5-day Cross-Country Ski Program in Central Yukon, Canada
* In 2014-2015 we will not run this program: please check again.
* This tour is designed for an average cross-country skier but participants need to be in good physical condition. Participants
should be able to ski for several hours daily at an easy pace, have a sense of adventure and be prepared for cold weather and
nights spent in an winter Tent with a wood stove.
* The overnight trip into the 30 km long Lobo Lake is guided by Doug Hannah and Yasmine. Doug is an seasoned outdoors' man
with over 25 years experience guiding ski tours and dog sled tours into Canada's wilderness. Your personal items will be loaded on
a pulka (small sled) and pulled by one of our huskies. The day trips off our Farm can be guided or self-guided according to your
preference and level of comfort.
* Participants need to drive to Faro, where the program starts. In Whitehorse, several agencies offer rental vehicles. The drive is
380 km long and takes about 5 hours in the winter. It is a very scenic drive and the road is well maintained but we recommend that
guests drive during daylight hours and take their time.
Trip description :
Day 1: For non-resident guests: arrival in Whitehorse, car rental, night in Whitehorse. In case of an early arrival in Whitehorse,
participants may choose to drive to Faro the same day.
Day 2: Drive to Lynx Track Farm, 15km outside the Town of Faro. Explore part of our ski trails in the Pelly River valley. Dinner at
the Farm, night at the Wall Tent guest cabin.
Day 3: Ski on our groomed trails in the Valley and on the back channels of the frozen Pelly river (about 20 km). Meals at the Farm,
night at the Wall Tent guest cabin.
Day 4: Drive to the Lobo Lake trail head (about 1 hour) and ski to our camp on the Lake (about 25 km). Night and meals at our tent
Day 5: Ski on spectacular Lobo Lake (options from 15 to 25 km). Night and meals at our tent camp
Day 6: Ski out. Drive back to Faro. Dinner and night at a B&B in Faro or -if on a tight schedule- drive back to Whitehorse.
Day 7: Drive back to Whitehorse, return rental vehicle.
Price p/p: 720.00 can$
Schedule: our program can be run most every week upon request - with guest arriving in Faro on a Saturday- starting Saturday
February 4th, 2012 until the end of March 2012.
Included: 2 experienced guides, dogs and pulkas, all meals upon arrival in Faro, accommodation at the Farm (Wall Tent Cabin)
and at the Lobo Lake wilderness camp, including clean sleeping bags.
Not included: skis, footwear and clothing. Accommodation and meals in Whitehorse and in Faro the last night before the return
to Whitehorse, transportation from and to Whitehorse.
For directions to Lynx Track Farm from Faro please check the "Getting Here" link.