Date(s) - Jan. 19, 2014
Hosted by: Friends of Stowe Adaptive Sports
Contact: Pascale Savard
Phone: 802 253 9216
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The Stowe Tour de Snow is a family event designed to showcase the best of what Stowe has to offer in the winter. The idea is both simple and genius. On the 5.3 mile Stowe Recreation Path, families and friends ski, walk, snowshoe or run for the distance of their choice, and participate in fun-filled activities regrouped in one location in the Whisker\’s Field. Check out the Nordic terrain park, \”Learn to Ski and Snowshoe\” clinics, dunk tank, biathlon and laser rifle target shooting, hockey puck shooting, sled-pulling contest, slalom ski course competition, snow disc golf, environmentally friendly winter arts & crafts, food and drink and all the other games and contests on skis and snowshoes. The Stowe Tour de Snow finishes at the heart of Stowe Village, in the Helen day Art Center on Pond Street where participants are treated to more festivities, prizes, raffles, food and contests.
We\’re excited to welcome adaptive athletes again this year. We have a great rapport and enjoy working with NENSA Adaptive, Northeast Disabled Athletic Association (NDAA), and the Friends of Stowe Adaptive to provide a great event open people with physical impairments. We have 10 sit skis and other adaptive equipment available and we’ll gladly outfit you with the gear most appropriate for your personal type and ability level. Patrik Viljanen, Adaptive Program\’s Director of NENSA will be on hand with gear and staff. Patrick Standen of the NDAA will also be at the Tour, skiing and having some fun on his own Nordic sit ski. Feel free to invite friends and family! We also have 60 sets of nordic ski equipment for the kids (make sure to show in time to get your hands on that equipment).
The Stowe Recreation Path is fairly flat and and lends itself perfectly to adaptive Nordic skiers. The path is firmly groomed, and tracked. Dress for the weather, Nordic skiing is an endurance sport and we recommend wearing lots of layers. We will supply hand and toe warmers. In the event that the snow conditions are not ideal for sit skiers, or that the temperature are below -5 degrees Fahrenheit (-20 Celsius) the event will be canceled.
Most of the activities offered can be adapted. You are not compelled to participate in any of them but we sure welcome you to try them all. This event is a good opportunity to try new things!
At the end of the day, a chinese raffle and village celebrations will be held INSIDE at the Helen Day Art Center on Pond Street, downtown Stowe around 3:30p.m. This building is fully accessible and has an elevator. Please allow sufficient time if you wish to attend.