The P’ayak is a weekend-long premier mass participation (600+ participants) cross country ski event comprising 15km, 30km, 50km Loppets, kids’ ski tournament & youth ski cross race.
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.
The 2016 Payak event will take place over 2 days: Feb 27 Payak, Feb 28 Kids’ tournament & Youth ski-cross. Click here to register for the loppet and the kids & youth events. Remember to stay tuned to payak.ca for news and updates. View the race notice here.
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/.
No experience is required; any necessary training will be provided at the start of shift. Just bring appropriate clothing and a great attitude! Volunteers are needed for both the loppet events on Saturday (February 27) and the kids’ programs on Sunday (February 28).
All volunteers are fed a tasty lunch, and are eligible for great draw prizes from the event sponsors, including Salomon, Fisher, Swix, and Icebreaker. This event is hosted by the Callaghan Valley Cross Country Ski Club – comprised of the Nordic Racers, Hollyburn, Sea to Sky Nordics, Whistler Nordics and Spud Valley ski clubs.
Signup online to volunteer for the 2016 event.