March 2009 SaskSecrets

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Spring Still a Great Time for Snow-Based Activities in Saskatchewan

March 20 may mark the first official day of spring, but in Saskatchewan there is still plenty of opportunity to get out and enjoy the snow.

Cross-country skiing is a great activity to continue well into April in many parts of the province. This is especially true in central and northern Saskatchewan in the boreal forest, where often the snow sticks around much longer than it does on the southern prairies. Provincial parks such as Duck Mountain, Moose Mountain, Greenwater Lake, the Battlefords, Good Spirit Lake and Lac La Ronge are good choices for cross-country skiers.

Sowmobiling in SaskatchewanThis is also the case for snowmobiling. Spring is a great time to get out on many of Saskatchewan’s 10,000km of trails. Often temperatures are pleasant and there’s more daylight, so you can start earlier and sled later in the sunshine. 

Dog sledding in SaskatchewanDog sledding is also a great option during the spring months. Northern operators are often able to offer dog sled trips until the beginning of April. Sundogs Excursions will even continue their dog sled season after the snow is gone, by hooking their dogs up to a four-wheeled cart. So, there’s still plenty of time to take that exciting, once-in-a-lifetime adventure behind a team of sled dogs through Saskatchewan’s beautiful boreal forest.

For more information about snow-based sports in Saskatchewan click here. To check out the snow conditions in the Nipawin area (east central Saskatchewan), click here.