Royal Lepage Comox Valley Snow to Surf
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Skiers will start at the unload area of Whiskey Jack Chair with their boots and poles. They will run up the hill towards the Eagle Chairlift and then put on their skis to race down the mountain. They will handoff to the nordic team member at the Hawk chair loading area.
Skiers must have approved C.S.A. helmets. (No hockey, cycling or others allowed.) Maximum ski length 215 cm. Traditional non modified alpine equipment only.
SPONSORED BY COASTAL PHYSIO
Skiers will follow a course approximately 7 km in length groomed and track set for skate or classic skiing.
In the event of snow shortages, the skier MUST be available to run a similar course.
SPONSORED BY EXTREME RUNNERS
There are two sections for the run leg. The first part will be on road for approx 6 km and the second is off the main road for approx 8.5 km. If desired, one person can do both legs.
In the event of high snow conditions, the course will remain on the main road.
SPONSORED BY TIMBER WEST
The mountain bike leg is approximately 12 km.
The course starts out with 6 km of slightly downhill pavement – this is an active logging road so caution must be taken. Keep your head up!! The bridges can get slippery if it is raining.
After crossing the Puntledge River, turn right up the water pipeline which will be on your right. This is a fast, slightly climbing, narrow trail, approx 2 km. When you reach the top of the diversion dam you will be directed to the left into the BC Hydro trails where you follow the black arrows and flagging tape all the way to the Fish and Game boat launch. This last part consists of forest trails and a short section (15 minutes) of single track, before you cross the Comox Logging Road into the Fish and Game Club.
Riders are required to wear ASTM, ANSI or SNELL approved helmets, ride a mountain bike only, and obey the rules of the road. The route will be flagged and is on logging roads and trails.
SPONSORED BY COMOX VALLEY KAYAKS LTD
The kayak leg starts at the Courtenay Fish and Game Club and finishes at the campground on the Cumberland side of Comox Lake. (about 5 km)
Required gear includes a kayak (see restrictions below), a 2-ended paddle and a PFD (Personal Flotation Device). Any questions should be addressed to the kayak leg chair: firstname.lastname@example.org
. Kayaks must be a minimum of 12 feet long and have adequate floatation fore and aft.
°Surf ski are permitted but K-1 racing kayaks are not.
• Only a team’s mountain biker may assist the kayaker in launching their boat to begin racing.
• If you capsize and require assistance by our safety personnel you may be given a 5 minute time penalty.
• If safety personnel determine that you are unsafe to continue you will be disqualified and one of our safety boats will assist you to shore. Your team will continue under disqualification.
SPONSORED BY BRIAN McLEAN
The cycling route will follow paved roads and highways and is approximately 25.2 km.
Riders are required to wear ASTM, ANSI or SNELL approved helmets and obey the rules of the road.
Please Note: The Road Bike leg starts at the Comox Lake Campground. Cyclists will will follow paved roads and highways and will end on Millard Road for a distance of 25.2 kilometers. See Map at:
SPONSORED BY VALHALLA PURE OUTFITTERS COURTENAY
Two canoeists will travel in a canoe from Courtenay Air Park to Comox Marina Park (approx 5 km.)
Canoeists must use single blade paddles and wear D.O.T. approved life jackets. Each life jacket need whistle and a bailing device needs to be attached to the canoe. Maximum 18’6” canoe length.
*NEW* One team member to meet incoming cyclist at Sandpiper Drive. This can be a paddler, alpine or Nordic skier, snowshoer, runner or ROAD cyclist ONLY. In the event of the road cyclist doing the run, they are solely responsible for the bike and use special shoes as the Vessi vegan shoes you can find online . The canoe runner can not run with any equipment or team members. Receive wristband and run along Riverway Walkway to designated area by Comox Valley Kayaks. Pass armband to paddler who will run to canoe and to launch area via marked pathway. The run is approximately 2.4kms.