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Hosted by Walden Cross Country

February 24-25, 2024
Walden Trails  |  1 Denis Ave, Naughton, ON


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We are moving forward with  OCup #5 at Walden.
Regular race registration has been extended to Sunday, February 18th, 23:59 EST



The trails will be closed for recreational skiing, snowshoeing and fat biking on the Saturday February 24, all day until Sunday, February 25 as the Ontario Cup is taking place. We are pleased to inform you that for those two days, Kivi Park trails and the Beaver Lake Trails will be available for our Walden skiers. Just wear your Walden pin and entry is free.



Details will be added as they are confirmed.

CHIEF OF COMPETITION  |  Mary Waddell  | 


RACE SECRETARY  |  Diana Demery-Hepinstall 

TECHNICAL DELEGATE  |  Shawn Sinclair |


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Walden Cross Country offers 23 km of trails and a 3km lit trail.  A modern, family friendly chalet and athletic training centre are on site. In addition, there will be a 16' x 32' hard top Gazebo with tarp walls with minimal heat also available for athletes. 

More on facilities will be released at a later date. 

*Please Note* Walden Cross Country operates Beaver Lake, a second ski area (classic only) 20km west of the Walden Trails on HWY 17. Racers may access this ski area free of charge. $10 trail passes are required for non-racers and can be purchased, cash only, using a drop box located at the Beaver Lake trailhead.


Parking is very limited at the site.  We ask that drivers drop off racers, family members etc. at our site and park at the overflow parking sites: Penguin Research Centre (500 m east of the Walden Trails on RR 55) and Naughton Community Centre (1 km west of Walden on RR 55).  Please take care when walking to/ from those parking areas, especially when crossing RR 55.  Street parking in the subdivision will be restricted in the immediate vicinity of the Chalet to avoid congestion and as a courtesy to our community neighbours; please respect our residential neighbours with this request.  All attempts will be made to accommodate buses on site.


The PistenBully Shed (insulated and heated) and smaller buildings will be used for waxing. Table space for teams will be allotted based on the number of racers.  Wax trailer parking requests can be submitted on the team registration form. Teams who bring waxing tents/trailers should bring their own generator. 


Qualified first aid personnel will be onsite Feb. 23-24   

The nearest hospital (Health Sciences North) is located approximately 15 km from the Walden Trails in Sudbury.


Light snacks will be provided for racers on the official training day and both race days. There will be light concession available. Water bottles may be filled onsite from the city water supply (bottled water is NOT sold at our facility). 


Hampton Inn 2280 Regent Street (Host Hotel)

Discounted rates have been made available at our sponsor hotel, the Hampton Inn located a fifteen-minute drive from the Walden Trails. 

Limited Rooms Available 


For Team Reservations Please Contact:
Maija Holla – Director of Sales

T: 705-523-3044 I E:


Travelodge Hotel  1401 Paris Street


Rate is $126.99 plus tax for one queen bed with single pull out couch  Any rooms not booked by January 29 will go back into general inventory. Any early departure/cancellation received less than 24 hours will be subject to full room rate plus tax.


There is a strict 72 hour cancellation policy


No electrical appliances such as crockpots or blenders are permitted in the guest rooms.Late check-outs are at the discretion of the hotel and a day rate of $70.00 per room may apply


To get block room rate call the hotel directly at 705-522-1100 or email the front desk at using the code 022324CRO (Cross Country Ski)


Travelway Inn 1200 Paris Street


Rate is $159.99 plus tax for two double beds Walden Cross Country (February 23-25, 2024)                


Any rooms not reserved by the Release Date of January 30 will be removed from the original reservation block and placed into our General Inventory for other Guests to book.

To avoid disappointment please ensure that all required hotel rooms are reserved and guaranteed by the release date.

Guests have until 4pm the day of arrival to change or cancel any individual bookings. Check in time is 2:00 pm and check out is at 11 am.  They cannot always offer late check out and there may be a late fee charge for late check outs.  Failure to notify Management of late check-out may result in a full night's room charge. Please be advised that waxing skis in our Guest rooms is strictly prohibited. This policy is in place to ensure the safety and comfort of all our guests, as well as to maintain the cleanliness and integrity of our accommodations. Waxing skis indoors can lead to damage to our facilities and poses a challenge for our cleaning staff. In the event that waxing is detected in your room, a cleaning fee will be applied to your account to cover the additional maintenance required. We appreciate your cooperation in adhering to this policy.


To get block room rate, call the hotel directly at 705-522-1122 or 1-800-461-4883 and identify the group as Walden Cross Country; group code 362331.

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The O-Cup at Walden is only able to run because of the amazing help we receive from our volunteers! Fill out the form below to help out and volunteer for this year's O-Cup. There is a need for volunteers to set up before the O-Cup (February 19-22), and for the O-Cup days (February 23, 24, 25).



Thank you to all the individuals and organizations who have helped make this year's event happen:

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