We are pleased to announce that Sea to Sky Veterinary Clinic is the Presenting Sponsor for the Coast Outdoors Paw’yak! Remember, the Paw’yak is a participation event to recognize all the four-legged friends on the dog trails, and the friendly competition is based on total distance. Click here to learn more about how the staff at Sea to Sky can take care of all your furry friends!
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.
The Virtual Challenge will take place from February 18 to 24 and February 26 to March 12, 2023, where total distance skied over the week is the focus instead of best time. New this year, register your dog to ski with you (in the Virtual Challenge only) in the Paw'yak.
Click here for the 2023 Payak Race Notice.
We are thrilled to announce being part of a new Loppet Series in the Pacific Northwest. The Sovereign 2 SilverStar Ski Marathon is joining forces with the Nipika/Panorama Loppet Weekend, the Ski to the Sun and the Coast Outdoors P’ayakentsut to make an amazing four-loppet series with six events in total. We hope that you’ll have so much fun with one of them that you’ll want to do them all!
Well, of course we think you win just by showing up and finishing all these great events. But if you want to win a cool prize then you need to be one of the top 3 women or top 3 men based on points. Points will be awarded based on your placement in your age category at each event (total of 6 possible races). So if you finish 1st in the 70+ age category that’s the same as finishing 1st in the 20 year old category. And the more events that you do, the more points you get! Points in each age category are awarded as follows: 1st – 15, 2nd – 12, 3rd – 10, 4th – 8, 5th – 6, 6th – 5, 7th – 4, 8th – 3, 9th – 2 and 10th – 1 point. And you will also be eligible for draw prizes from the 4 events. So come explore the Pacific Northwest on Cross Country Skis!
Click here to view details and links for participating loppets.
Click here to see the awards ceremony for the Virtual Challenge. See if you are a winner!
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