The winter blues settle in when people get sick of staying indoors, watching the same reruns, and knitting tiny mittens for their house centipedes. Get back to nature and out of that teeming lair of insects with today’s Groupon for winter adventures from Pure Life Adventures in Ladysmith. Choose from the following options:
- For $17, you get a two-hour interpretive snowshoe adventure (up to a $35 value). Snowshoe adventures include snowshoe rental and run twice daily at the following times:<p>
- 10 a.m.–12 p.m.
1 p.m.–3 p.m.<p>
For $69, you get a full-day winter-survival adventure for two (up to a $230 value). Winter-survival adventures include snowshoe rental and run from 9 a.m.–4 p.m.<p>
- For $115, you get an overnight winter-camping adventure for two (up to a $380 value). Participants must have taken Pure Life Adventure’s winter-survival adventure or have equivalent experience. Overnight winter camping adventures are suitable for ages 13 and up and run from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. the following day.<p>
Pure Life Adventures’ experienced guides leads outdoor enthusiasts of all ages and abilities through wintery adventures designed to educate and entertain. A two-hour snowshoe adventure kicks off with a history lesson about snowshoes and an instructional session about their usage. Once the essentials have been elucidated, an interpretive hike helmed by a savvy guide grants groups of up to 15 winter wanderers four sitcoms-worth of al fresco exercise. The full-day winter-survival adventure covers the fundamentals for existing in chilly climates, including combating heat loss, constructing a camp, administering first aid, and identifying and evading poisonous snowmen. Snowshoeing and lunch punctuate the day’s proceedings and give hard-working minds a rest from information-packed lessons.
Alternatively, tandem survivalists can partake in an overnight winter camping adventure as a means of flexing existent element-defying muscles and stockpiling an arsenal of new know-how. Groups of up to eight delineate their turf by constructing snowy camps. Activities such as snowshoeing add recreation to the day, and cooking and fire building seminars ensure the creation of flawlessly caramelized snowballs. Pure Life Adventures supplies participants with lunch, dinner, and breakfast, and outfits guests with sleeping equipment if necessary. Should nippy temperatures overtake extremities during any of the adventures, an on-site heated cottage serves as a balmy retreat for those looking to thaw out or hide from the next Y2K.
Pure Life Adventures
A fifth-generation Pontiac resident, Pure Life Adventures’ owner, Ray Breztloff, stays loyal to his homestead, leading outdoor excursions among the untouched natural surroundings of the Pontiac region and Ottawa Valley. Breztloff and his team of guides train in topics such as canoe instruction, swift-water rescue, and Leave No Trace camping, in which humans depart each campsite as if only a bear had built a fire there. Whether teaching courses or leading expeditions, they help their charges safely enjoy the wilderness with activities such as map-and-compass navigation courses, canoeing trips, and summertime dogsled rides. To make the most of long winters, explorers can strap on snowshoes and trek through the frozen woods or hone their outdoor-survival skills by knitting pine needles into tents on camping trips.
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