Hope Valley to host free snowshoe demo
Hope Valley Outdoor Center will host a free snowshoe demo from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on January 8, 2005. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, Winter Trails intends to attract children and adults new to winter sports, specifically snowshoeing, in a pressure-free environment. It is part of the national public awareness campaign Winter Feels Good developed to promote the health, fitness and social benefits of snow sports.Snowshoeing is one of the best aerobic activities a person can do. An average-sized adult can burn up to 500 calories per hour snowshoeing, depending on the pace and intensity of movement.The event begins at 9:30 a.m. and will include free snowshoe demos for all ages, adult and child friendly games, music and raffles. Hope Valley Outdoor Center is located about 1/2 mile east of Sorensens Resort, on Highway 88.The schedule of events is as follows: 9:30 a.m. Registration Opens. Receive envelope with coupons & event instructions 10 a.m. Booths open Snowshoes demo and instruction available with equipment reps 11 a.m. Softball game begins 1 p.m. Childrens Limbo (adults are welcome) Croquet will be set up, and available 3 p.m. Raffle prizes will be announced with live music.No pre-registration is necessary for participants, and there is unlimited space available. Participants are advised to dress warmly and wear waterproof footwear.For more details about this event, contact Hope Valley by phone at 530-694-2266, or visit their web site at http://www.hopevalleyoutdoors.com. For more information about Winter Trails and the Winter Feels Good public awareness campaign, visit the Web site http://www.wintertrails.org.