Ribbon Creek Novice-Intermediate XC Ski (Slower Paced) - Fri, Mar 25 2011

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Ribbon Creek Novice-Intermediate XC Ski (Slower Paced) (3/25/2011)

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 - Cross-Country
Event Location:Kananaskis Area
Date(s) & Time:Fri, Mar 25 2011  11:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: 9:30 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Mar 24 2011 8:00:00 PM
Event Duration:4 hours skiing
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): David Meisner
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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


We will set out on the track-set Ribbon Creek ski trail and go as far as the avalanche warning signs which will be our lunch/turn-around point. This trail is a gradual uphill and gentle & fun return. Half-way back we can decide if we want to take an extra side trip through Link & Kovach, depending upon time.

This trip is best suited to confident novice / intermediate skiers, or easy-going (slow and patient!) advanced skiers. Skiers should be proficient at navigating by the trail signs, and comfortable regulating their speed / steering by snowplowing on moderate hills. If there is a large difference in speed amongst the skiers, we may break up into different speed groups.

Required Items to Bring:
Cross-country ski gear
Layers of warm clothing
Water/warm beverages, lunch and snacks
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
Hand / toe warmers
Daypack to carry your stuff

How to Get There:
Event Directions:From Hwy 1, turn south on Hwy 40 to the Nakiska and Kananaskis Village turnoff. Turn west on the paved road signed for Kananaskis Village and Ribbon Creek. Immediately cross a bridge over Kananaskis River. At 0.8 km turn left. At 1 km turn right. Pass the youth hostel, then a covered picnic shelter, both on the right. At 1.6 km reach Ribbon Creek Day Use Area trailhead parking lot. Continue to the far west end.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):180Km
Carpool Departure Time: 9:30 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 $63.00 (calculated at total Km * $0.35, effective Monday, June 5, 2023). 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 Margaret Meisner on March 22, 2011
Terrain Classification: This event is exempted from avalanche planning because the event will be held on groomed XC ski trails. In the event that an avalanche advisory is issued for the area during our event, the event will either be relocated to an unaffected trail system, or cancelled.

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: