Outdoor Club starts cross-country ski season

The majority of the Candle Creek cross-country ski trails were track-set as of Sunday, Nov. 30

Wells Gray Outdoor Club has had a great start to the season, according to club spokesperson Dave Poole.

The majority of the Candle Creek cross-country ski trails were track-set as of Sunday, Nov. 30, with excellent early season conditions.

The following are events the club has planned for this winter:

• Dec 19/20 – Broads on Boards – Cross-country ski training for women;

• Jan 9 start – runs every Saturday until early March or as conditions allow – Rabbits Learn to Ski – cross country Ski lessons for kids;

• Jan 9 (tentative) – Sno-cial – an afternoon get-together for all age groups featuring fun ski events, general socializing with apres ski appies and hot chocolate; and

• Feb 6 – Birchleg – a fun ski event for all ages. Get out your Viking costumes and enjoy a fun ski followed by a hot lunch and prizes for best costumes.

Cross-country ski tracks will also be set in the field adjacent to Raft River Elementary starting in late December or early January for school ski lessons or for those that want an easy ski and can’t make it up to Candle Creek

Merlin Blackwell is also setting track in North Thompson Provincial Park. There is flat terrain around the campsite and picnic areas.


Please visit the club’s website at http://wellsgrayoutdoorsclub.ca or the WGOC Facebook page for updates on events and trail conditions.



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