Ohana Ski-O

Join us for a little winter fun at Ohana!

When: Saturday, February 9, 2019

Start times for skis 10am-1pm
Start times for snowshoes and fat bikes 2-3pm

Where: Ohana Family Camp, 341 Quinibeck Road, Post Mills, VT 05058

This event is entirely outdoors – come prepared!

Food will be available at the event.

Who: Anyone interested in an adventurous and unique cross-country skiing experience. Snowshoes and fat bikes welcome just a bit later in the day.

What: What is orienteering? Orienteering (sometimes just called O) is a combination of a treasure hunt and an adventure. Also known as the “thinking sport,” participants use a map and compass to locate preplaced control flags spread out among the woods. In Ski-O the controls are located right on the trails with locations marked on your map. The goal is to find them.

The Ohana Ski-O will be run in what is known as Score-O. Each control has a point value and the participant has an hour to gather as many points as possible before returning to the finish area. This is the easiest format to learn with. If you leave some take a rest and go back to to find what was missed in the first go. Orienteering is sometimes a competitive event (there is a World Cup, National and World Championships, etc.) but our Ohana event is just to have fun and get involved…but feel free to brag amongst yourselves. Go out as individuals, in teams, as a family, club, or however makes you most comfortable.

Never tried this before? No problem. We will have experienced orienteers to teach you the basics.

Cost for Entry: $5.00 + one non-perishable food item; Family fee max: $15 + one non-perishable food item; World Champions ski for free.

Day of race registration. 

Your entry fee will include everything you need to enjoy the course (map, instructions, help as needed) and when you finish, you will receive one raffle ticket to our drawing.

Ski-O Drawing Grand Prize: An all-inclusive stay for a family of 4 to Ohana’s Memorial Day Weekend Family Camp

For more information, please email Kevin Brooker.

Learn more about ski orienteering.