Question XC skiing in Canada on a budget?

Mister Tee on XC Skis

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Hi. Since I love XC skiing ,and I want to improve and I want to XC ski for more time than the Oz season permits I am thinking about XC skiing abroad.
What kind of money I am looking at spending on a say 10 days of XC skiing in Canada in early Feb.?Where might be the best place in Canada for XC skiing?
 
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BilbyBill

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Sun Peaks has a nice xc set up and we have been there 8 times. We generally spend 8 weeks there each trip and split our time about 50/50 between xc and alpine skiing. Next year we are changing and going to Silver Star. We havnt been there for 15 years so it will be good to go back. Silver Star has a larger XC set up and links to an ever larger XC area called Sovereign Lake.
Other ski areas have xc as well, but sometimes they are not very extensive or easy to get to from the main ski area.
As to the cost, depends on the level of accommodation etc. From memory the trail fees for Sun Peaks were about $20 per day. We always get a season pass. For 10 days I would think the season pass would be the go.
Hope this helps. If you go I am sure you wont be disappointed.

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Whiskey Jack Trail, Sun Peaks.
 

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Silver Star & the place next door linked by the xc trails.

Rent an apartment at Silver Star and do a siege shop at Kelowna on the way in.
 

Mister Tee on XC Skis

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Sun Peaks has a nice xc set up and we have been there 8 times. We generally spend 8 weeks there each trip and split our time about 50/50 between xc and alpine skiing. Next year we are changing and going to Silver Star. We havnt been there for 15 years so it will be good to go back. Silver Star has a larger XC set up and links to an ever larger XC area called Sovereign Lake.
Other ski areas have xc as well, but sometimes they are not very extensive or easy to get to from the main ski area.
As to the cost, depends on the level of accommodation etc. From memory the trail fees for Sun Peaks were about $20 per day. We always get a season pass. For 10 days I would think the season pass would be the go.
Hope this helps. If you go I am sure you wont be disappointed.

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Whiskey Jack Trail, Sun Peaks.
That looks really tempting !! Thanks.
 
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Stay in Vernon and ski Sovereign Lake and/or the SS trails. Accoms should be cheap enough to offset cost of rental car.

Two hours south is Nickel Plate Nordic 8 km from the Apex alpine resort. It is high elevation plateau country with perfect rolling terrain for XC. Nice thing is it is often above the valley cloud so you get lots of sunny days between snow cycles. Frozen Nickel Plate Lake does double duty as rec trail for skiers and Apex snowmaking water supply.
 
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