The purpose of Ullr is to pay homage to Ullr, and to encourage him to bless our area with abundant snow. Hosted by Great River Outfitters, Path of Life Garden and Paradise Sports.

In Norse mythology Ullr (pronounced Oool-er) was the Winter God. He was the son of Sif and the stepson of Thor, the “God of Thunder.” Ullr loved the cold, snow, and delighted in traveling over the country on his skis or skates. He also delighted in the chase, and pursued his game through the Northern Forests.


So, this time of year we hail Ullr hoping he will bring us a little snow (okay A LOT of snow). By what the forecasters are saying, it looks as if Ullr will be making his presence on 28 Jan 2012 this year. And to celebrate Ullr, Great River Outfitters, Path of Life Garden and Paradise Sports is hosting several events the most fun one of all is the Parade. If you want to see some crazy outfits then you need to be at Great River Outfitters on Saturday, January 28th! From 1:00pm to 6:00pm


Activates on 28 Jan 2012


Time                               Event                                Location


1:00pm to 1:15pm           Crowning of the Ullr             Path of Life Garden (Drift Wood Band)

                                       King and Queen


1:15pm to 6:00pm           Bonfire                                Path of Life Garden (Drift Wood Band)


1:00pm to 4:00pm           Sleigh Rides                        On our Winter Trails


1:15pm to 3:00pm           Drum Circle                        Path of Life Garden (Tipis)


3:00pm to 4:00pm           Viking Costume Parade       Harpoon ( Beer Garden)


4:00pm to 5:30pm           Free Time                            Walk About


5:30pm to 6:00pm           Costume Ceremony              Path of Life Garden (Drift Wood Band)



The Judging of the ULLR Viking Costumes


There are 5 categories of winners:

  1. Most Original
  2. Sexiest
  3. Funniest
  4. Best Overall 
  5. Scariest

Each participant picks a category they will be evaluated and scored in.


All participant and costume are evaluated and scored in each category and totaled up at the end. The highest score in each category will win a prize.   


Costumes evaluation: 
a. Makeup & Hair (1 - 5 pts)
b. Costume Appearance (1 – 5 pts)
c. Use of Accessories (1 - 5 pts)
d. Footwear (1 - 5 pts)
e. Person is in Character at Party (1 - 5 pts.)
f. Costume link to party theme (1 - 5 pts)
g. Creativity (1 - 5 pts) (store bought 1 or 2 points) 






Crowning of the Ullr King and Queen.  The spectators and participants usually vote on email up to the day of the event. 


1.  Names of Kings and Queens can be added to the list by email to CThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


2.  Vote on the list of names by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for ULLR King and Queen.


3.  Kings and Queens on the list Must Know they are on the list and Must be in attendance the day of the event Great River Outfitters takes all the vote to Paradise Sports and they tally them up there saving the results for the event. The King and Queen hold the title until the next ULLR.  







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When:  28 January 2012 from 1:00pm - 6:00pm

Where:  Great River Outfitters & The Path of Life Garden 36 Park Road Windsor, VT 05089

Cost:  Free to all spectators and participants

How:  Call Great River Outfitters at 802-674-9933 / 802-345-8248




New Years Snowshoe Party -

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Ring in the New Year with us Snowshoeing to a Bonfire.  This is a Guided snowshoe hike thru the Path of Life Garden and the sounding woods and fields.  We will work our way back to a Bonfire with Tipi's, for hot chocolate, Apple Cider and Smores. We provide all the equipment you need - snowshoes, poles, headlamps and basic snowshoe instruction.  All you need to bring are some warm clothes, gloves and a hat. Feel free to bring your own bottle of wine and we'll do the rest!

When:  31 December 2011 9:00pm to 1:00am   

Where:  Great River Outfitters in Windsor,  VT

Cost:  $ 30.00 per person, Min of 5 people  Max of 25

*Reservations Required call 802-674-9933* / 802-345-8248



 Dog Sledding Birthday Party -

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 How many kids get to have Dog Sledding at their birthday party?

We offer birthday parties with a sled dog theme! Birthday parties take place in the path of life garden in Windsor, VT, at our tipi camping area located right next to the 25’ drift wood band. The Dog Sledding birthday party covers: The care of sled dogs, nutrition requirements of sled dogs, training sled dogs, equipment used in the sport of mushing.  Kids will also learn how to harness a dog, bootie a dog, and will get an opportunity to feed and water the dogs. Last, but not least, each person will have a 30 min dog sled ride with an entire team.

This program is appropriate for children over the age of five and is offered December through April. Cost is $ 250.00 for up to 12 children and each child thereafter is $50.00. There is no charge for 4 adult chaperones or parents.

Birthday parties are primarily held at the Path of Life Garden and the woods and fields that are next to our shop. Parties last approximately 3 hours and are held entirely outdoors. Please dress for the weather the day of your party.

*Reservations Required call 802-674-9933* / 802-345-8248


Guided winter extreme adventure

Adventure Winter Backpacking Camp-     

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This is a fully guided 3 Days and 2 Nights backpacking winter camp. It focuses on those skills essential to enjoying the wilderness safely. This is an instructional course to prepare you for further exploration on your own. 1 day of classroom instruction and 2 days in the winter wilderness camping over night. The course covers: backpacking, footwear, outdoor clothing, trip planning, cooking, survival kits, first aid kits, basic map and compass, cold wet and hot weather injuries, personal protection, camp site selection and preparation and leave no trace camping techniques. This rewarding and Comprehensive overview will challenge you and provide you with the essential tools necessary so you may explore and enjoy the wilderness experience safety.

Each Backpacker will receive 1-backpack 4- water bottles, 9-meals, 1-cook stove, 1-compass, 1-map, 1-headlamp, 1-first aid kit, 1-survival kit, 1-sleeping pad, 1-tent, 1-sleeping bag, 1-bottle of water purification tablets and 1-tube of sunscreen.

Adventure Winter Backpacking Camp

We supply what you need, you bring your appetite for adventure.         

$300.00 per person     

5 person min

10 person max

*Reservations call 802-674-9933*



Adventure Winter SURVIVAL Camp-

This is a fully guided 3 Days and 2 Nights Winter Survival course, which will provide the knowledge and skills required to live through a short term emergency situation. It takes much more than the knowledge and skills to build shelters, get food, make fires, and travel without the aid of standard navigational devices to live successfully through a survival situation. A key ingredient in any survival situation is the mental attitude of the individual (s) involved. Having survival skills is important; having the will to survive is essential.

Emphasis is on understanding physical and mental needs and how to meet them in an emergency situation. Topics include anticipation and preparation, survival judgment factors, I’m Lost now what (S.U.R.V.I.V.A.L.) Fire, Shelters, Water Procurement, Food Procurement, Signaling Techniques, Cold and Hot Weather Personal Protection, Survival Planning and Survival Kits, Field Expedient Direction Finding, Weapons, Tools, Equipment and Recovery.


Adventure SURVIVAL Camp

$300.00 per person

5 person min

10 person max

*Reservations call 802-674-9933*

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  • The Ullr event and bonfire is free to all spectators and participants.
    • At the Bonfire and Tipi's you can enjoy a selection of local cheeses, fresh bread, salami, hot chocolate, Apple Cider and S’mores. All you need to bring are some warm winter clothes, gloves and a hat. Feel free to bring your own bottle of wine and we'll do the rest!
    • Drum circle for people interested in jamming with others, bring your drum If you can't bring a drum - don't worry; we will be supplying instruments to those that need.
    • Viking Costume Parade. Dress in your best Viking or Halloween costume and win a prize. Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th place constants.  
    • If you are coming up last minute and need some last minute lodging accommodations and looking for some good discounts, call Great River Outfitters at 802-674-9933
    • It's Easy to Find us.  We are located 1 mile south of Exit 9 on I-91 in Windsor, Vermont. From Exit 9, take Route 5 south for 1 mile.  We are on the left next to the Harpoon Brewery, Path of Life Sculpture Garden and Paradise Sports.