Thanks for a great Winter Fest and 2011/2012 season.  Please check back for info for the 2012/2013 season.

2013 Date TBA

Enjoy a great day of winter activity on Dakota Ridge. Profits from the event will be donated to the Dakota Ridge Jackrabbit Ski Program.

Activities Include:

  • Product Demos – Try out Snowshoes & Cross Country Skis
  • Cross-Country Ski Mini-Loppet (Race) Choose the 5 km or 10 km course. This is a recreational race- all skill levels welcome.
  • Snowshoe Race- 2.5 or 5 km course
  • Kid’s Ski Race
  • Clinics

Please note that registration is mandatory for this event.  Participation in demos and clinics is $5, to compete in the races is an additional $10.  Please REGISTER HERE.

Dakota Ridge Trail Fees are not included in your registration, please bring cash for your trail passes or get them ahead of time at our store in the Wilson Creek Plaza or any of the SCRD rec centres.

Maps of the XC Ski Race (1 lap is 5 km : 2 laps = 10 km) and Snowshoe Race (1 lap is 2.5 km 2 laps = 5 km) Kid’s XC Ski Race = .75 km.

Driving Information:

Parking at Dakota Ridge will be limited on Saturday.  Please carpool or take our shuttle if possible.  If you have never been to Dakota Ridge, please be advised that the road is a unpaved, snow covered logging road, and is limited to 4X4 vehicles only and drivers must carry chains.

Shuttle Information

We will have extra shuttle runs at discounted rates for folks to get to Dakota Ridge on Saturday.  Shuttle riders MUST reserve your seat ahead of time by phoning us at 604-885-8838.   Also, our shuttle will be departing from the SCRD office at the top of Field Road (not from the Wilson Creek plaza like usual).  There is ample parking there and allows our shuttle to make extra runs for Winter Fest.

Pricing:  For those registered for Winter Fest, the shuttle will be $16 + tax per person (roundtrip).  If you just want to take the shuttle and are not participating in Winter Fest, the rate will be $19 + tax.


Departing SCRD office on Field Rd (Northbound):  8:30 am, 10:00 am, 11:30 am

Departing Dakota Ridge (Southbound): 10:45am, 2:15 pm, 4:00 pm

For those attending from off the Sunshine Coast- please see our travel info page.


Schedule of events:

10:00 am- Registration Open- Demos Open

11:00 am – Ski race(s)- 5K & 10K racers will start together
12:00 pm – Clinic – Intro to Cross Country Skiing (Classic) – Must sign up
12:30 pm – Kids Ski Race
1:00 pm-  Clinic – Intro to Cross Country Skiing (Skate) – Must sign up
1:30 pm- Snowshoe race – 2.5K and 5K racers will start together
2:30 pm- Snowshoe mini tour
4:00 pm – Wrap up

Product Demos are available throughout the day- and available for short term use for anyone registered for the event or a race.


Official Partners for Winterfest: