Monday, March 14, 2016

Callaghan Skiing Off Leash

Cross country skiing off leash
Now for a fun post: I cannot believe we haven't been to Callaghan Valley's Olympic Nordic center (close to Whistler) before! We are super lucky because they have a cross country skiing area that allows off leash dogs (isn't that the best idea?) and Whiskey ran her little pants off.

Nordic Callaghan site
Everyone, their dogs, and even disabled skiing here
I've never tried cross country before, but it didn't take too long to get the hang of things and I only fell twice going down some steeper sections. Thankfully, we didn't need to worry about a dog on leash this first time (there are on-leash trails as well) because I still don't have a clear idea of how to stop!

Beautiful backgrounds and fresh snow on the ground

Whiskey loved running and for once we weren't super slow

Ears flying like wings

It looked like there were loads of locals out with their pups and lots of kids having fun. Whiskey loved zooming around the groomed trails and she spent most of her time trying to get us to throw snowballs (she even fetches them too). Her speed is just insane going up and down the runs, I think next time we need to bring some Vizsla friends!

Chasing snowballs

Checking out some larger snowballs

The off leash section is large enough that it's not too boring and it wasn't very busy for such a beautiful day. We brought booties and a jacket for Whiskey but didn't need to bother with them and she spent the rest of the day sleeping...success!!!

Bombing down the slopes

What a playday!
Too bad it's not the cheapest activity (helps if you own your own skis) but I will be back for sure! I just wish our local hills would allow dogs too.

bye until our next adventure