Sigge’s P’ayakentsut 2018

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1. What is the Payak?

The Sigge’s P’ayakentsut, or Payak for short, is an all level, all ages fun ski event or "Loppet": A recreational ski race with distances of 15 km, 30 km and 50 km, as well as a 5 km kids loop and sit ski loop.

2. What does the schedule look like?

Check here for the most recent schedule (subject to change).

  • 10:00 am – 50K
  • 10:20 am – 30K
  • 10:40 am – 15K & Youth 15K
  • 10:45 am – Para 10K Sit Ski
  • 1:30 pm – P’ayak Mini
  • 1:30 pm – 15K, Para, 15K & Para 10K Sit Ski Awards
  • 2:00 pm – 30K Awards
  • 2:30 pm – 50K Awards

3. I am racing today, where do I check in?

The race office is located in the Cross Country Technical Building

4. Can I spectate?

Yes, the cross country stadium is recommended for viewing. Access for spectating is included with a day ticket for skiing or snowshoeing, a season pass or with sightseeing access.

5. I am not racing today, can I still ski?

Yes, ALL trails are still open for non-racers! All skiers must have valid trail ticket.

Please ski in the direction of the official race course (watch for one-way only trails). The course will be set with two lanes of classic track on the right hand side. Look both ways if crossing and keep to the right hand side of the course.

OR try our other trail recommendations: Callaghan Country trails, Inside Passage, Top of the World, Brandywine View, Olympic Biathlon, Olympic Nordic Combined (Olympic Nordic Combined may be busier due to skier traffic in/out stadium)

Trail Etiquette:
Skiers coming up behind should step out of the tracks and around - if you hear someone saying "track", please step to your right hand side if you want to yield. Please do not skate over the classic tracks. If you are heading up a hill, in an area with two way traffic, please follow normal ski etiquette and yield to the downhill skier.

6. Where can I ski with my dog?

Skiers with dogs can park in the dog overflow lot and ski Brandywine View, Metal Dome. Porters Glide, Around the World, Inside Passage are closed for dogs on race day.

7. Are snowshoe trails open today?

Yes! Please note any trail closures on our daily trail reports or check with Guest Services (closures may be due to site safety/snow conditions, or race course needs).

8. Can I take a cross-country ski or biathlon lesson today?

Yes, our snow school will be operating as normal! Private and group cross-country skate, classic and also biathlon lessons will be available.


Organized by Callaghan Valley Cross Country