Invitation to 8th Annual Cross Country Ridge Ramble

The 8th Annual Ridge Ramble Cross Country Ski Race will be on Saturday, February 7th, starting at 11AM, with the emphasis on having a fun time. The adult course takes skiers on a loop from the golf course to the Lost Haven Cabin and back. Recreational skiers will do this loop once for a distance of 7 km, and those interested in the Racing category can ski this loop three times for a total distance of 20 km. The course is beautiful, featuring open fields and rolling terrain in the forest. There have been as many as 50 people entered in this fun event. If you are interested in checking the course out, start from the golf course parking lot, walk down the hill to the tee boxes on the number one fairway, and follow the ski trails. There are many different loops you can ski, ranging in distance from 1km to 7km, so follow the signs for the one that best suits you. The ski trails have been in great shape this year, with skiing starting in November. This was a welcome change from last season, when the lack of snow meant no skiing until late January!

There is also a children’s event in the Ridge Ramble Cross Country Ski Race. Those aged 7 and under are in the Bunny category, and ski a 1.3 km loop. Children aged 8 to 13 will ski the fairway loop, which is 2.5 km. There are usually as many kids out skiing as adults in this event, which is great to see. The entry fee, which includes lunch, is $10 for adults and $5 for children.

The start and finish of the race can be seen from the golf course Club House, and this is where the registration, refreshments and awards are located. Hot and cold food, as well as drinks are available here for both racers and spectators. Please arrive before 10:30 to register. If you are not interested in participating in the ski race, feel free to come on down and have a snack while you cheer on your friends and neighbours.

Anyone interested in finding out more about the ski races can call Birgit at 242-4860.