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Sun Peaks Kookaburra Cross Country Loppet

Date Jan 11 2015 
Location     Sun Peaks Resort Nordic trail system 
Registration     $30 
Phone 250 309-2611 

The Sun Peaks Kookaburra Cup is back for its 6th year, and better than ever! Originated as a key event in the Sun Peaks Family Cup – All Nations Celebrations this event is rapidly growing in popularity.  This fun, family-oriented event is open to all ability levels.

New last year was the 30 km distance where you can enter as a skater or classic skier and receive a separate time.  We also offer a 15 km distance.  By skiing two laps of the 15 km course you will complete the 30km loppet.  There is 2 km course for beginners, novice skiers, bunnies and rabbits, and a 5 km course for rabbits and track attack skiers, and beginner-intermediate skiers looking for a bit more of a challenge. 

The 2 km, 5 km, and 15 km courses are free technique events which means you can skate or do classic technique and timing is combined for both techniques.  The 30 km course is for either skate or classic skiers with separate timing for both techniques.  

Age Categories

5 and under, 6-9, 10-13, 14-17, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+ years of age. Male and female in each class. 

2km, 5km, 15km and 30km (two laps of the 15km course).


Note: Due to the number of age classes and courses the race organizers may decide to not award metals for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in all categories as a result of the numbers entered in each category. 

Registration for this event is online only at 

Registration ends on January 10, 2015 at 12:00 noon.  THERE IS NO REGISTRATION ON RACE DAY!

Bib pick up and waiver signing will be at the Sun Peaks Nordic Centre from 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM, Jan. 11, 2015.  The Nordic Centre is located a short walk from the west end of the P5 parking lot.  

Start Time and Location

Race starts at 10:00 AM for the 30km and 15km distances on January 11, 2015. A second wave will go at 10:05 AM for the 5 km and 2 km courses. 

Start location is at P5 (parking area) above the Nordic Center.

Description of Course

Check out our interactive map for reference:

2 KM Course:  Start at the west end of P5, to Cotton Tail, down Cotton Tail, to turn around point and return on Cotton Tail to the finish at the Nordic Centre. 

5 Km Course: Start at the west end of P5, to Cotton Tail, out Cotton Tail to Vista, up Vista to McGillivray Lake Trail, turn left to turn around point near first road crossing , back on McGillivray lake to Vista, to Cotton Tail to finish at the Nordic Centre. 

15 KM Course:  Start at the west end of P5, to Cotton Tail, out Cotton Tail to Vista, up Vista to McGillivray Lake Trail, up McGillivray Lake Trail, to Blue Grouse, to Nut Hatch, to Raven Ramble, to McGillivray Lake Cabin turn around and aid station, back to Otter Loop, to Great Grey, to Vista (hard left turn) to Cotton Tail, to finish at Nordic Centre. 

30 KM Course:  Two laps of the 15 km course. 

Note:  Caution with two way traffic on Cotton Tail and on Vista Trail. 

For more information contact Glenn Bond cell:  250 309-2611.

Post Race Social
A post race social and awards will be held at the Morrisey Public House at 2:00 PM.  Awards and over $4000 of draw prizes will be awarded to participants.