Sno-cial planned for Candle Creek ski trails

Wells Gray Outdoors Club invites cross-country skiers to an afternoon of snow and socializing

Wells Gray Outdoors Club invites cross-country skiers of all ages and all skill levels to the first annual Sno-cial, an afternoon of snow and socializing.

The event will be held on Sunday, Jan. 18, at the Candle Creek cross-country ski trails. No trail fees will be assessed during the event.

Activities will start at 1:30 p.m. with ski time. Participants should meet at the Candle Creek ski trails chalet. They can head out on the trails on their own, or join one of several ski “hosts” who will lead groups organized by level of fitness and skiing ability. There will be supervised children’s activities near the chalet.

At 3 p.m. there will be an après ski. Participants are invited to go back to the chalet for appies, hot chocolate and more. They can chat with local experts, find a new ski buddy, get some waxing tips, or just sit and enjoy the warmth of the fire. It will be a chance for long-time members to re-connect, and for newer members (and “not yet” members) to get to know other skiers in the area.

Car pooling is encouraged. Bring a friend and your favorite appetizer to share.

For more information, call Charlotte Smith at 250-566-4433.