Sledding: A Sure Thing
I took the boys north last weekend to visit my Dad and do a little skiing at the Kanc Rec Ski Area. It’s a local’s place. It has a rope tow, a few trails and some jumps. But they also have snow making, grooming and night skiing. It’s the type of family atmosphere that prompted us to buy a season’s pass at $75 for an out of town family of four. On weekends and holidays they shut the rope tow down from 12:00 to 12:30 for lunch. Lunch is $1 and they offer three specials….
#1 – hotdog, chips, drink
#2 – chips, hotdog, drink
#3 – drink, chips, hotdog
The Kanc is as close to Cheers as you can get; everybody knows your name and they’re usually glad you came.
This particular weekend was the “Kanc-athon” fundraiser. Registrants ski, snowboard, or sled as many runs as they can in two hours. Volunteers count runs by bib number and prizes are awarded at the end. Our youngest registered as a skier. Our oldest took a look at the field of participants and registered as a sledder. He likes a sure thing and with no other sledders he secured first place. And even though it was a guarantee he still logged a whopping 66 runs. Imagine if he had some competition!
There were 50 participants and 75 prizes. First, second, and third in each category won a prize and the rest were given out as a raffle. Our sledder won a sled appropriately and a sports themed puzzle. Our skier scored a pair of goggles nicer than any I’ve ever owned. After a look at those prizes, I’ll be signing up next year. You can’t win if you don’t play, but just to be sure, I’ll register as a sledder!