Although the Wabos Loppet isn’t until Mar.8, 2009, early registration not only saves you money, but it also makes it easier for us to organize. For those of you who have never skied the Wabos Loppet, it is a fun event, not a race. A 45 min. train ride to Wabos and then a 27 km ski through some rugged, beautiful terrain, hills and lakes, with 2 refreshment stations along the way will bring you to our day skiers cabin. There you will enjoy a BBQ along with live entertainment.
The popularity of snowshoeing is increasing rapidly as skiers find out that it offers a nice alternative when the weather conditions turn bad for skiing. With the modern designs in snowshoes, being light yet strong, and with the ease of step in bindings, snowshoeing is becoming one of the fastest growing winter passtimes in North America.Snowshoeing is also a nice alternative for those who don’t want to ski, or who can no longer ski. Stokely Creek Lodge has added to our snowshoe trails this season and our guests are taking advantage of these great additions. Thanks again to Bob Yankus and Lucy Gagnon for all their hard work in putting in these great snowshoe trails!
It is 4 deg. C. at 11 am. but at least it isn’t raining yet. No doubt the weather will put a bit iof a damper on our open house but there are some skiers showing up. Dave Fanslow, a frequent Stokely skier actually said he was getting pretty good glide.
Another 5 inches of snow between yesterday and this morning is O.K. However, they are predicting a high of 44 deg. F. (7 deg. C.)tomorrow with rain. That’s not O.K. It’s only going to be for one day, but that happens to be the day of our open house. We,ll still make the best of it. The chili will be on, and ski lessons and waxing clinics will still go according to schedule. The next day the temperatures will drop below freezing again, and that’s a good thing!
The owners - Gaylen, Sue, and Ian, Tanya, as well as the staff of Stokely Creek Lodge, would like to extend a very merry Christmas to the faithful skiers that frequent our Lodge. Thank you for your continuing support of Stokely Creek. Looking forward to seeing you all soon in the dining room and on the ski trails. The fresh blanket of snow last night has left Stokely Creek glowing as a bride in her wedding dress!