World snow day celebrated with an all-nighter

The Omineca Ski Club put together an overnight ski and camping expedition to the top of Spud Mountain.

The Omineca Ski Club put together an overnight ski and camping expedition to the top of Spud Mountain last week to mark World Snow Day.

The Omineca Ski Club put together an overnight ski and camping expedition to the top of Spud Mountain last week to mark World Snow Day.

The Omineca Ski Club put together an overnight ski and camping expedition to the top of Spud Mountain last week to mark World Snow Day, on Jan. 20, 2013.

The seven and a half km ski from the Omineca Ski Club trails to the summit of Spud involves over 1000 metres of up-hill skiing.

The fastest member of the Omineca crew made it to the top in one hour and 45 minutes.

A pair of snowmobiles were used to shuttle camping gear up and remained overnight for safety.

“It was a hit,” said Jeff Ragsdale who manned one of the sleds.  “The kids had a blast, and had a really good introduction to winter camping.” Despite the overnight temperatures dropping to minus seven, Ragsdale said that some of the kids reported being toasty warm through the night.