Ski Day at Sunshine Village - Sat, Jan 30 2010

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Ski Day at Sunshine Village (1/30/2010)

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 - Downhill
Event Location:Sunshine Village
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jan 30 2010  9:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: 7:30 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Jan 29 2010 7:00:00 PM
Event Duration:7.5 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:9
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 6 (Log in to see who's signed up.)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Note: WHEN YOU REGISTER, PLEASE PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IN THE "NOTES" SECTION: Are you willing to drive, and if so, how many people plus equipment can you take including yourself.

This trip is primarily intended for skiers who are confident at skiing blue runs and are not afraid of venturing onto single black diamonds. Individuals with similar skiing abilities will be organized into groups before we leave Calgary and will car-pool together (and hopefully ski together as well - though not mandatory). On arriving at the Sunshine Village parking lot, purchase your lift ticket (adults: $75.95; seniors: $61.67) and then meet in front of the entrance to the gondola. From there we will take the gondola up to the main village and ski until 4:30 PM. Those who wish to get together as a group for lunch can meet at the Mad Trapper's Saloon (Located between the Day Lodge and Strawberry lift) at around 12:30 PM. At 4:30 PM, we will all meet in front of the Day Lodge and then proceed down the "Ski Out" to the parking lot. We will finish the day off by either stopping off in Banff for something to eat, or continuing straight through to Calgary.

Please note that this event is carpool only, therefore no one will be permitted to meet at the event.

Required Items to Bring:
- $ for park entrance fees or a park pass
- $ for ski ticket
- ski equipment or $ for rentals
- a ski bag for your skis
- suitable clothing
- lunch (or $ for lunch)
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
- ski helmet
- Sunshine/Marmot Ski Card, if you have one

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Take Hwy 1 to the Sunshine Village exit. Follow the access road all the way to the gondola parking lot. Purchase your ticket and then meet in front of the entrance to the Gondola. Drivers note: I will have my cell phone with me (Bruce: 403-837-2022).
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):270Km
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 $94.50 (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.


Winter Safety Considerations
Entered by Bruce F on Dec 24, 2009
Terrain Classification: This event is exempted from avalanche planning because it is a Downhill Ski Event (at a Downhill Ski Resort). No out-of-bounds or off-piste skiing is permitted for this event.
Note that COC event coordinators are volunteers and are not trained guides. All participants are responsible for assessing the current road conditions, current weather conditions, current trail conditions and current avalanche conditions for the trip.

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.
- Notice any errors or problems in the information on this page? Please notify our Content Editor(s), Wendy W and Lynda H., at

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: