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Winter Extravaganza set for Jan. 26 at Whitetail Ridge

Photo: Youth and parents/staff from the Fort McCoy School Age Services and Middle School/Teen program spend part of the youth's winter break enjoying activities at the Whitetail Ridge Ski Area snowtubing slopes. (Photo by Rob Schuette)
Youth and parents/staff from the Fort McCoy School Age Services and Middle School/Teen program spend part of the youth's winter break enjoying activities at the Whitetail Ridge Ski Area snowtubing slopes. (Photo by Rob Schuette)

      The Fort McCoy 2008 Winter Extravaganza will be held from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Whitetail Ridge Ski Area. The winter activities are open to members of the Fort McCoy community and to the public.

      Activities will begin at 9 a.m. with registration for the "Polar Run" fun run/walk at the Whitetail Ridge Chalet. The event will begin at 9:30 a.m., with a $10 entry fee.

      The Chalet will host a pancake breakfast from 10-11:30 a.m., with food and beverages for sale.

      At 10 a.m., the winter recreation events begin with the opening of the snow-tubing hill. Food and beverages are available for purchase during this event.

      Free Snowboard lessons  will be offered from noon-12:45 p.m. Anyone trying snowboarding for the first time is encouraged to take lessons. An obstacle course will test participants' snow savvy and agility skills from 1:15-2 p.m.

Photo: Winter enthusiasts also took advantage of the abundance of snow at the facility to enjoy skiing and snowboarding activities at Whitetail Ridge. (Photo by Rob Schuette)
Winter enthusiasts also took advantage of the abundance of snow at the facility to enjoy skiing and snowboarding activities at Whitetail Ridge. (Photo by Rob Schuette)

      A Snowboard Trick Demonstration presentation will follow from 2:30-3:15 p.m.

      The Big Air Competition from 3:30-4 p.m. and Slalom Races from 4:15-5 p.m. will round-out the day's activities.

      The Winter Extravaganza is sponsored by the Fort McCoy Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR), CenturyTel, Cranberry Country Lodge, Pizza Hut, Monroe County Publishers, TCI, Xcel Energy, Super 8 Motel, Farmers and Merchants Bank, Carmex and Hotfingers. No federal endorsement is implied.

      People wishing to attend the event are advised to use Gate 19, which is located off of State Highway 21 (near Gate 5, the Sparta Gate) and to follow the signs.

      More information about the event is available at the Fort McCoy MWR Web site http://www.mccoymwr.com by clicking on Whitetail Ridge Ski Area or MWR events or by calling the toll-free MWR Events Line at (877) 864-4969.

 

 

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