Join us for our Virtual Toonie Race Series this season

Welcome to the Whistler Nordics Toonie Race Series 2021

Please register online via Zone 4 for the 6th Whistler Nordics Virtual Toonie Event

Use Trailforks to track your ski.

2021 Toonie Race Series Starts Week of Jan 11, 2021

The Whistler Nordics traditionally host the Nordic Toonie Races on Thursday nights at Lost Lake in Whistler during January and February.
However, this season we will set up a weekly virtual event which you can take part at any time during the specified days.
The event races are open to everyone, young and old, and of all abilities. While there are a few racers who like to compete there are many recreational skiers and families who are out for a fun ski, to exercise, to get to know the local ski trails. 

Every participant must be a Whistler Nordics member. Please remember get your membership ahead of time. Sign up online

MANDATORY FOR ALL RACERS

  • Be a Whistler Nordics Ski Club member* (sign up online beforehand to take part)
  • Have a valid trail pass: Cheap passes $5 Thursdays at Lost Lake,  $7 Wednesdays at WOP

the Whistler Nordics Ski Club page on Facebook for race information and sponsor updates!

2021 Race dates & Sponsors

9th WEEK CHALLENGE
Week of March 8-14, 2021

 
Final week to complete a challenge during specified dates and spectacular prizes to win if you track your ski on Trailforks / take a photo.

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Register online via Zone 4 for the 9th Whistler Nordics Virtual Toonie Event

Final 9th week challenge: 
WOP SKI Orienteering  


Who’s ready for one last Toonie?

Pick up a map at the Whistler Nordics trailer and start from there.  (opposite geen olympic rings in XC stadium at WOP)
or Click HERE for Orienteering Map

Follow the checkpoints on the map in order.  Do not pay attention to the numbers on the actual bamboo poles. 
Each checkpoint will have a letter on it, make a note of it.  
You will finish an anagram at the end, either with the 12 or 16 letters.

There are 12 red checkpoints and 4 purple optional checkpoints (if you want to do a distance ski).

Track your ski (we will check you have skied in the correct order)

Great prizes up for grabs!   ​
Scandinave Spa Pass, Gift Certificates for Lift Coffee, Forecast, Gone Eatery, Pound of Hammer Coffee, Whistler Beer, Whistler Chocolate, 

Different Categories:

Fastest (12 checkpoints)

Ski with 1 or 2 ski buddies (same ski bubble / family) 12 checkpoints

Ski with 1 or 2 ski buddies (same ski bubble / family) 16 checkpoints

Solo

Random Prize draw for 12 or 16 checkpoints


Let’s make it the most popular toonie of the season – register on Zone 4

Time: between Monday March 8 to Sunday March 14th, 2021

Prizes to be won!  Prize draw on Mon March 15th. 

8th Virtual Toonie March 1-6

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Register online via Zone 4 for the 8th Whistler Nordics Virtual Toonie Event

8th week challenge:  Lost Lake  CHALLENGE

Complete set course and record your ski with your favorite app or Trailforks.
Click here for the Route map
Register on Zone4 and participants winners will be drawn to win great prizes from this week
Sponsors: Hammer Coffee, Whistler Brewing, Scandinave Spa, Whistler Chocolate.

Extra for the Scandinave spa prize: take a picture of yourself with the Scandinave Spa logo, (HINT: you might have to take off your skis when close by the spa and walk in the snow a few meters to see the Spa logo off the trail lower panorama!)

IN ADDITION: There will be a bonus Trailforks badges as well

Time: between Monday March 1 to Saturday March 6th, 2021

 

Prizes to be won!  Prize draw on Sun March 7th. 

Names will be drawn and an email sent to winners. 

Every participant must have a valid trail pass and be a Whistler Nordics member.

Please remember to get your membership ahead of time. Sign up online

7th WEEK CHALLENGE
Week of Feb 22-27, 2021

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Register online via Zone 4 for the 7th Whistler Nordics Virtual Toonie Event

7th week challenge:  DISTANCE CHALLENGE

This week we want to encourage members to ski (and ski and ski ad ski!)

CHALLENGE: go ski a min. of 5KM

The prize packages will get bigger for higher amount of KMs skied.
So again 3 names/winner will be drawn, and the total amount of KM skied will determine the prize.

3rd Prize: Lower KM gets chocolate and beer or pop
2nd Prize: Chocolate and pound of Hammer Coffee
1st Prize: Most km skied of the 3; Gets chocolate, beer or pop and gift card and Whistler Nordics ski tie.

IN ADDITION: There will be a bonus Trailforks badges as well

Time: between Monday Feb 22nd to Saturday Feb 27th, 2021

Prizes to be won!  Prize draw on Sun Feb 28th. 

Names will be drawn and an email sent to winners. 

Every participant must have a valid trail pass and be a Whistler Nordics member.

Please remember to get your membership ahead of time. Sign up online

Please do not email proof of your completed ski unless we email you and ask for your photo!

Let’s get skiing!

 

Sponsors: 

Dave Burch Personal Real Estate

Whistler Chocolate

Whistler Brewing

Hammer Coffee

 

6th Virtual Toonie Feb 15-20

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6th week challenge:  CLIMB CHALLENGE

Go Climb on Skis!

