MONSON - Think snow for the cross-country ski trails at "A Fierce Chase" in Monson for Saturday February 21st. When owners John Chase and Susan Fierce Chase who have been nationally recognized as the leading cross-country ski area in the U.S.A. for their ecological operations, environmental education and natural resource conservation graciously host the first annual "Ski for P.E.T.S. Day".
If you haven't skied this 10 km site you are in for a treat. The trails are wide enough to accommodate both free-style and classic skiers. The long, gently winding runs and hills with gradual inclines, long runouts and wide corners accommodate both the novice and intermediate skiers. Glimpses of Borestone Mountain and Buck Hill can be seen as one sky through the winding woodland trails. In addition, there is a warming hut with restroom, changing area, wood stove, homemade soups, breads, and sweets; equipment rental; retails sales.
On February 21st between 12 noon and 1 p.m. Mary Lynch presently residing in Bar Harbor will demonstrate ski jouring and give a mini-workshop with Meg Stewart-Burden's Siberian dog sled team from "Tsali" Kennels in Somesville. Mary has done dogsled tours in Alaska and Wyoming. She is presently working to fine tune Meg's sled dogs for racing and adaptation into the children's program "Pulling Together". This program has kids ages 10-13 outside involved in positive activities while learning new skills.
Mary is graciously donating her time and sharing her passion for dogs on Saturday the 21st. There will be drawings for prizes throughout the day. Bring your skies or rent them and help P.E.T.S. raise monies to end needless overpopulation and euthanasia of companion animals.
P.E.T.S. is a non-profit all volunteer organization. Saturday, February 21st, 9am -2pm. $15 ski pass, www.afiercechase.com for additional info.