XC Skiing at Pipestone Loop(s) - Tue, Dec 27 2011

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XC Skiing at Pipestone Loop(s) (12/27/2011)

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).

Voluntary Donation Only (See Below)
The Basics:
Event Type:Ski - Cross-Country
Event Location: Near Lake Louise
Date(s) & Time:Tue, Dec 27 2011  11:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: 8:15 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Mon, Dec 26 2011 7:00:00 PM
Event Duration:4-5 hours excluding possible après-ski
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Gregory MacIvor
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Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, All Ages Welcome
Maximum Group Size:8
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 3 (Log in to see who's signed up.)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Distance : maximum of 20 kms
Elevation gain: about 350 m

First we will go to the Lake Louise Information Centre at the Samson Mall to check on trail conditions. Pipestone Loop: The terrain is gently rolling and trails occasionally follow open meadows or shorelines of small lakes. The starting elevation is about 1700 m. The plan is to begin with loop # 1 which is about 12.6 kms and then depending on the stamina of the group as well as how much daylight we have left, continue with loops # 2 & 3 to complete the 20 kms/more practice on turns and downhills.

For those of you who are not familiar with the Pipestone Trails, it is a very peaceful area quite close to Lake Louise and yet much quieter. It definitively deserves quality time to explore.

Please note the following:
- This event is geared towards semi-beginner to intermediate level skiers who are:

  • NOT absolute beginners (obviously)
  • Willing to stick to the group
  • Travel at a moderate pace
  • Willing to hold on to a 2-way radio if asked to
  • Be at the pre-determined rally points to avoid departure delays/worries
  • Comfortable in interpreting trail maps

- Only sign up if you have the ability to complete at least 12.6 kms (P1 loop) or that worth of skiing time. Otherwise, you will be suffering from a psychological state resulting from a situation that lacks motivation, or from enforced continuance of an uninteresting situation. :-)
- Depending on the carpool driver(s) and the consensus of each of the carpool group, some might be stopping for grub on the way back. Please refrain from signing up for this event if you need to be back early in Calgary.
- Bring your cheerful personality as the plan is to have FUN while enjoying those beautiful surroundings.

There is NO avalanche risk on the groomed sections of the Pipestone Loops network.

Important: This event is geared towards those who possess at least some cross-country skiing experience and would like to gain more confidence. This event could prove to be boring to Advanced skiers.

Required Items to Bring:
- X-C ski gear
- Lunch
- Water & hot drinks
- Skis, Poles, Boots, can be rented at U of C Outdoor Program Center
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
- Camera
- Personal First Aid Kit
- Sun Screen - Fun Spirit See our winter activity checklist

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Take 16 Avenue west (Hwy 1) to just past the Lake Louise turnoff. Turn right at "Pipestone trail head".
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):375Km
Carpool Departure Time: 8:15 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 $101.25 (calculated at total Km * $0.27, effective Friday, June 18, 2021). This is based on $0.15/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.


- 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.
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Suggested donation amount for this event is: $2.00/Person.

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