2022 Results, Videos, Photos

April 2nd and 3rd, 2022

Our first ever Sovereign2SilverStar Ski Marathon weekend is complete!

Read on for summary videos, results, photos, and more. This page is actively changing as we collect photos and videos.

There were well over 2,000 photos in the galleries below when the webadmin stopped counting. There is an average of ten photos of each skier each day, although it may take a bit of hunting through galleries to find them all.

Saturday Classic Video


Sunday Skate Video


Results

Results are posted on zone4.

Finishing is winning!

Photos By Skier

If you click on the name of a skier in the zone4 results, zone4 will show you the photos associated with the bib number. To download an image, click on the image, open the black menu in the top left, and choose download. Some devices use a right click, two finger click, or mouse hold to open the menu.

This image is Sunday's 40km leader Rémi Drolet. Photos from Alder Point (with the Monashee mountain view if you timed the weather right) are by Marshall Moleschi; finish photos are by Jim Tearoe, Peggy Hung, and one other photographer.

Photo Galleries

We had many photographers in action throughout the weekend and we have images of most participants.

In alphabetical order:

Brian Goldstone: Classic, Skate

David Vincent-Jones: Classic, Skate

Frank Milletto: Classic

Ken Wood: Classic, Skate

Marshall Moleschi: Classic, Skate, Extras

Paul Pickard: Classic

Peggy Hung: Classic. Classic Podiums, Classic Part 2

Peter Downward: Classic, Skate

Robert Conchie: Skate

There are lot of photos in the galleries. Found a great one? Email info@Sovereign2SilverStar.com to nominate one for the image carousels below.

Smiling through the skate day because Finishing is Winning. (photo: Peter Downward)

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KidSport

The S2S event chose KidSport as our charitable partner to help all children have access to sport. In the first year, the participants and volunteers were able to raise $5,000. SilverStar Mountain Resort added $2,500 and then the silent auction of items donated by our sponsors raised another $500, for a total of $8,000.

220405 Letter_Sponsor Thank You_KidSport.pdf

The Winning Grip Wax

Some participants found grip waxing was tricky on Saturday with random snow flurries throughout the day. So what worked?

Skin skis were very popular, as many participants use skin skis every day. A few skiers did learn that skins need periodic cleaning and treatment to avoid icing up in fresh snow.

For skiers who chose waxable skis, the S2S testing team posted a recommendation:

Friday's grip wax testing selected Swix VP45 (or V45) hardwax, labelled for -1C to -5C. Air temperature was -5.8C early Friday morning, rising to -1.5C. Friday's snow temperature reached a high of -1.9C.

Saturday has started warmer, with an overnight low of -3.4C. Swix VP45 and V45 are still looking good.

The winning choice was Swix VR45 covered with Swix VR30.

Another successful option was Rode B17, usually over a binder.

Andy Newell (Bridger Ski Foundation head coach, owner of Nordic Team Solutions, and former Olympian) explains his decision making in the video, before demonstrating both good grip and glide 22km into the course on his way to 4th place overall.