Tag Archives: Snowshoeing in Kamloops

The North Face Dirty Feet Snowshoe Fun Run & Walk #1 January 31st, 2016

Registration:

Registration is now open!! Click Here! Get entered to win a North Face Jacket! (approx $200 value) Register for this event by January 5th! The more snowshoe runs you register for by Jan 5th, 2016 increases your entries and your chance of winning!!

Event Details:                                                               

The Dirty Feet Snowshoe Fun Run will be a fun running and walking event for all ages.

This event will be held at Stake Lake and will consist of 2 distances – Approximately 5km and 10km in distance

Lots of prizes from our sponsors snacks and hot drinks for everybody, come on out and enjoy the day.

Snowshoe Fun Run and Walk Distances:

5km, 10km distances are available. Snowshoe Walkers are welcome and encouraged to register for the 5 km.

Shirt Options:

Don’t forget to purchase t-shirt when registering. Sizes and styles are limited. Available styles are shown below.

Sept #4 Shirts Logoed Web   Sun Peaks Shirts Logoed Web

Race Package Pick up: Race packages are available to pick up on Saturday January 30th from 4pm-6pm at Runners Sole. Out of town partipants can pick up there race packages at the start/finish at 9:30am. The Start area is not at the main parking lot please allow for 10 minutes to walk to the start area.

Getting There: If you need directions to Stake Lake Click Here.

Participant Check In:

Begins January 31st at 9:30am at Start/Finish

Snowshoe  Map and Elevation Profile:

Course will be similar to the 2015 course. Click here to see the 2015 Map and course profile the map and elevation profile.

The course should be finalized in the end of December as we should have enough snow.

Start Time:

5km and 10 km start at 10:30am

Entry Fees: Register on line or in person at Runners Sole in Kamloops.

Both the 5 km and 10 km fun run and walk early bird entry fee is $30 includes GST until January 25th. Entry does not include on line processing fee.

Registration price changes to $35 on  January 1st.

Registered racers will receive goodies from our sponsors and you will also all have access to the finish line food and a draw ticket for the awesome draw prize table!

Registration Deadline:

REGISTRATION is now open. Click Here! Registration closes January 29th (No Race Day Registration)

Jodi is originally from Montréal, Quebec but spent a few years in Northern New Brunswick after graduating from University. She moved to Kamloops in the Spring of 2010 with her family and works as an educational assistant. Her 7 and 8 year old keep her really busy as they love exploring the area and enjoying what Kamloops has to offer!

Around the Lake Snowshoeing Adventure

It’s no secret, our family LOVES snowshoeing and the conditions in Kamloops this season have so far been fantastic!

One beautiful bluebird day last week, our family drove out to Stake Lake, hopped on our snowshoes and made the 2.7 km trek around the Lake trail, operated by the Overlander Ski Club.

DSCN3173

We started right at the parking lot and began our trek around the lake in the clockwise direction.

One reason why we like this trail is because it is a loop and if one of our children have had it before reaching the halfway point, then we simply turn around and return to the parking lot.

DSCN3179

Not sure how long it took us, but it took us a lot longer than usual as our 5 year old had to check out just about every single beautiful hoar frost pattern on the bushes within her reach.

The kids also really enjoyed the drawings of animals on cross-country skis that we found on the trees.

DSCN3154

To get there from Kamloops, take exit 366 and follow Lac Le Jeune Road south about 22 km. Snowshoes can be rented from either the Overlander Ski Club or Runner’s Sole in Kamloops, BC. Make sure that your family is properly dressed for the conditions and prepared before heading out, with a backpack loaded with snacks, water, a first aid kit and a fully charged cell phone (there is cell phone coverage at Stake Lake).

The cost to snowshoe on the trails at Stake Lake is $4 per adult and free for children. Remember to ask for a map of the snowshoe trails at the ticket booth or check out the large map at the parking lot before you head out!

Don’t forget to take pictures!

DSCN3187

Jodi is originally from Montréal, Quebec but spent a few years in Northern New Brunswick after graduating from University. She moved to Kamloops in the Spring of 2010 with her family and works as an educational assistant. Her 7 and 8 year old keep her really busy as they love exploring the area and enjoying what Kamloops has to offer!

The North Face Dirty Feet Snowshoe Fun Run & Walk #4

Registration is now open. Click Here!

The Dirty Feet Snowshoe Fun Run will be a fun running and walking event. The event will be held at Sun Peaks and will consist of  2 distances – Approximately 5km and 10km in distance for all ages.

Lots of prizes, snacks and hot drinks for everybody, come on out and enjoy the day.

Registration – Registration will open Late November!

Snowshoe Fun Run and Walk Distances:

5km, 10km distances are available. Snowshoe Walkers are welcome and encouraged to register for 5 km.

Race Package Pick-up

Pick up your race package on Saturday February 28th at the North Face store from 1:30-3pm. If you are not staying up at Sun Peaks on Saturday you can pick up your race package on race day from 4:30pm

Shirt and Toque Options:

Dont’ forget to purchase a toque or t-shirt when registering. Sizes and styles are limited.

MensShirtFnB

Participant Check In:

Begins February 28th at 5:00pm at Start/Finish.

Need somwhere to stay?? – The Nancy Greene’s Cahilty Lodge will is offering a discounted rate for snowshoe run and walkers. Click here to link to the where to stay page for the discount codes!

Snowshoe  Map and Elevation Profile:

The course will be similar to the 2013 course. Here is a description and map of last years course. Course will be a 5 km loop on the snowshoe and cross country ski trails at Sun Peaks.  Click here to view the map.

Start Time:

5km and 10 km start at 5:00pm

Entry Fees:

5 km and 10 km fun run and walk early bird entry fee is $30 includes GST  until Feb 26th – entry does not include on line processing fee.

Registration changes to $35 starting on Feb 22nd includes GST – entry does not include on line processing fee.

Registration Deadline:

Register Now!! Click Here.

February 27th, 2015 at 6:00pm. (No Race Day Registration)

Jodi is originally from Montréal, Quebec but spent a few years in Northern New Brunswick after graduating from University. She moved to Kamloops in the Spring of 2010 with her family and works as an educational assistant. Her 7 and 8 year old keep her really busy as they love exploring the area and enjoying what Kamloops has to offer!

Snowshoe The Lake Trail at Stake Lake Nordic Centre

One of the easiest and low-cost winter activities that you can do with your family is snowshoeing. Snowshoes are relatively inexpensive and last for a few years – so you won’t be buying them everytime your child grows a new shoe size!

We are very lucky here in Kamloops to have access to so many wonderful places to try out this sport. One of these places is the Overlander Ski Club at the Stake Lake Nordic Centre. Our most recent visit took us out on the Lake Trail, a 2.7 km trail that gently meanders around the lake.

We started towards the lake from the parking lot and snowshoed in the counter clockwise direction. On this particular morning, my daughter and I were greeted to the presence of beautiful hoar frost found on the trees along the trail.

IMGP0259

The Lake Trail is well marked with signs and ribbons. 

IMGP0263

For the most part, it’s a relatively flat trail with a couple of spots Continue reading Snowshoe The Lake Trail at Stake Lake Nordic Centre

Jodi is originally from Montréal, Quebec but spent a few years in Northern New Brunswick after graduating from University. She moved to Kamloops in the Spring of 2010 with her family and works as an educational assistant. Her 7 and 8 year old keep her really busy as they love exploring the area and enjoying what Kamloops has to offer!