WOLFEBORO —The Annual Progressive XC Ski Dinner will be held on Saturday, February 22 on the Abenaki XC Ski Loop Trail at Abenaki Ski Area at 6:30 p.m.
Participants will strap on skis, snowshoes or good winter boots and progress out on to the candle-lit 4 Kilometer XC Ski Loop starting at Abenaki Ski Area. Skiers and hikers will stop at bonfires along the 4K trail and be treated to a multi-course Italian dinner served at various stations along the way. Appetizers and a small warming fire will greet participants at the first table, followed by an Italian main course at the second station a kilometer or two down the trail, followed by the dessert station in Pikes Pasture, complete with s'mores, ice cream sandwiches, cookies, cocoa, coffee and more.
Local restaurants, café's, caterers and chefs contribute their expertise to provide a the meal served under the stars. Participating restaurants in the past have included Garwood's, Wolfeboro Inn, Downtown Market Café, Welcome Home Personal Chef Service, The Wolfetrap, Harvest Market and Hunter's Shop and Save. The event is sponsored by Wolfeboro Parks and Recreation and Wolfeboro Lions Club all to raise funds for the Friends of Abenaki.
A headlamp, warm layers, and appropriate winter gear are encouraged. The event is limited to 125 participants. All skiers/hikers must have a ticket that is available to purchase for $15 for adults and $10 for youth. Tickets can be purchased in advance online at the Abenaki website: wolfeboronh.us/Abenaki or by stopping by our office at the Pop Whalen Arena. More information call 569-5639.