Full Moon Birkie

Full Moon BirkieCross Country Ski under the light of the moon! #fullmoonbirkie

Date: January or February, 2023

Place: Waskahegan Staging Area, Cooking Lake-Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area

Time: 6:00 – 10:00 p.m.

  • Sign in desk open: 6:00 p.m.
  • Skiing begins: 6:30 p.m.

Cost: $10 per person, all funds go directly back into hot chocolate and snacks!!

Your registration includes:

  • 2 to 12 km ski tour
  • Patrollers and sweep
  • Hot chocolate and snacks
  • A backup Moonlight Experience if snow conditions are inadequate for skiing: A 4 km moonlight ‘looped walk’, utilizing the first loop of the ski trails at Waskahegan, starting near the shelter.

Remember to bring:
1) Headlamp with an extra battery
2) Classic-style skis, ski boots and poles
3) Extra set of warm clothes to change into
4) Spirit for adventure
5) Appropriate outerwear and footwear for weather; please make sure to bring suitable footwear and ice grippers if conditions are icy.

Please note:

  • Register online in advance or on site (cash only) at the event.
  • Participants MUST sign in and sign out just outside the shelter at the Waskahegan Staging Area
  • All participants must partake with at least one other person; use the buddy system by travelling with one or more people. 
  • Dress for the weather in layers
  • Cover all exposed skin to prevent frostbite
  • If you are concerned about cold hands, you can use hand warmers. Please do not litter when you are finished with the warmers.
  • Everyone must return to the shelter at the Waskahegan Staging Area by 10 p.m. at the latest
  • If the conditions are too cold or unsafe, we will email you that the event is cancelled.
  • The ski goes from Waskahegan Staging Area to Meadow Shelter, which is a round trip of 12 km. Skiers who would like a shorter trip can turn around at any time, but must stay with a buddy.
  • There will be patrollers along the route including a sweep at the end of the event.
  • There are no refunds and registrations are non-transferable.

Age Limits

Children 2 – 7 years old are not recommended. If they register, they must be registered with and accompanied by an adult guardian.
Children 8 – 11 years of age must be registered with and accompanied by an adult guardian.
Ages 12 to 100 must ski along trails with at least one other person.