Club Membership Contest – Prize Giveaway! »

The results are in for the Club Membership Contest… and there is much fantastic news to report!

First off:

  • Almost every club is ahead of where it was at on this day last year!      
  • 22 clubs are already at more than 80% of last year’s total membership, and 9 of those have already exceeded it!
  • A few clubs are approaching their all-time membership record, and one has already broken it!
  • Fingers crossed for great snow in December so that all clubs do well!

Secondly, a HUGE thank you to the following for supporting this initiative:  Fischer, Swix, Salomon, Sidas, Tyax Adventures, Sovereign Lake & SilverStar, Rossignol, and Diamond Head Sports (Vauhti, Bliz, Halti).  Thank you for helping grow our healthy winter sport across BC, a true “sport for life”!

And here are your results:

  • Group A:  After many weeks of cat & mouse, Telemark has nipped Caledonia at the finish line.  Valiant effort by Sovereign Lake to almost catch both, a toe length out of 2nd.
  • Group B:  Strong finish by Overlander to keep the lead.  Massive effort by Golden to reel in a few clubs and finish 2ndNelson fended off a couple others for a 3rd place photo-finish.
  • Group C:  After more than 2 months of playing catch up, Strathcona passed Hollyburn in the final few days.  Big effort by Snow Valley to jump into 3rd with a photo finish.
  • Group D:  Sea to Sky was simply unstoppable, obliterating their all-time membership record.  Great effort by Whistler, already at a 4yr high, for 2nd.  Strong finish by Nordic Racers for 3rd
  • Group E:  Big finish by Sun Peaks to stay ahead of Valhalla Hills.  Strong finish by Nechako for 3rd.
  • Group F:  North Thompson hung onto the lead, with Skmana staying ahead of Manning for 2nd.

Winners will be contacted shortly. 

  • Here’s the data for Top-3 finishes plus clubs that achieved at least 80%, ranked by percentage (of previous winter’s total membership).  Current membership total is also shown for reference.


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 has been donated:

  • From Fischer/Swix (all 2016/17 equipment):
    • Assorted prizes from Fischer/Swix - Headwear, T-shirts, Hoodie, Coffee Mug, Gloves, Socks, Bags                
    • Swix RC Pro Pole 150cm - $100 value
    • Swix CT2 Team Pole 150cm - $370 value
    • Fischer Superlight Crown EF NIS 194cm - $420 value
    • Fischer Twin Skin Pro NIS 197cm - $440 value
    • Fischer RCR Skate NIS 187cm- $510 value
    • Fischer RCS Skate Plus NIS 187cm - $750 value


  • From Salomon (all 2016/17 equipment):
    • S-Lab Classic RED (soft track) 206cm  - $699 value
    • S-Lab Classic RED (soft track) 201cm - $699 value
    • S-Lab Classic YELLOW (all conditions) 201cm - $699 value
    • Aero 9 SKIN 206cm - $349 value
    • Aero 9 SKIN 198cm - $349 value
    • 6 sets of SIDAS One3 Heated Insoles - $295 value each      


  • From Tyax Adventures in the South Chilcotin Mountains:
    • one night’s accommodation for two people, including hearty meals and more, at one of our fully stocked historic backcountry camps/cabins, for the 2017 season based on availability (value of $400).  Let us share with you the beauty of British Columbia’s South Chilcotins and ensure you have an unforgettable adventure!  Find out more at


  • From Sovereign Lake Nordic and SilverStar Mountain Resort:
    • 2.5 day XC Supercamp plus Accommodations  (valued at $1200)
    • 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.


  • From Rossignol (all 2016/17 equipment)
    • A 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 Diamond Head Sports:
    • VAUHTI Wax Technologies:
      • VAUHTI Skate 4 SPRINT Roller Skis  - $360 value
      • VAUHTI Classic T710 R Roller Skis  - $450 value
      • VAUHTI High Flurocarbon Wax set  - $600 value
      • 5 sets VAUHTI Quick & Easy Liquid Classic Wax  - $80 each
      • 5 sets VAUHTI Quick & Easy Liquid Skate Wax  - $80 each
    • BLIZ Active Eyewear:
      • 5 BLIZ Active XC Proflip visors - $150 each
      • 5 BLIZ Active XC Rush visors - $80 each
      • 10 Bliz Active Pursuit XT sunglasses -  $90 each
      • 10 Bliz Active Rider sunglasses - $50 each
    • HALTI Skiwear:
      • HALTI XC warm up set  -  $350 value
      • 10 HALTI travel backpacks - $ 38 each
      • 2 HALTI Coaches backpacks - $140 each
      • 2 HALTI Team Travel Bags  - $140 each
      • Assorted prizes from HALTI- XC Headwear, T-shirts, Hoodies, XC Gloves, XC Socks 

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 2016, 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, 14 of our clubs had record or near-record membership, and quite a few others were at a multi-year high.  Amazing!  What is possible this year?

Fingers crossed for early snow!


*As reported in the Zone4 membership database.