WinterFest in Fort St. James Will Win You Over
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It’s not every day someone heads to the middle of B.C. to experience Fort St. James and a ski hill with soul, aka, @MurrayRidge. But WinterFest is happening through February and that made us want to check it out, so SnowSeekers dispatched Smithers-based photographer Marty Clemens to learn what this festival is all about.
“A whole lot of soul,” is what I found when I first went to Murray Ridge and the community of the Fort. Every year they celebrate winter with a fun-for-all festival that includes curling and skijoring, which the Wall Street Journal describes as the “wildest winter sport you’ve never heard of.”
“I really like the view – you can see the lake country in the background – and because you can see from the top a 360-view showing you the vastness of the area,” says Clemens.
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