Here we are, already at the start of February 2021 entering the middle of the Canadian winter. “In person” events will happen soon but for now, we are hosting many very cool virtual events! Here is a quick overview of how creative race organizers have been over the winter so far.
The Nordiq Canada Challenge
Using our newest virtual event platform, Nordiq Canada are hosting a most km skied challenge. Participants from all over the country are entering their kms. Here is the current top 5, pretty impressive with over 1000 km skied for number 1 ! The challenge is open until February 28th.
Lake Louise to Banff Virtual event
This beautiful loppet that goes from Lake Louise to Castle Junction following the bow river is pretty legendary. This year, the organizers added the “Corona Challenge” which is doing the full distance round trip for a total of 72 km! Over 40 people completed the corona challenge which is very impressive! The participants were also encourage to costume for the chance to win a prize! See on the photo below some of the great styles you could find on the trail!
Several ski clubs are publishing a new course each week and participants have a week to complete the course. They give prizes for each week and there will be a prize for the total time it took to complete all stages. That is super fun! Here are two links from Sovereign Lake and Prince George:
In the following weeks, we will host the Canadian Ski Marathon Virtual event and the Birkie Virtual Race! It will soon be on Zone4 but for now, you can visit their website to find out more info! You can participate to those legendary events from your own region.
We are super excited to see you all at “in person” events and for now, we are enjoy seeing everyone staying active in virtual events!
More information on how the summer is shaping up coming up soon!
Enjoy the winter!
Etienne and the Zone4 Team