The HillClimb, a snowmobile and snow mx event, returns to SilverStar this weekend (April 14-16) for its third year.
The race filled weekend, co-hosted with the Vernon Snowmobile Association, starts on Friday with a head to head style race event. Saturday and Sunday will bring the qualifiers and final for the climb itself.
Riders will be racing up the mountain face under the Summit Chair, flying over bumps and jumps as they make their way up the steep slope.
“With the huge snow base we have this year we will be adding additional technical features in the lower portion of the track,” said Brad Baker, director of operations, “it will be a real crowd pleaser.”
New for this year SilverStar will be operating two “tracks” at once, doubling the excitement level and moving the races along faster.
The spectator friendly event will allow for viewing at the start of the track and lift rides to the Summit will allow for an excellent view of the entire course. Beverage gardens and bbq’s will be present throughout the day with live music to cap off the night.
About Vernon Snowmobile Association
The Vernon Snowmobile Association (VSA) operates out of Silver Star Mountain Park in beautiful Vernon, British Columbia, Canada. The VSA has been operating the trails and cabins on this mountain since 1967. Part of the trail system is contained within a Provincial Park, and part is managed jointly with the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and the Arts. Silver Star Mountain offers a wide variety of terrain for all riders, but is mostly geared towards families and sledders who prefer to ride on trails, rather than more advanced hill-climb-type venues. The VSA grooms the 160 kms of trails in the area with our own groomer, on a regular basis. (www.vernonsnowmobileclub.org )