and most comprehensive early season cross country camp program. Our staff and coaches pride themselves on being able to offer a program for all ability levels. This even goes beyond the on snow experience. All abilities and skiers with a diversified experience will be able to take part in and get some great insight out of the additional programming.
While looking through the list and descriptions of what is offered beyond the on snow coaching experience, keep in mind that there is still time for you to enjoy the resort atmosphere, the social aspect, and course, your hotel’s hot tub.
Camp 4: November 28 – Dec 2: CLOSED
Camp 4 is now FULL! Thank you to everyone who registered early, we are very excited to be able to deliver such a great program to all of you. Remaining space is limited in all other camps so register now to reserve your spot!
Supercamp has always been fortunate to have guest speakers that can provide motivation, education, and something that all skiers can connect with. This year we have two guest speakers for the fall camps.
Lise Dallien Macmillan joins us for Supercamp Camp 1 and 2. Lise is a certified Kinesiologist and Pedothist, has spent over 20 years in the fitness and medical industry. Lise’s presentation is on Posture and Sport For Life.
Posture affects your health. Posture affects your work. Posture affects your skiing. Lise has a great presentation planned on your posture, general alignment and how to use these biomechanics to improve your skiing and general health.
For Camps 3, 4, and 5, we have the great pleasure of welcoming Rio Olympic Bronze Medalist Catharine Pendrel. Catharine has a great story to tell and we are fortunate to have such a talented athlete to inspire us. Catharine’s presentation on goal setting and performance can be applied to our everyday lives, our sports and even your time at Supercamp. Setting goals can help us to find our best performance. Catharine shares her experience in a fun and motivating presentation.
We are excited to open the presentation during Camp 3 to the public. So, if you are not registered in Supercamp you can still come and enjoy Catharines inspiring story.
Wine & Yoga
There is no doubt that Supercamp can test the physical fitness of individuals who have not had an active summer or fall. Even if you have been active and are feeling strong Supercamp may still push you to use muscles you haven’t used since last winter. We are pleased to welcome Yoga Instructor Sue Cairns to offer a Wine and Yoga session for each fall camp. Yes.. wine and yoga.. together.
Relax, and have a nice glass of wine courtesy of our sponsor Arrowleaf Cellars in Lake Country BC. Sue will take you through a yoga session that will relax you, limber you, and take care of your skiing muscles.
This is a yoga session that everyone can attend, no yoga experience is necessary. No wine drinking experience necessary (but recommended).
We are pleased to welcome Canadian Biathlon legend, Karen Messenger, back to coach at XC Supercamp. Karen has accolades from her biathlon experience and tons of stories for each winter that she spends on the Tour de Fun in Europe (Tour de Fun is a Karen-ism, she can tell you all about it but Google can’t).
Camp 2 and Camp 4 participants have the option of taking part in a Biathlon “taster”.
On Thursday afternoon take a break from skiing and head to the biathlon range and learn to shoot, learn to ski then shoot, and have a great (and safe) biathlon experience. No previous biathlon experience is necessary, Karen and team will guide you through the learning experience.
For only $50 extra, take in this great experience and go home and tell you family and friends that you are now a Biathlete!
Okanagan Experience Trip
The Okanagan has many rich and unique experiences that you cannot get anywhere else. We want to show off our beautiful home and get you off the mountain to experience these Okanagan gems.
For those skiers who have made this trip in the past, we are very excited to announce that you will not be arriving back at Silver Star at midnight! There is more is added to the schedule and the trip starts earlier. The bus leaves Silver Star at 1 PM and you are back at the resort by 9:30pm.
So join us, hope on the bus and head into Vernon. The first stop is at Vernon’s Cross Country ski store Stussi Sport. Stussi Sport has been a great partner of Supercamp for many years and has been a pillar in the development of Nordic in the Okanagan. We are thrilled to be able to offer our guests a chance to experience their shop.
Then its off to a tasting tour at the international award winning Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery. Feel at home amidst the beautiful reclaimed decor while sampling world class and “best in class” crafted liqueurs and spirits. Tasting and Tour experience included in the price.
Then it’s a short drive to Swarovski crystal-infused Sparkling Hill Resort where you will spa and dine among 3.5 million infused crystals within this modern oasis – a most remarkable hotel and wellness centre with European-inspired design elegance. Nestled close in the foothills of Vernon, and overlooking Lake Okanagan, your personal journey to whole body health and wellness begins here, complemented with a delicious three course meal. An unique experience not to be missed.
The trip is only $125 per person and includes your transportation, the tasting tour at Okanagan Spirits, and welcome from Stussi Sport, access to the KurSpa and a 3 course meal at Sparkling Hill resort (Gratuity and alcohol not included.)
Or, you can save when you register for 2 with the couples rate of $200
If you have already registered for Camp and want to sign up for the Okanagan Experience trip? No problem, just go fill out another registration (but don’t register for the ski part again). Click submit and we’ll group it together with your registration.
We are (obviously) no longer skiing on wood skis and leather boots. Okay, “most of us” are no longer skiing with that equipment. Ski technology has come so far and continues to develop each year. We are pleased to announce that we are putting on BC’s biggest Nordic Demo Day ever!!
Rossignol, Fischer, Swix, Salomon, Madshus, Stussi Sport, and The Village Ski Shop will set up with all their new gear and technology to show you and to let you try the latest skate and classic skis, skate and classic boots, poles and other new technology.
Join the demo day at Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre on Saturday December 3rd and in the Silver Star village on Sunday December 4th.
We have an amazingly large network of trails, the perfect arena to try this great new gear!
Video Analysis & Personalized Ski Assessment
We are proud to have many of Canada’s best and most experienced coaches working for Supercamp and guiding you through your experience. We’ve found that a great tool our coaches like to use is video analysis. Its helpful (although at times quite humbling) to see ones self ski. We can show you how your body moves. We can show you how your body needs to move. We can show you your improvements from day 1 at Supercamp.
New this year at Supercamp, every skier in every group will be filmed. Your coaches will use this video as a teaching tool during your camp and the video will be posted for you to watch and learn from once you return home.
The learning experience just keeps getting better!
Beyond that, you will be receiving a personalized ski assessment at the end of your camp. This will include information written by your coach that outlines the skills that you covered throughout the camp, things they suggest you continue to work on and improve, and any drills or exercises that you can do on your own to continue your personal ski development!
It’s like homework and a report card all in one… how fun!
SWIX Waxing Workshop
One proud sponsor of XC Supercamp is SWIX. SWIX is a brand name synonymous with nordic skiing and we are pleased to have their ongoing support. SWIX is once again supporting the “Learn to Wax” and “High Performance Waxing” sessions at Supercamp.
All Supercamp participants will have the opportunity to attend a “Learn to Wax” session and the 5 day (Camp 2 and Camp 4) camps will have access to both Learn to Wax and High Performance Wax.
SWIX Wax Tech, Mike Bell is back. Mike is a former Canadian National Team coach and has been Canada’s Wax Tech at several World Masters Competitions. Mike’s experience and passion for helping you to glide comes through in his patient and well described steps for both glide wax and grip wax.
Join Mike first thing in the morning for these great sessions.
Finally, skilled pedothist and coach Coach Murray Wood is offering an off snow interactive session focusing on abdominal stability.
Murray will walk you through a session focusing on four muscles that make up the abdominal musculature group. The location, the isolation and the integration of this muscle group has an important impact on all aspects of nordic skiing and also in everyday lumbar and pelvic stability.
Join Coach Murray for this informative and interactive session offered to all camps.