Free Family Fun Day skis onto Bull Mountain Jan. 10

The Williams Lake Cross Country Ski Club is holding its annual Family Fun Day this year on Sunday, Jan. 10 at Bull Mountain.

The Williams Lake Cross Country Ski Club is holding its annual Family Fun Day this year on Sunday, Jan. 10 from 12 to 3 p.m. at Bull Mountain.

Skiers of all abilities are invited to try free cross-country ski lessons with volunteer instructors from the club.

This is your chance to learn how to stride and glide and how to safely get up and down the hills.

There is no charge to use the trails on Family Fun Day, just come to the warming hut to sign in.

This event is being sponsored by Caribou Ski Source for Sports and Barking Spider Bike Shop.

Caribou Ski will be providing free demo no-wax skis, poles and boots.

Skiers who have their own gear are encouraged to use their own skis.

Remember to dress in warm layers so that both cold weather and overheating can be accommodated.

To get there:

The Bull Mountain facility is located about 16 kilometres north of Williams Lake on Highway 97.

Watch for the Bull Mountain Ski Area signs on Highway 97 right at the turnoff to the ski hill.

The turnoff is approximately 4.5 kilometres north of the Wildwood gas station and 4.5 kilometres south of the Deep Creek gas station.

At the signs, turn west off Highway 97 onto Bull Mountain Road.

Main parking lot is 1.1 kilometres from the highway.

Bull Mountain Road is well maintained by our hired road maintenance contractor, but be prepared for winter driving conditions with packed snow on moderate grades.

To discover more about this wonderful facility, please check out the Williams Lake Cross Country Ski Club at www.bullmountain.ca. Do a little snow dance and come join the WLCCSC at Family Fun Day at Bull Mountain on Jan. 10.

Kirsty Gartshore is an organizer for Family Fun Day and the Williams Lake Cross Country Ski Club’s communications director.