white-rabbit-snowshoe-race-startThe 9th Annual White Rabbit Snowshoe Race at Crystal Mountain Resort in West Kelowna is scheduled for Saturday, January 25.

The snowshoe race is a fun family event that features both 5 km and 10 km races for men and women, and a 5-km event for boy and girls. The adventurous can compete in the Mad Trapper snowshoe obstacle race while spectators will enjoy the bonfire cookout and taffy on the snow.

white-rabbit-snowshoe-race-womenThe first part of the trail features flat to rolling terrain as it winds its way away from Crystal Mountain Resort towards Last Mountain. After crossing some open meadows, the trail meets up with the junction of the Last Mountain trail where it turns back toward the resort. Passing behind the top of the double chair lift on the snowshoe trail, the course begins its descent dropping approximately 190 metres. The trail, with alternating gentle and steeper sections, makes its way through a dense evergreen forest.

Beautiful pewter snowshoe medals are awarded to the top three finishers in each category and door prizes, donated by local merchants.

Activities begin at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday with the start of the 10 km race.

white-rabbit-snowshoe-race-crystalThe race is hosted by Selah Outdoor Explorations which has been in business since 1996 working with school, youth and university groups from all over the Okanagan Valley, British Columbia and overseas. The group offers outdoor and environmental learning to young people and adults, building on their motto “Selah” which means stop and consider.

These Best of the Okanagan businesses are sponsors of the race:

For race details see:

www.sites.google.com/site/selahoutdoorexplorations

Photos by Kirstin Wakal

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