New for 2017!
- Changing direction makes an easier course for 2017! By removing a section of the course, and adding in some of the dog loop, the elevation gain is reduced but only looses a short amount of total distance. The 30 km is still two loops of 15 km and the 50 km still climbs up Norwegian Woods. Register online now: www.payak.ca
- New for 2017 is the ‘Payak Mini’, an easy 5 km course on Saturday for children aged 5-12 to race for the cookie medals. There will NOT be any kids or youth events on Sunday. More Info
The P’ayak is a premier mass participation (600+ participants) cross country ski event comprising 15km, 30km, 50km Loppets, and new for 2017 a mini 5km kids’ course.
P’ayakentsut comes from the Squamish Nation … A place to train oneself physically.
Squamish warriors came to this remote place year round to train. They would go into seclusion to fast and perform rigorous endurance exercises in the mountains, forests, rivers and lakes. They also conducted cold water bathing here – striving for harmony and discipline. Their culture is manifested through our strong physical and spiritual relationship with nature.
CVXC is the host club of the Sigge’s Payak and high level racing at Whistler Olympic Park. It is composed of members of the Nordic Racers, Whistler Nordics, Sea to Sky Nordics, Hollyburn Cross Country Ski Club, and Spud Valley Nordics. For more information, go to http://www.callaghanxcski.ca/.
We need all kinds of volunteers to help with the 2017 event. No experience is required; any necessary training will be provided at the start of the shift. Just bring appropriate clothing and a great attitude! All volunteers are fed a tasty lunch, and are eligible for great draw prizes from the event sponsors. To learn more about volunteering and to sign-up click here.