Black Tusk, Rich RawlingCross 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.

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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Payak Partners

Coast Outdoors Payak is pleased to welcome new and returning sponsors, Rundle, KV+ and the Nordic Racers. They join our long-term sponsors Coast Outdoors, Salomon, Fischer and Swix, and Squamish Nesters. Without support from these businesses and clubs, this race would not be such a success!

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Last 2022 Early Bird Deadline is February 15

This is a gentle reminder the pre-registration deadline was moved ahead to January 15, at midnight. The next price increase is February 15 at midnight.

In the event that organizers are forced to cancel due to COVID-19 restrictions, your registration will transfer to next year. If you cannot attend in 2023, please let us know in January, 2023, and you will be refunded at that time.

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