Capering Caped Crusaders

Every child want to fly and a host of superheroes got to try their hands at it, flying down the trail of Hallis Lake.

Hallis Lake had more super heroes than the Justice League last Friday.

Cross country skiers from five to 12 gathered at Hallis Lake to have fun during their Pro-D day.

Participants created their own cape during the craft hour, then donned the cape and took to the trails to race and vanquish a variety of nemeses.

Tania Gruene, one of the organizers of the event, was happy with the turnout and especially with the sun, which came out to play and make the event warm for all the small skiers.

The Superhero Camp included ski lessons before lunch and crafts after, finishing the day off with games on skis.

The caped crusaders started their afternoon with a relay for puzzle pieces, which they put together to reveal a sampling of super heroes and super villains.

The heroes next split into age groups and took on villains, hitting balloons with villains’ names written on them as they slalomed down hill. The kids ended by chasing the same balloon-villians and popping them to put an end to the tyranny of the air–filled nemeses.

Gruene is also running a camp for young skiers who find themselves with spare time over spring break. Children age 5-12 are welcome to the Hallis Lake Olympics, Mar. 18-20, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Contact Gruene at or 250-991-6906 for information.