The 10th annual Ridge Ramble Cross Country Ski Race will be on Saturday, January 29th. Races start at 1 PM, and the emphasis on having a fun time, where the prize for all finishers is chocolate. The adult course takes skiers on a 5.5 km loop from the golf course and onto the ski trails in the woods. There have been as many as 50 people entered in this fun event in past years. If you are interested in checking the course out, just head to the golf course parking lot, walk your skis down the hill to the tee boxes on the number one fairway, and ski along the groomed trails. There are many different loops you can ski, ranging in distance from 1.5 km to 6.5 km, so follow the signs for the one that best suits you.
There is also a kids? event in the Ridge Ramble Cross Country Ski Race. Those aged 7 and under and 8 to 10 ski a 1.5 km loop. Kids aged 11 to 14 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 $5.
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 held. Hot and cold food, as well as drinks are available here for both racers and spectators. Participants should arrive before 12:30 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.