The annual Day on the Slocan Rail Trail event is set for February 2. The family-friendly ski event takes place from noon to 2 p.m.

Check out the rail trail on Groundhog Day

The annual winter Day on the Slocan Valley Rail Trail event sponsored by the Slocan Valley Heritage Trail Society takes place February 2.

The annual winter Day on the Slocan Valley Rail Trail event sponsored by the Slocan Valley Heritage Trail Society will be taking place on Groundhog Day, Sunday, February 2 from noon to 2 p.m.

This year the event will begin and end at the Winlaw Station of the Slocan Valley Rail Trail, located on Winlaw Bridge Road. Perhaps Punxsutawney Phil will even make an appearance and let rail trail users know if there will be six more weeks of skiing!

Families are invited and encouraged to come and go out for a ski in the direction of their choice.

Both directions run along sections of the scenic Slocan River. When skiers return to the Winlaw Station, there will be a warm bonfire waiting as well as hot chocolate and hot dogs available for a minimal donation to the society.

The Slocan Valley Heritage Trail Society has been offering these winter events for several years as a way for trail users to connect, perhaps ski a new section of the Slocan Valley Rail Trail and catch up on the latest rail trail news.

As well, they’ll be offering memberships to any who wish to support the society, which has been managing the rail trail for the past 10 years.

To get to the event take Highway 6 in the Slocan Valley and follow the signs to the Winlaw trailhead.

For more information phone 1-888-683-SVRT, visit slocanvalleyrailtrail.ca or join the group on Facebook.

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