Sourdough Rendezvous was its usual joyous and hilarious time with ice sculptures, flour packing, ax throwing (travellers coming all the way from Germany just to compete!), chain saw chucking and other zany events like “The Hairy Leg Contest” for ladies.
Here is peek of some of the events and the spectacular ice sculptures.
Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous has its historic roots in people coming together once the light began to come back upon the land. At February end, travel became easier, and everyone was suffering from “Cabin Fever”….that being isolated in a little log cabin in the middle of the wilderness for most of the winter. Feb end would arrive, everyone would harness their dogs, or strap on their snowshoes and come into Whitehorse for some badly needed social interaction. Since those early days, it has become a more formal and recognized event, and I have to say, all of the guests at Hidden Valley sure enjoyed being here to experience it!
Here are a few more images of the ice sculptures and festivities.
The 98 Hotel is a central focal point of the festivities. It is the oldest most historic pub in Whitehorse.
Your host, Eva Stehelin.