Ascend min. 300m

Choose any trails that go up!

Record your ski

Trailforks badge for a bonus!

Time: between Monday Feb 15th to Saturday Feb 20th, 2021

 

Prizes to be won!  Prize draw on Sun Feb 21st. 

Names will be drawn and an email sent to winners. 

Every participant must have a valid trail pass and be a Whistler Nordics member.

Sponsors:

Dave Burch Real Estate

Whistler Brewing

Whistler Chocolate

Hammer Roasting Coffee

February 8-13:  5th Week Challenge

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Registration:  Zone4.ca Whistler Nordics Toonie Race Feb 8-13 (Open Monday 8th)

5th week challenge: LOVE WEEK CHALLENGE

Go ski with someone you like or love 💕( distancing if not in your bubble!) and take a picture of your “couple” with the Proposal Corner sign (Lost Lake) or with the Olympic “Rings” ( WOP)

4 couples will win great prize package from our sponsors:

Dave Burch personal real estate, Whistler Chocolate, Whistler Brewery, Hammer Coffee, Portobello.

Go ski and have fun with people you love, prizes will be drawn and announced on Valentine day💖!

 

February 1-6:  4th Week Challenge

  

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Registration:  Zone4.ca Whistler Nordics Toonie Race Feb 1-6

4th week challenge: 

New Weekly Challenge Set Course with option of

Lost Lake Map click here

Course: Start at Passiv Haus, Lost Lake Loop, Lower Panorama, Hydro Hill, Hydro Cut, back down Lower Panorama, Old Mill Rd, Lost Lake Loop. Finish at Passiv Haus

and or WOP Map Click here

Course: Start at XC Stadium, up Olympic Olympic Cross Country, Olympic Nordic Combined, to Biathlon Stadium, short loop on Olympic Biathlon back to Finish at Biathlon Stadium.

How it works:

1) Register on Zone4 with your name and your Tailforks username

2) See the trails that you need to ski to obtain the Trailforks badge. Record your ski using the Trailforks app to obtain the badge (if you do not know how to do this click here.)

3) You will be entered to win prizes drawn on Sunday ending the weekly challenge.

Sponsored by

Whistler Chocolate; Whistler Brewing Co.; Hammer Coffee; Fairmont Chateau

Time: between Monday Feb 1st to Saturday Feb 6th, 2021Prizes to be won!


Prize draw on Sun Feb 7th. 

 

Names will be drawn and an email sent to winners.

 

January 25-30: 3rd Week Challenge

Sponsors:

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Registration:  Zone4.ca Whistler Nordics Toonie Race Jan 25-30

3rd week challenge:  TEAM CHALLENGE

Any 2 person team to ski a combined total of 32km during the week of Jan 25th to 30th.

Both participants need to register on Zone 4.

Register your ski with an app to be able to provide proof of combined total ski of 32km.

Time: between Monday Jan 25th to Saturday Jan 30th – can be completed over several days.

Location:  Any trails

Prizes to be won!
Prize draw on Sun Jan 30th

Names will be drawn and an email sent to winners to get a picture/proof email back of their Challenge completed!

 

January 18-23:  2nd Week Challenge

Sponsors:

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Registration:  Zone4.ca Whistler Nordics Toonie Race

2nd week challenge: Go for a ski and find the sign “Lower Panorama / Hydro Cut”. 
Hint:  It’s near a big orange slow sign! 

Take a photo of yourself with this sign as proof of your ski.

Time: between Monday Jan 18th to Saturday Jan 23rd

Location:  Lost Lake trails

Prizes to be won!
Prize draw on Sun Jan 24th. 

Names will be drawn and an email sent to winners to get a picture/proof email back of their Challenge completed!

 

January 11-16:  1st Week Challenge

Sponsors: 

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Registration:  Zone4.ca Whistler Nordics Toonie Race

1st week challenge: XC Ski 10km + between Jan 11 to Jan 16th.

Prizes to be won! Prize draw on Sun Jan 17th.

Prizes will be drawn from all participants and to claim a prize, a participant will have to show proof of their 10km XC Ski challenge completed via an app to win the prize.

Let’s get skiing!

 

Call for Sponsors

If you are involved with a local business and would be interested in sponsoring a race either with draw prizes we would love to hear from you, please email sdp@whistlernordics.com. These races are on a much smaller scale than the summer bike toonies (approximately 30 participants) so they are a perfect opportunity for small businesses to get involved with the local community and have some fun! 

Toonie Race Etiquette

  • Stay on the Trail: As Whistler Nordics members we do our best to take care of the trails that the operators maintain and groom.  That means that we always stay on the trail. Cutting corners and skiing off trail are not acceptable.
  • Passing: There is a diverse mix of abilities on trail. If you are skiing along with people behind you, ask them if they want pass. Check regularly to see if there is anyone on your tail. If you notice someone behind you all of a sudden, let them pass you when it is safe to do so. Likewise, if you would like to pass the person in front of you, ask them politely if you can pass them. Make sure it is a safe place to pass, stay on the trail and thank them for letting you by.
  • Have fun!

The Toonie Races would not exist without the support of the sponsors who are local businesses. Each week is different; there may be draw prizes depending on the sponsor. Be sure to thank the sponsors, they appreciate your gratitude.