Check out the WinterPeg project, as they bring a mobile cross-country ski and snowshoe library to a park near you!
It’s not too late to get out of the house and enjoy some winter fun. Over the last month, the WinterPeg project has been breaking trails and bringing a free mobile ski library to parks across Winnipeg. The project is bringing winter fun to communities across town by building ski, snowshoe and walking trails. Everyone is welcome to swing by and try out a pair of skis; check out the calendar to see where they are heading next.
Since early February, WinterPeg has been developing a network of skiing and walking trails within the city. With the help of Peg City’s trucks, the Mobile Ski Library has visited over 30 locations!
The idea is simple, and it’s fun. “Our goal is that there is something within walking distance and something special in every neighbourhood,” said Anders Swanson (CBC Manitoba, inteview). With a variety of sizes available, all you have to do is show up and you’ll be spending the afternoon zipping around with your friends. For those looking for a little more friction and stability, they also carry a selection of snowshoes, or you can grab a fresh cup of coffee and enjoy a refreshing walk around the loop!
This coming weekend they will be heading to the Minto Loop trail. Take a look at the ski library calendar here.
The WinterPeg project was developed by our partners at the Winnipeg Trails Association. The folks at WTA work year-round to help folks, walk, bike, wheelchair, and now ski through public spaces within their community. But a mobile ski library needs serious wheels; that’s where we come in! Our half-tonne trucks come equipped with a trailer hitch for light-duty hauling, making it easy to move from park to park and then just park when the fun is done.
So while we are happy to facilitate the heavy lifting, we hope you’ll join the fun by walking, biking, busing out to the trails this weekend! See you there!