Another snowshoe trip to Sasquatch Mountain=another bluebird day!!! For the second year in a row students were treated to beautiful sunny conditions as they traversed their way on snowshoe trails at Sasquatch. In the morning students rode the green chair up the mountain and then participated in a guided snowshoe trek along the newly cut snowshoe trail. At times the trail was narrow, sometimes it meandered up and down the mountain, and even though the snow was a little slushy at times resulting in some slips and falls, the overwhelming sentiment was smiles and laughter. After lunchtime the students had free rein to experience the Sasquatch snow tube track where head to head races abounded as students challenged their tubing skills and bravery while flying down the mountain. In the end a great day on the mountain with lots of memories! Outdoor Education students (and anyone else who wants to) leave a 100 word response below.
21 thoughts on “Snowshoe/tubing-Sasquatch Mountain March 8, 2022”
On this trip we went to Sasquatch mountain and rode the lift up to our snowshoe path where we stumbled down the mountain and slid as well as falling into tree wells, it was a great workout and a fun one too. I had never been snowshoeing so this experience taught me and I experienced it with my friends.
What kind of things did you learn?
We were at school by 7 in the morning. I was tired. I mean, on usual school days, I’m not even up until 7:30. But nonetheless, I was exited. When we got there and started on the trail, I quickly learned that the easiest way to not trip on your own snowshoes was to spread your legs out as you walked. After a few slips, slides, and falls, I remembered something- the snowshoes have spikes on the bottom. It was kind of a “duh” moment, but from then on, every time I went to slide, I knew how to stop or slow myself down immediately. Then, we went on to do tubing. My friends and I got wayyy competitive on racing each other, choosing who would go down first, when we would spin, and telling each other to lift our butts off the ground to go faster. It was super fun. I don’t think that I would have done anything differently or wanted anything to have happened differently, since I had so much fun!
A good lesson learnt about the snowshoes and I’m glad you had fun on this adventure!
It was my first time snowshoeing and it was a wonderful experience. Me and my friends had a great time and lots of laughs were shared. We also had tons of fun going tubing and we had races to see who could go the farthest.
Was there anything you learnt during the experience and/or anything you might change for next time?
The snowshoeing trip was beautiful, one of the few things I hadn’t really tought of to much was forms of hiking. Not only did this trip help me realize the fact I want to travel, but, it showed me it’s relatively simple. Me and one of my friends were up ahead with the tour guides sliding down hills on purpose for fun, if i knew it wasn’t going to be as cold as it was i would have maybe worn a tiny bit less. The snow tubing was fun, me and friends rode down the hill with speed as we had fun.
Interesting that the trip elicited a desire to travel. Any idea on where you want to go to?
The snowshoe/tubing trip was so much fun and I really enjoyed it! Snowshoeing all morning was one of the coolest and prettiest moments of my life because we got to see lots of amazing snowy views. I thought it was so cool that we went off the real trail and were snowshoeing in the mountain because it wasn’t always easy, but you had motivation that it would get easier and you would see another incredible view! The tubing was fun, but for me it got a little bit repetitive because we would do the same run over and over. I enjoyed tubing attached to other people’s tubes but near the end I started to get tired of doing the same thing again and again. Overall, it was a really fun experience and I will never forget how pretty the views were.
I agree with you. A bluebird day on the mountain is really special and gives you a good appreciation of this wonderful province that we call home!
For me this trip was a stroll down memory lane. I remember when I was like 11 or 12 my dad took me and my sister snowshoeing and tubing. I hadn’t gone in a while and it was nice to be back on the mountain. I learnt a few mountain safety tips from this trip which I did not know before. I also learnt that I actually quite enjoy snowshoeing. Personally I think I could’ve kept to the schedule a bit better since I was late on a few things. I’d probably bring a battery pack next time since my phone did almost end up dying. Overall it was great to be back on the mountain and I had tons of fun.
That is awesome to hear that you had some nostalgia on this trip and that you rediscovered a love for this sport!
The snowshoeing and tubing trip was so awesome. It was my first time tubing and snowshoeing, which made this trip a memorable experience. I learned a lot of snowshoeing techniques. I never knew that snowshoeing was challenging but at the same time insanely fun. We had a few accidents down the way, however that added to the learning experience. Afterwards, we headed to go tubing. Personally, I thought that the tubing was the best part. It was very exciting to race down the lanes, especially with friends. I enjoyed this trip a lot, and I would definitely do this again!
I am always excited when someone tries something for the first time through the program. I’m glad you enjoyed your day on the mountain and I hope you try this sport again in the future!
On this trip, I learned about different ways to snowshoe and tube. It was an amazing lesson and very fun, especially learning how to slide. What I learned about myself was that I am very precise with where I step when snow shoeing. I was always plan out my steps so that I wouldn’t be in anyones way and so that I could slide the fastest. Personally, I just wish that we had more time tubing rather than snow showing because tubing is α lot easier and it’s more fun. If I went another time, I would make sure to wear and extra pare of pants and socks because they were soaking wet when we were on the bus. Overall, I had lots of fun and I would definitely do it another time!
Good lessons learnt-however, sometimes the extra work leads to a better reward like the gorgeous views!
On this snowshoeing and tubing trip, I learned what a snowshoe was. I have never been the type of person to participate in any type of snow/winter sport, so this was a completely new experience for me. During the trip, I also learned (the hard way, and after Mr. Rahe told us at the top of the mountain) that it it always better to start off cold. This will definitely be helpful for next time because it got very hot and unbearable at certain points. I learned that I liked snowshoeing, something that I barely knew existed! I wish I hadn’t worn as many layers because I was very warm while we were walking and it was annoying having to carry my jacket around with me. Next time I will certainly start cold. This was a great trip and I had lots of fun!
I love it when someone tries something for the first time through the program. Sounds like you had a good takeaway that you can apply to other outdoor adventures!
The trip was pretty epic if I do say so myself. It was quite difficult walking around in the snowshoes at first, I could barely go two steps without tripping or stepping on my snowshoes, though I eventually got the hang of it. The tubing was great, we had many races, and we obviously won. Overall I really enjoyed the trip, it was a really fun experience and something I would jump at the chance to do again.
Sounds like a positive experience-I’m glad! Anything you might change for next time or lessons you took away?
The snowshoeing and tubing trip was a lot of fun. It was my first time Snowshoeing and I am happy I tried something new. It was difficult going up the hills and wearing the snowshoes and I really enjoyed tubing with fiends. Next time I would wear less layers cause I got hot in all my gear.
Thank you Mr. Rahe for organizing this trip.