when: Jan 24, 2014 - Jan 25, 2014 at 8 a.m. 10 p.m. Fri., 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat.

where: Ferguson Ridge Ski Area, Joseph, Or

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

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the scoop:

Most of Portland Public Schools have a day off Monday, so if you’re looking for a road trip, head to Ferguson Ridge Ski Area to do a little skiing and check out the Eagle Cap Extreme Iditarod and Yukon Quest qualifier.  These 200, 100 and 62-mile races feature teams of 6-12 dogs, pulling sleds and mushers through the deep snow.  Kids have the opportunity to meet the dogs and mushers before and after the races at Vet Checks, then see them off at the starting line, as well as from other vantage points along the race course. Inside the Joseph Community Center, kids’ can take part in self-guided and planned events, while hearing about race updates and enjoying treats and hot beverages.

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