This year the annual Winter Day on the Trail will be taking place on the Slocan Valley Rail Trail takes place on Family Day, Monday, February 12th from noon to 3 p.m. The crew from the Slocan Valley Heritage Trail Society (SVHTS)will be partnering this year with Slocan Valley Recreation to offer a fun-filled afternoon. The event will again be setting up at the Winlaw Station and Trailhead. Like last year we will be hosting the very popular ski waxing demo (even the newest skis can benefit). For a $15 donation they may even wax your skis! But come early, to make sure your skis get done.
Slocan Valley Recreation will be offering skis for kids and snowshoes for adults to use, should you not have them and want to be part of the Trail experience. There will be individual and group lessons being offered that might make your skiing experience even better. Both in classic and skate skiing! If conditions allow, a track may be set up around the Winlaw School field for some fun races and games.
Of course, everyone is invited to come out and explore the Rail Trail and see what winter has to offer this year. The swans have been seen all along the Slocan River and you might find a few hanging around. There’ll be a bonfire going and refreshments and hearty meals will be being sold by trail supporters from Winlaw School. It’ll be a great time to catch up on what’s been happening on the Rail Trail – a new website has been launched and this past summer saw paving of the Greenway Project taking place in the South Slocan to Crescent Valley segment of the Trail .
The Winlaw Trailhead can be reached from Highway 6 in the Slocan Valley. Watch for the large directional signs located on the highway. If requiring more information you can contact the SVHTS at 1-888-683-SVRT, or Slocan Valley rec at 250-226-0008. We can be found on Facebook or on our new website www.slocanvalleyrailtrail.ca