Monday, February 14, 2011

Winter Fun Day in pictures

Algonquin Outfitters' Winter Fun Day at Oxtongue Lake was a great success by all accounts. Not only did lots of people show up and have fun but the weather was good, the ice on the lake cooperated, and the fresh snow really helped. Our staff, assorted volunteers and other helpers all contributed 110% to make it a fine weekend in the snow. Thanks everybody!

The Oxtongue Lake store was ready for action first thing in the morning
The demo area on the lake got busy early on

Jeremy and Mike made a giant pile of snow on Friday. By Saturday, Nate was able to hollow it out into a liveable Quinzee. 
Our igloo-smiths, Andrea and Paul, got going on the IceBox igloo
The friendly Chocpaw dogs are always ready to pull
Two men and boy are no problem for six Alaskans
These two are pretty happy campers. Thanks to the Blue Spruce for use of the trails!
The Atlas Snowshoe demo tent was busy all day - thanks to Paul Young of Atlas.
These young fellow took our advice to "have fun in the snow" quite literally.
Dan Mahony of Ski for Life explains the finer points of XC skiing.
Dan demonstrates the "no poles" drill with a beautiful sky behind him.
The group tries to keep up with Dan.
After a private lesson with Joan Mahony, this little girl is a "skier for life."
The igloo grew steadily all day.
On Sunday, the 16th annual Ragged Falls snowshoe hike took place.
Ragged Falls is always spectacular!
We saw some interesting animal tracks. I'm thinking mink.
The woman in green and the bearded man recently moved to Canada and snowshoed for the first time at Winter Fun Day!


  1. Thanks for sharing your pictures with us Gord. Excellent photography, looks like everyone had a fun day out in the snow.

  2. Anonymous10:21 AM

    When you photograph scenes with a lot of snow, you need to overexpose with at least one step, otherwise the snow shows as grey (this is because cameras calculate exposure for scenes considered with average brightness).

  3. Wow, great shots, I love Ragged falls! Looks like a good time was had by all.