Build a Quinzhee with the Middlebury Area Land Trust
WHEN: Saturday, January 28 from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, and 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM (drop in whenever you’d like)
WHERE: Wright Park, park at end of Seymour St. Extension
WHO: This event is appropriate for families and people of all ages. Wear clothing for being outside in winter. There are no bathrooms on site. Please plan accordingly. BYO shovel.
REGISTER: Register here to stay informed of weather-related cancellation.
WHAT: Hey this is Simon here – Education Manager at MALT. I’ll be totally honest: I’ve never built a Quinzhee before. But it looks very cool, and I think we can work together to figure it out. In the morning, we’ll use shovels to build a massive dome of snow. After a break to warm up and allow the snow to settle and pack, we’ll carve the dome from the inside-out. When we’re finished, we’ll hopefully have a shelter that can fit four-to-six people inside at a time. At the very least, we’ll have stayed warm and made some great memories. BYO snow shovel and a mug for hot cocoa. Feel free to bring other snow sports equipment – Wright Park has some fantastic opportunities to play outside. We’ll have a fire going to keep warm, and we’ll have hot cocoa. Feel free to bring snacks and refreshments.
CANCELLATION POLICY: MALT operates programs outdoors in a variety of weather conditions. If weather conditions are hazardous (lightning, sustained winds >30m.p.h.), MALT may cancel the program. MALT will reach out to all registered folks to inform them about cancellations.