Click here to see the awards ceremony for the Virtual Challenge. See if you are a winner!
Cross Country Ski Loppet 2023
Whistler Olympic Park in the Callaghan Valley
The 2023 Payak at Whistler Olympic Park will take place on February 25, 2023. Further details regarding the event and whether we will be offering a virtual challenge will be posted later.
This year’s Coast Outdoors P’ayakentsut Virtual Challenge winners are as follows:
1. Toshi Kawano – 25km
1. Paul Martin – 25km
3. Roland Tanglo – 15km
3. Marek Dutkiewicz – 15km
1. Mel Dutkiewicz – 60km
2. Lou Black – 55km
3. Liz Scroggins – 50km
This Sunday, March 6, is the last day to ski the Payak Virtual Challenge. Because the challenge can be skied anywhere, the focus is on total distance. There is one overall distance challenge prize for each of men and women – a $100 gift certificate to Coast Outdoors! You must load a GPX file or a picture of your watch results to be eligible.
Results must be loaded by Monday, March 6 at 6:00 p.m. to be eligible for prizing. There will be a virtual award ceremony on Tuesday night, uploaded to Facebook and our website. There will be draw prizes from our sponsors Coast Outdoors, Salomon, Fischer and Swix. There are some Coast Outdoors Payak toques up for grabs too!
Thank you to our photographer, Andrea Heal, for being our photographer this year! Click here to see the photos.
We are following the Provincial Health Officer’s orders for this event. Masks are required indoors. The BC Centre for Disease Control recommends that you stay home if you do not feel well or have any symptoms of COVID (http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/if-you-have-covid-19). Please do not come to the Payak if you have a headache, cough, fatigue, fever, feel unusually tired, or a sore throat. Our usual no-refund policy for illness will apply.
Thank you for your understanding.