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The North Face Dirty Feet Snowshoe Fun ‘Night Run’ & Walk #2


Registration is now open. Click Here to Register.

Event Details:    This will be a saturday night run this year starting near the skating rink with the rest of the long weekend festivities also nice and close to the lodge to warm up afterwards. Awards and draw prizes will be inside at Happy Valley Day Lodge!! Bring your headlamp!

Lots of time to ski and snowshoe for the long weekend!!                        The Dirty Feet Snowshoe ‘Night’ Fun Run will be a fun running and walking event for all ages.

This event will be held at Big White Ski Resort 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 resort.

Snowshoe Fun Run and Walk Distances:

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

Race Package Pick-up:

This will be at Big White in the Village Centre Mall/ Clock Tower – main building – outside of Ski Dazzle ski shop which is inside the mall. Pick up on Saturday Feb 6th from 1pm-2pm. If you are coming up to Big White later then pick up you race package at the start area at 4:30pm near the Happy Valley lodge and skating rink.

Where to Stay!

Big White is offering some great rates to stay up at the mountain for the snowshoe participants and volunteers – Come out for the weekend and enjoy some skiing too. Click here for the details on where to stay.

Getting There: Click here for more information on how to get to Big White Ski Resort. Big White Ski Resort is 56 km (35 mi) South East of Kelowna. Click here for more info on Big White.

Participant Check In:

Begins February 7th at 5:00pm at Start/Finish

Snowshoe  Map and Elevation Profile:

Course Map is now available online. Click here to see.

Snowshoe Video

Here’s a preview of the trails at Big White. Click here for video.

Start Time:

5km and 10 km start at 5:30pm

Entry Fees:

5 km and 10 km fun run and walk early bird entry fee is $30 includes GST until Feb 1st. Entry does not include on line processing fee.

Registration price changes to $35 on February 2nd.

Registered racers will receive a reusable bag from one of our sponsors, a Probar energy bar, a magazine from our sponsors and discount coupons from our sponsors. You will also all have access to the finish line food and a draw ticket for the draw prize table.

Registration Deadline:

Registration is now open. Click here to register. (No Race Day Registration.)


Tumbleweed Toys: Elf on the Shelf!

Tumbleweed Toys in Kamloops bring you Elf on the Shelf!

Last Christmas season I really enjoyed seeing the extremely creative shots of little elven creatures popping up in my friends’ Facebook feeds.  What a delight those little elven antics must have brought to the many little children whom they greeted!

Check some of them out…


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Winter Outings: Been There Done That

The Been There Done That Squad recently answered their favourite winter outings.  There are lots of good ideas in here!!


Well I’d like to say that going sledding is the favourite activity and it probably is, except for the fact that no matter how many layers I put on, I am always freezing.  But the kids have a blast and the smiles on their faces and the deep laughter  you can hear as they zoom down the hill is worth it so I will take one for the team! Too bad there’s not much for snow this year!


Our favorite winter activity these days is at Paul Lake Provincial Park!  We park at the top gate, and bring our sled (usually snow up there!) and our little guy sleds down to the lake.  We like to have a picnic down at the lake. He is pretty good about hiking back up, with a little bit of pulling on the sled from Dad.


This year we took the boys to Harper Mountain for some tubing, and it was a hit with K! He is now old enough that he can do the whole “loop” himself. We all went together a few times, with someone helping R, but K was really independent and loved it. He has been asking when we can go back. Another winter outing that I want to get back to is cross-country skiing. We haven’t been yet with the boys, but I started when I was only 4, so I figure now would be a great time to start them. And financially, it’s so much cheaper than downhill! With Stake Lake so close, and nearby schools we can venture to, it’s an easy outing – of course, some snow would help!!
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