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On Our Radar: Celebrate the winter solstice with a moonlight snowshoe

Proceeds from the event will go toward school ski programs at Otway
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Imagine walking on a snowy trail under the moonlight and then cosying up to a warm fire and a couple of drinks in a lodge.

That’s what’s in store for Otway’s Moonlight Snowshoe.

Otway is hosting a guided snowshoe on Dec. 22 to celebrate the winter solstice and the beginning of the holidays.

There will be a variety of guided tours available, led by Caledonia Nordic Ski Club volunteers, to accommodate different ability levels.

You can sign up ahead of time for easy, intermediate or difficult level routes. If you don’t have your own snowshoes, don’t worry because rentals will be available on a first-serve basis.

Afterward, you can warm up by the fire at the gravel pit with s’mores and hot chocolate. There will even be Baileys available for anyone who needs a little extra warming!

Participants are then invited to finish the night in the lodge, enjoy a drink (or two, or three) with friends. Hot soup and snacks will be served in the lodge for free and beer, wine and cider will also be available for $5 each.

All proceeds from the event will go toward school ski programs.

The snowshoe will begin at 6 p.m. at Otway (8141 Otway Rd.), but you should arrive earlier to sign in, find your group leaders and put on your equipment. You must be over 19 to participate.

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Hanna Petersen

About the Author: Hanna Petersen

Born and raised in Prince George, Hanna Petersen is a graduate of UNBC. She then abandoned her hometown for the East Coast, graduating with a bachelor of journalism from the University of King's College in the process.
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