Snow finally arrived in the Caribou Hills Dec. 1, with 6-8 inches covering the area and improving the chances of more events being added to the area’s wintertime calendar.
As of press time, the Caribou Hills Cabin Hoppers snowmachine club was planning three major events this winter: the annual WOW fundraising ride Feb 25; a Military Appreciation Day, March 3-5 or 10-12; and a Family Fun Day, March 18. All events will be centered around Freddie’s Roadhouse, which is now open year ’round. The roadhouse is located 16 miles down Oilwell Road, which can be accessed off the Sterling Highway in Ninilchik. The roadhouse posts frequent snow condition updates on its Facebook page and can be reached at 567-7530.
Club president Kathy Lopeman said more events could be added to the calendar if Mother Nature cooperates.
“We’re kind of waiting on the snow,” said an optimistic Lopeman, who said she was looking out at a thick blanket of fresh, fluffy snow outside her Caribou Hills home. “We would like to have a fun run, too.”
Most of Southcentral and the Interior were hit with a snowstorm on Dec. 1, with snow totals ranging from a couple inches in low-lying areas to more than a foot or more in the mountains.
The 13th annual WOW (Way Out Women) Ride is a fundraiser for cancer patients on the Kenai Peninsula. Information can be found on the event’s Facebook page or by contacting Lopeman at email@example.com or (907) 398-4853. Registration packets can also be found at givingheals.org.
The club will be holding monthly board meetings throughout the winter at Mykel’s Restaurant in Soldotna. Meetings are Jan. 10, Jan. 31, Feb. 28 and April 4 (board election). Updates on club events can be found on the Cabin Hoppers’ Facebook page or on the group’s website, akchch.org.