No matter what the season, we love to celebrate and hold events in Vernon. There's always something happening here. The calendar is updated on a regular basis so pick a season, pick an event, and enjoy!
For more fun things to do in Vernon, visit the City of Vernon's Event Calendar.
Sunday, April 2, 2023 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
250 Sovereign Lake Road
Vernon, British Columbia
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Sporting Events & Races
Sovereign Lake NC and SilverStar Mountain Resort are teaming up to present the second annual Sovereign2SilverStar Ski Marathon. A point to party event with two of everything: two days (classic and skate), two distances each day (40km and 21km), and two ski areas (start at Sovereign Lake and finish on Main Street of SilverStar village).
Finishing is Winning: After the ‘competitive’ waves start, the smaller ‘fun’ waves will be spaced out to allow everyone to enjoy their time on the trails. With the largest daily groomed network of Nordic trails in Canada, there are no laps or repeated trail sections, just a lot of scenery.
The two areas are working together to build an adventure that carries on well after the skiing is done. When you get to the finish line you're just getting started as the party gets underway at the great local restaurants and bars.
Twenty minutes away and 1,200m lower in elevation, springtime in Vernon is something to experience with paddling, mountain biking, wine tasting, and golfing options.
Will we have snow in April? With the perfect altitude and 7 metres of annual snowfall the answer is Yes! Just ask anyone who has been to our Spring Fling skiing week in May. Or see our video of what a 'lower than normal' snow base looked like during the 2022 event.
Kidsport is our partner charity for the event. As skiers, we know how much sport has given to us: physical and mental health plus simple joy. Even in non-active life stages (career, children, illness, …), we always know that sport is waiting for us. There are children who are denied these lifelong benefits for financial reasons. KidSport exists to give the life-changing power of sport to kids who would otherwise miss out. Donate here to change a child’s life or register to help us contribute to KidSport. In 2022 you made it possible for us to make an $8,000 donation.
April 1st, 2023: Free/Skate Day: your choice of 40km or 21km.
April 2nd, 2023: Classic Day: your choice of 40km or 21km.
Start in a World Cup stadium at Sovereign Lake Nordic Club and finish on Main Street in SilverStar village.
Stop at a feed station, take pictures at the viewpoints, experience the trails with small wave starts to allow more room to appreciate the scenery.
Build your own experience: choose between competitive and fun waves, ride the gondola on a sunny afternoon, add a multisport experience with a 20 minutes drive to the valley below.