This woodsy, 350-foot-vertical slope sports beginner, intermediate, and advanced trails for seasoned pole-positioners and upstart ski bums. Wake up sleepy snow with near-parallel lines after one of Laurentian’s handy lessons, available for first-time skiers or snowboarders, preschoolers, and private parties. Rent necessary equipment onsite ($29 for a full-day complete rental package, with helmet for either skis or snowboards) to avoid hitting the slopes on slats stolen from your now-hazardous deck.
"A European Tour of Resonant Classics" introduces audiences to a musical spectrum of well-travelled European classical works. The evening spotlights compositions by Beethoven, Schumann, Grieg, Tchaikovsky, and Mendelssohn's lesser-known compositions for electric mandolin. Under the steady hand of lauded double bassist and music director Thomas Jones, the program's pieces sport renewed passports from Scotland, Norway, Spain, Russia, Switzerland, Germany, and France for a tuneful trip to what are known as classical music's capitals and The Muppets' next all-inclusive vacation.
Many daughters inherit looks or personality from their mothers; Jennifer inherited 25 siberian huskies. Since receiving a government small-business loan on her 20th birthday, the young entrepreneur has channelled her passion for her pups and sledding into MUSHERS Dog-Sled Tours. Made up primarily of siberian huskies, Jennifer’s teams whisk visitors away on handcrafted freight sleds during treks across more than 80 acres of woodland trails.
After a brief tutorial, visitors can hop onto preharnessed teams for short jaunts or learn how to harness and hook up their own teams. Excursions cross a variety of terrain, from nighttime trails lit by tiki torches to challenging trips that cross barren ponds, frozen rivers, and shark-infested puddles. Those seeking more of a physical challenge can take an overnight camping trip with the dogs, and school groups can enroll in three-day programs that combine hands-on activities such as dog sledding and snowshoe hikes. Once their trips come to an end, visitors can reward the dogs with a tasty treat and bowl of water, or meet one of the pups MUSHERS’ currently has up for adoption.