October 15, 2018

We hope that at least some of you enjoyed the recent portents for winter that were dispatched in our area – there were ski tracks on our trails here, as some took the opportunity to engage in some pre-early season skiing (with all due apologies to those that did not enjoy it so much…). And while we knew the snowfall was transitory, it certainly stoked our toque-topped heads with thoughts of the ski season to come. Preparations continue, perhaps more urgent, and facilitated by more the emergence of more amenable weather.

Our winter ski instruction programs are open for registration, with information starting on page 58 of the Fall 2018 Recreation Guide. This includes the Track Attack youth ski program, which commences this week with dry-land training.

 Track Attack aims to challenge young skiers to develop their technical skills while training in a fun, supportive, and positive environment. Participants will not only improve their cross-country ski technique, but also enjoy a variety of ski and adventure-based activities. In a group setting, they will learn about gear, waxing, wilderness safety, and the basics of training and racing. Beginning with team-building and dryland training in the fall, participants will meet new ski friends and enhance their overall fitness levels as they participate in outdoor activities. The on-snow portion of the program includes skill development in classic and skate techniques, and longer training skis. There is also a competitive component with participation in local events and races. Click here for full details, and sign up now to get into the first session on Thursday, October 18. 

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See you on the trails!



Have your say into the new Recreation and Culture Strategy

Why are recreation, parks and cultural opportunities in Strathcona County important to you? Why do you choose to recreate or enjoy the arts? Share your feedback with us and it will be used to help develop an inclusive and well informed Recreation and Culture Strategy.

Complete the survey before November 9! Click here: Recreation and Culture Strategy

Book the lodge
Did you know that our main lodge is available to book? It has meeting/dining space for up to 50 people, and overnight accommodations for 40; a fully equipped kitchen, commercial cooking grill, barbecue, fireplace, dormitories and meeting space in the lower lodge.