2017-18 Club Membership Contest »

Nov 17 Contest update – 2 weeks left before the Dec 1 finish

  • Group A:  With 2 weeks left to go, Sovereign Lake has kept its lead on TelemarkCaledonia has crept even closer, now only a toe-length behind Telemark for 2nd.  Can Larch Hills and Kimberley still get into the running?
  • Group B:  Impressive efforts by both Nelson and Fernie to catch up to Black Jack, now basically a three-way tie.  But the performance of the week goes to Overlander, who has jumped in front of everyone and is now winning!  Big effort by Golden in 5th… still time for them to rally?
  • Group C:  Nickel Plate has maintained its lead over Hollyburn for 1stStrathcona continues to gain ground and is now only a boot-length behind Cariboo for 3rd.  The added excitement is that both Bulkley Valley and Snow Valley are now really starting to advance (passing Sea to Sky in the process)… will we see rallies from the Valleys? 
  • Group D:  The Vancouver Skiers are still leading, but the pack is bearing down.  Huge move by Nordic Racers, now tied with Whistler for 2ndMorice Mountain’s recent momentum continues and they’re now tied with Whiskey Jack for 4th.  
  • Group E:  Tetrahedron is still in front.  Valhalla Hills is now leading the chase pack, followed by Sun Peaks and Spud ValleyNechako, Sunset Ridge, and Mackenzie are not far behind.
  • Group F:  Skmana and Clinton are still leading, but a huge move by Fort Nelson, moving from last place to catch right up to the leaders.  Manning, North Thompson, and McKinney are next.


2017-18 Club Membership Contest – Prize Giveaway!

To add a bit of extra excitement to your club’s membership drive, Cross Country BC is collecting some fantastic prizes to give away to the winning clubs. 

The following have been donated so far:

  • From Rossignol
    • fleet of kids’ ski gear – perfect for your Skill Development Program, Ski S’Kool program, equipment rental pool… your choice!  The winning club can choose between:
      • 10 X beginner combi ski packages (various sizes of combi skis & boots, bindings, poles) - $4,000+ value, OR
      • 20 X beginner classic ski packages (various sizes of waxless skis, boots, bindings, poles) - $4,000+ value


  • From Pinnacles Suite Hotel at Silver Star Mountain Resort
    • two night stay for up to 8 people in a Pinnacles Suite during the 2017-18 Winter Season (excl. Christmas holiday and long weekends). - up to $1230 value


  • From One Way:
    • Premio 10 Poles 175cm – $490 value
    • Diamond 9max Poles 145cm - $200 value
    • 2 X Diamond 970 Poles 140cm - $170 value each
    • Assorted One Way swag


  • From Fischer and Swix:
    • Classic Package - $1110 total value
      • Fischer Twin Skin Race IFP - $530
      • Turnamic Race Classic binding - $100
      • RCS Classic Boot - $340
      • Swix Comp CT5 Pole - $140
    • Skate Package - $1660 total value
      • RCS Skate IFP- $750
      • Turnamic Race Skate Binding - $100
      • RCS Skate Boot - $510
      • Swix Team CT2 Pole - $300
    • Assorted Fisher and Swix swag


  • From Sovereign Lake Nordic and SilverStar Mountain Resort:
    • 3 day XC Supercamp plus Accommodations  (valued at $1450)
    • From First Timer to Big Timer” Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre and Silver Star Mountain Resort offer Canada’s most established cross country ski improvement camps for all skiing abilities & fitness levels. Whether you are a competitive Master's racer, a first time skier, or somewhere in between, come and enjoy our 105km of rolling terrain, professional coaching, exceptional grooming and the best early snow in the country.
    • www.xcsupercamp.com


  • From Nipika Mountain Resort:


  • From Madshus:
    • Madshus Classic Package (new skin ski!) - $1240 total value
    • Waist belt bag
    • Madshus mitten
    • Poles:  CR100HS - $270
    • Boots:  Hyper RPC - $270
    • Binding:  Rottefella classic - $80
    • Skis:  Terrasonic  IntelliGrip  - $450


  • From Boréale Explorers, based outside of Whitehorse, Yukon:
    • A two day all-inclusive stay for 2 at our adventure lodge, including shuttle transfer from/to Whitehorse, 2 nights accommodation, and all meals. - $850 value
    • Our team is passionate about living the good life in the Yukon and sharing what it has to offer. We value delicious food, playing outdoors, and watching the sun set.
    •  www.be-yukon.com


  • From Salomon:
    • S-Lab Classic Ski 201 - $699 value
    • S-Lab Carbon Poles - $360 value
    • Equipe R Click poles - $200 value
    • Vitane 60 Poles - $140 value
    • Equipe 20 Poles - $80  value
    • Vitane 20 Poles - $80 value
    • Tons of Salomon swag - Hydration Belts, Ski Bag, Beanies, Buffs ($1,500 value)


Prizes can be used by clubs as they see fit:  to raffle off, for a family in need, to use as a volunteer draw prize, for a kids program, for an Early-Bird prize … your choice!

To win, a club has to have the highest percentage of members registered*, as of midnight Dec 1 2017, as compared to its previous winter’s total membership.   For example, a club with 200 members last year and 140 members by Dec 1 would be at 70%, and a club with 160 members last year and 120 members by Dec 1 would be at 75%.

To make things fair as well as have more winners, clubs have been divided into 6 groups and a winner will be selected from each group, for a total of 6 winners.  The prizes will be randomly distributed amongst the winners.  The groups, along with last winter’s club membership totals, are shown below.

As a recap from last season, 9 of our clubs had record memberships, and many more were at multi-year highs.  Amazing!  What is possible this year?

Fingers crossed for early snow!

*As reported in the Zone4 membership database.