Black Tusk, Rich RawlingCross Country Ski Loppet 2022

Whistler Olympic Park in the Callaghan Valley

The 2022 Payak at Whistler Olympic Park will take place on February 26, 2022. All participants and volunteers aged 12 years and older must be double-vaccinated for COVID-19. This will be followed by the Virtual Challenge on February 27 to March 6, where total distance skied over the week is the focus instead of best time. Further details coming soon.

Click here to see the 2022 event poster.

Click here for the 2022 Payak Race Notice.

2022 Virtual Challenge Award Ceremonies

Click here to see the awards ceremony for the Virtual Challenge. See if you are a winner!

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2022 Virtual Challenge Winners

This year’s Coast Outdoors P’ayakentsut Virtual Challenge winners are as follows:

Male
1. Toshi Kawano – 25km
1. Paul Martin – 25km
3. Roland Tanglo – 15km
3. Marek Dutkiewicz – 15km

Female
1. Mel Dutkiewicz – 60km
2. Lou Black – 55km
3. Liz Scroggins – 50km

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2022 Virtual Challenge Ends Sunday

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!

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2022 Photos

Thank you to our photographer, Andrea Heal, for being our photographer this year! Click here to see the photos.

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Payak Health Notice

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.

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