Mark Thursday Jan. 18th 7:00 PM Chuck Mobley Theatre on your calendar for the presentation “Journey North” by a modern day explorer John Dunn . This will be John’s 4th time presenting in Quesnel. John’s new show brings together the series of paddling, hiking and ski journeys he has made through Canada from south to north. Over the course of 400 days of wilderness expeditions he has covered almost every step of the way from Tofino to Ellesmere Island. Advance tickets are $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for children and students, available at Rocky Peak Adventure Gear and Hallis Lake Lodge. Tickets at the door will be $15.00. The last presentation with Chris & Heather Hartridge was almost sold out so get your tickets early so as not to be disappointed.
Biathlete Ryan Elden qualifies for the World Juniors in Estonia. Ryan, a member of Cariboo Ski Touring Club, has done very well with his career in biathlon since starting the sport with our club many years ago. He will be competing with the best in the world in the World Juniors. Ryan’s goal is to someday compete in the Olympics and with his determination, skill and drive he will get there. His training and competition costs are very high and his coach at Whistler has set up a “Go Fund Me” page so anyone wanting to help out with his expenses can do so. The club will also be taking donations at the Feb. 9th Social at the lodge for Ryan.
Free guided ski tours running every Wednesday. There is nothing so magical as skiing under the moon. Meet at 7pm at Hallis Lake Lodge. The rental shop is open, arrive early to rent skis and or a headlamp if you need them. This will be a 5km ski appropriate for all levels except someone who has never been on skis.
Adult Ski Lessons are ongoing in January and February, information here.
Snowshoe Tours on January 14 (Lakeside Trail), January 21 (Big Foot Trail), and January 28 (Wally’s Way). The snowshoe tours will be suitable for all levels and are a good way to learn the trails. Snowshoes are available for rent in the rental shop. Meet at 11:00 AM at the Hallis Lake Lodge.
The Hallis Lake Loppet is coming up soon on Saturday January 27. This is a classic ski event for everyone, all ages and levels. Its not about winning, it is about participating and rewarding yourself with a delicious lunch from Bliss afterwards. More information here.
The Hallis Lake Lodge & Rental Shop is open 7 days a week, 10-4 on weekends, 12-6 weekdays, and open late till 9 PM on Wednesdays. Classic and skate ski rentals are available for all sizes. Learn more.