Skiing at Sunshine Village (All Levels) - Sun, Jan 23 2011

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Skiing at Sunshine Village (All Levels) (1/23/2011)

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 Ski Resort, Banff
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Jan 23 2011  9:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: 7:00 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Jan 22 2011 7:00:00 PM
Event Duration:7.5 hours plus driving time
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Bruce F
Shelley R
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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: 12 (Log in to see who's signed up.)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Itinerary:

Please note carpool location! Thanks!

This trip is intended for all levels of skiers and boarders. We'll do one or two warmup runs together, and then break off into similar-ability groups for the rest of the day. We'll meet as a group for lunch and at the end of the day.

Note: Beginner / novice skiers and boarders must be capable of:
* executing controlled (snowplow) turns and stops on gentle slopes without instruction
* skiing / boarding in control at all times
* using chairlifts without assistance

  • We will be leaving the carpool at 7:00 a.m. to arrive at the top of the Gondola by 9:00 a.m. Please arrive a few minutes early so we can arrange carpooling and depart on time.
  • The group will meet up for lunch around 11:30 a.m. at a location agreed upon by everyone - you are welcome to bring your own lunch or buy something on the hill.
  • We'll re-group at the Creek Side Pub /Cafe at the gondola base between 4:00 and 4:30 pm, with carpools leaving for Calgary at 4:30 pm.
  • Because this is a group event, those who cannot wait for everyone to ride the gondola together, meet for lunch, or re-group at 4:30 PM, are asked to sign up for another event please.
  • At the time of posting, day ticket cost: about $80; Basic rental package: $40 payable at the resort

  • Please note that skiing/snowboarding activities have inherent risks involved, and that rental packages now include helmets. Check to find the terrain most suitable for you: http://skibanff.com/the_mountain/terrain.php

    If you would like to drive: please indicate how many people including gear you can take in your car, as well as what type of vehicle you will be driving in the notes section.

    Required Items to Bring:
    - water
    - lunch or $ for lunch and carpool costs
    - $ for lift ticket
    - $ for rentals(if applicable)
    - Suitable clothing
    - $ for park pass or a park pass
    Recommended Items to Bring:
    Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
    - Your own skis/snowboard
    - Camera
    - Hand / toe warmers

    How to Get There:
    Event Directions:Take the TransCanada west to the Sunshine turnoff, it's about 4kms west of the Banff turnoff. Exit to the right and continue up to the resort parking lot. We'll meet as a group outside the main doors to the restaurant (to the right of the gondola as you face it), under the clock.
    Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):274Km
    Carpool Departure Time: 7:00 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 $87.68 (calculated at total Km * $0.32, effective Wednesday, December 1, 2021). 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.

    Notes:


    Winter Safety Considerations
    Entered by Shelley on January 13, 2011
    Terrain Classification: This event is exempted from avalanche planning because the event will be held at a Ski Resort with NO out-of-bounds skiing.

    Note: 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.
    - 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 content@calgaryoutdoorclub.com.

    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.
     
    Voluntary Donation:What is this?)
    Suggested donation amount for this event is: $2.00/Person.

    Cancellation/Partial Attendance: