XC Ski - Lake O'Hara Fire Road - Sat, Dec 19 2009

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XC Ski - Lake O'Hara Fire Road (12/19/2009)

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED:Once you've reviewed the event details, and decided you'd like to join us, you MUST sign up at the bottom of this page.

You are STRONGLY encouraged to read this page in its entirety before signing up. If you'd like to attend, we ask that you abide by our rules and procedures as a time/cost saving process (with an end result of keeping membership free and lower cost events).

The Basics:
Event Type:Ski - Cross-Country
Event Location:Lake O'Hara, Yoho National Park
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Dec 19 2009  10:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: 7:30 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Dec 18 2009 6:00:00 PM
Event Duration:5 to 6 hours plus travel time
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Event Coordinator(s): Bruce F
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Member Cost:Voluntary Donation Only (See Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:12
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 5 (Log in to see who's signed up.)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Distance: 24km return
Height gain: 430m

This trail follows the access road to Lake O'Hara used by the shuttle buses in the summer. The trail climbs steadily up to the lake, where we'll have a chance to have lunch and maybe do a little exploring. The return run follows the same road downhill to the highway, making for a fun run. (Ref: Chic Scott's Ski Trails in the Canadian Rockies p. 141).

After the event, we will be heading straight back to Calgary.

Lake O'Hara Fire Road is classified as Class 1 (Simple) avalanche terrain. We do not need to bring avalanche beacons or other avalanche safety equipment.

Required Items to Bring:
- XC or light-touring skis, poles, and wax
- winter clothing (no cotton)
- a backpack with extra warm clothing
- plenty of water and food
- lunch
- $ for park entrance fees or a park pass
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
- personal first-aid kit
- headlamp or flashlight

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Take Hwy 1 West, past Lake Louise, to the Lake O'Hara parking lot which is approx 2.5kms west of the BC/Alberta border (you will see a sign to turn left off the highway). Drive across the railway tracks and turn into the parking lot. Drivers note: I will have my cell phone with me (Bruce: 403-837-2022).
Note: We will likely stop for a coffee/bathroom break in Lake Louise (Lagan's Bakery/Samson Mall) before continuing on to the event.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):400Km
Carpool Departure Time: 7:30 AM
Carpool Location:   Log in for location
Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
** Calgary Transit Info
Carpool Cost: Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $140.00 (calculated at total Km * $0.35, effective Friday, August 12, 2022). This is based on $0.16/Km for maintenance, plus current gas price divide by 9. Alternately your carpool driver may choose to split the maintenance cost plus the actual gas cost among all in the vehicle. Your carpool driver will confirm exactly how much money they require to cover costs. Please split the actual cost among all people in the vehicle.


Avalanche Consideration Due Diligence
Due diligence completed by Bruce F on Nov 30, 2009.
Terrain Classification: This event is rated Class 1 terrain by Parks Canada. Current avalanche conditions: Moderate above treeline. The event will be proceeding according to to COC avalanche safety policy . The coordinator will be contacting the Lake Louise Info Centre on the morning of the event for current avalanche information and modifying the route or event location if necessary. The location will be changed if the avalanche danger rating is High or Extreme.

Note: If the forecast is for extremely cold temperatures or heavy snow, the event will be either cancelled or re-scheduled.

- Details of this event are subject to undergo a change at any point in time, with or without warning.
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Cost & Payment:
Voluntary Donations:Although there is no cost for this event, please note that the club survives on voluntary donations. Please consider making a donation based on the value you feel you receive from the club. See our How You Can Help page for more information.
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Suggested donation amount for this event is: $2.00/Person.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance: