Even in subzero temperatures, Moose Mountain had a warm disposition last Friday as it welcomed the public to its annual Candle-lit Ski. With Valentine’s Day the day prior and Family Day Monday just around the corner, this was a perfect opportunity to spend quality time with loved ones in a fun and original way. People were encouraged to meet at the trailhead in Little Kenosee at 7pm where they were greeted with hot chocolate and hotdogs to roast around the fire. After a brief meet and greet, everyone hit the freshly groomed trails that were adorned with hundreds of glowing lanterns. These twinkling lights provided visibility in an otherwise dark environment and offered a magical ambiance. Although it was so cold that my camera gear didn’t work - I was unfazed while gliding through this winter wonderland.
Moose Mountain is one of Saskatchewan’s oldest provincial parks and offers tons of family-friendly adventures year round. With an abundance of birch trees and a hilly terrain the park opens its arms to outdoor enthusiasts. I was lucky enough to stay at the Kenosee Inn located right inside the park, which has a very wood-cabin aesthetic that was in theme with my “apres-ski” experience. I can only imagine the wonder that the park offers in all seasons. I guess I’m going to have to return!
You can read more about Moose Mountain provincial park and book accommodations at https://www.tourismsaskatchewan.com/provincialpark/1011/moose-mountain-provincial-park#sort=relevancy