Black Tusk, Rich RawlingCross Country Ski Loppet 2024

Whistler Olympic Park in the Callaghan Valley

The 2024 Payak at Whistler Olympic Park will take place on February 24, 2024. Registration is now open!

Click here for the 2024 Payak Race Notice.

The Salomon Raffle is Back for 2024!

Hurray! Those COVID-19 supply chain challenges are easing and Salomon, our First Gold Sponsor, is once again able to offer two complete ski packages for our raffle!

These tickets are $5, and the proceeds support the race and help keep prices down. Please bring cash to race day or buy a ticket if you see a volunteer selling them!

S/Max Skate Package – $1607 retail value
Includes:

  • S/Max Skate Ski + Prolink Shift Race bindings
  • S/Max Skate Boots
  • S/Max Poles

S/Max eSkin Classic Package – $1467 retail value
Includes:

  • S/Max e/Skin Classic Ski + Prolink Shift Race bindings
  • S/Max Classic Boots
  • S/Max Poles
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Real Winners for 2023 Virtual Challenge

Winners of the Payak Virtual Challenge 2023 edition are: Gillian Clayton with 250 km completed, and Michael Crowe with 175 km completed. Once again, the women ruled this event with the most distance skied, congratulations Gillian! Both Gillian and Michael have won a $100 gift certificate to Coast Outdoors – Please attend the store in North Vancouver promptly to pick up your gift certificate! (Rumour has it there is a big sale on right now too!)

Brody and his human Michael Thompson won the Paw’yak, skiing 133 km together! A small prize package from O’Briens Pet Food in Squamish is coming your way.

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PNWL Latest Standings (2023)

Three events in the Pacific Northwest Loppet Series, the new four-race series of which the Payak is one of the founding members, have been held! If you skied at the Nipika/Panorama Loppet, the Ski to the Sun in Methow Valley or the Coast Outdoors P’ayakentsut, go to the PNWL page for the link to the current standings. Several women from the Sea to Sky corridor are in the running for the top spot!

The final event is the Sovereign2Silverstar series on April 1 and 2. Click here for details.

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2023 Payak Photos

Click here to see photos from the 2023 Coast Outdoors P’ayakentsut from photographer Andrea Heal. Short on time? Click here to see the Photographer’s Favourites.

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PNWL Interim Results

Two events in the Pacific Northwest Loppet Series have been held! If you skied at the Nipika/Panorama Loppet or the Ski to the Sun in Methow Valley, check your standings here.

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