P’ayakentsut comes from the Squamish Nation … A place to train oneself physically.
Squamish warriors came to this remote place year round to train. They would go into seclusion to fast and perform rigorous endurance exercises in the mountains, forests, rivers and lakes. They also conducted cold water bathing here – striving for harmony and discipline.
Our culture is manifested through our strong physical and spiritual relationship with nature.
To become the premier mass participation cross country ski event in Canada by providing a unique and unforgettable experience.
P’ayakentsut is organized by Callaghan Valley Cross Country with the active support of members of the following cross country ski clubs:
- Nordic Racers – Vancouver nordicracers.bc.ca
- Hollyburn Cross Country Ski Club hollyburnxc.ca
- Whistler Nordic Ski Club whistlernordics.com
- Spud Valley Nordic Club spudvalleynordics.ca
For information about the P’ayakentsut Loppet email firstname.lastname@example.org.