XC Ski - Great Divide Trail - Sat, Dec 5 2009

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XC Ski - Great Divide Trail (12/5/2009)

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 Louise
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Dec 5 2009  10:30 AM  (Carpool Departure: 8:00 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Dec 5 2009 7:45:00 AM
Event Duration:3-4 hours plus travel and dinner time
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
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:15
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 4 (Log in to see who's signed up.)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Distance 20km
Height gain: 30m

The Great Divide trail is actually a snow-covered highway (old 1A Hwy). It is relatively flat and usually trackset, making it an excellent place for novice skiers to practice or for expert skiers to train. The snow comes early here and the road requires only 20-30 cm to be skiable. At the Great Divide's trailhead, there are toilets, picnic tables, and shelters. A dogsled operation runs on its own track for the first 2 km., so bring your camera!.

After the event, we will be stopping in Banff for dinner.

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:Follow the TransCanada (Hwy #1) west towards Lake Louise and take the Lake Louise exit. Follow the signs to the Chateau Lake Louise hotel. You will now be on Lake Louise Drive, which climbs from the lower town site of Lake Louise towards the Chateau. After several kilometres, the road takes a sharp turn to the left to make its final climb up to the Chateau. At this point, proceed straight ahead and park in the ploughed lot. It's just past Moraine Lake Road on the right. 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):320Km
Carpool Departure Time: 8:00 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 $112.00 (calculated at total Km * $0.35, effective Monday, October 3, 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 exempted from avalanche planning because it is a groomed x-c ski route.

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: