Important Winter Fun Day Update!
Yes, there is snow in the north! Utah the wonder dog is very pleased:
|Happy dog on a snowbank this week.|
|Learn to telemark and you too can make turns like this in the middle of nowhere.|
This year’s event will pack a host of activities into a single day. You could drive a dog team, learn how to build a snow shelter, try skate skiing, go on a snowshoe hike, learn about winter camping, enter a snowshoe race (and hopefully finish!), play snow games and more! Representatives from Atlas and Tubbs snowshoes will be here to show off ( and let you try out) their newest new winter products. Lunch is always a highlight of any winter activity and barbeque fare will be available (sorry, no vegetarian options).
This year, we have several igloo builders attending to demonstrate their skills using the amazing Ice Box igloo tool. With any luck we will have an igloo village at the end of the day! Don't be afraid to grab a shovel and pitch in.
|Last year's igloo taking shape.|
For more information, please call Algonquin Outfitters, 1-800-469-4948 (705-635-2243).
|A scene of the snowshoe demo tents from last year.|
For more pictures of last year's Winter Fun Day, please click here.
Please note that there is a charge for dog sled rides and a family rate is available. Dog sled rides are booked that day on a first-come first-served basis, so sign up early and avoid disappointment. Sign up first at the dog truck, then pay inside.
Here is a general overview of the event:
Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012:
9 am: Algonquin Outfitters opens
10 - 12:45 pm: dog sled rides - please sign up to make sure you get a ride!
10 -12: morning program (x-c ski lessons, ski and snowshoes demos, snowshoe hike, igloo building, dog sled rides, etc.).
Formal XC ski lessons are scheduled for 11 am, 1 pm and 2:30 pm. Lessons are geared towards to both new skiers and experienced skiers wishing to improve their technique. Skate and classic techniques will be covered and the lesson will be tailored to the needs of the group. Informal lessons and tips are available in between scheduled lesson times.
12 - 2: BBQ lunch available
1 - 5: afternoon program (ski lessons, ski and snowshoe demos, more igloo building, snow games).
Sunday, Feb. 12:
10 - noon: 18th annual Ragged Falls Snowshoe Adventure Hike (show up at Oxtongue Lake store by 9:30 if you need snowshoes).
Advance registration is not required - simply show up! All events take place in the immediate area of our Oxtongue Lake store (except the Ragged Falls hike - car pooling req'd).
Dog sled rides are provided by Winterdance. For more information on their programs and Iditarod race team, visit their web site.
Ski lessons are provided by Ski for Life. For more information on their programs visit their web site.