Some of the costumed participants in this year’s Wells International Gourmet Ski.

Some of the costumed participants in this year’s Wells International Gourmet Ski.

Wells International Gourmet Ski attracts 90 participants

The Wells International Gourmet Ski ran in perfect winter weather in Wells last Saturday.

  • Feb. 25, 2016 11:00 a.m.

The Wells International Gourmet Ski ran in perfect winter weather in Wells last Saturday.

Sunshine and warm temperatures combined with crisp trails and excellent cooking.

Almost 90 participants took part in the event from 12 cities and travelled from Cranbrook, Vancouver, Taylor, Prince George, Hazelton, Armstrong, Quesnel, Williams Lake and 100 Mile House.

The annual, limited-entry event includes skiing across the meadows and Cornish Mountain trail network in Wells, while visiting food stations serving international cuisine.

In addition, there is an opportunity to ski to additional “booty baskets” for the adventuresome skier.

Participants of all ages came from the age of one to 71.

The gourmet ski began behind the Bear’s Paw Cafe in Wells and ended at the Jack O Clubs General Store where skiers were rewarded with prizes for best costume as groups and individuals, and for a variety of other fun categories.

After the gourmet ski, participants had an opportunity to book a congratulatory dinner at the Bear’s Paw Care before heading to the Sunset Theatre for a Mountain Film Festival consisting of a variety of short films with outdoor adventure and mountain culture themes.

The Wells International Gourmet ski is held during the third weekend of February annually.

The event is run completely by volunteers and raises funds for maintenance of the Wells and Area trail system.

Registration at www.wellsbarkervilletrails.com begins each December.

For more information contact the Wells and Area Trails Society at wellstrails@gmail.com or call 1-866-994-2345.