Cascade Fire Road - Sun, Jan 3 2016

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Cascade Fire Road (1/3/2016)

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:Banff National Park
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Jan 3 2016  10:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: 9:00 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Jan 2 2016 9:00:00 PM
Event Duration:4 hours (plus travel time)
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Bruce F
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Member Cost:Voluntary Donation Only (See Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:12
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 6 (Log in to see who's signed up.)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Total Distance: 20km
Elevation Gain: 180m
Pace: Relaxed

This event is for strong beginner to intermediate skiers who can "ideally" maintain an average pace of 5km/hr. The plan is to ski a maximum of 2 hours out, have lunch, and then return the way we came. From the trailhead at Lake Minnewanka we will follow the Cascade Fire Road, which is double trackset, towards Stony Creek. On the way out, the road climbs slightly (elevation gain 180m).

Ref: Chic Scott's Ski Trails in the Canadian Rockies, 1st Edition, Trip 116, p. 43.

Please Note: if you are looking for a fast paced event or are in a rush to get back to Calgary, this is not the event for you.

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.
- sunglasses or ski goggles
- personal first-aid kit
- headlamp or flashlight

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Drive on the Trans-Canada Highway West to Banff. Take the Lake Minnewanka exit and follow the road to the Lake Minnewanka day-use parking lot.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):250Km
Carpool Departure Time: 9:00 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 $87.50 (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.

If the forecast calls for extremely cold temperatures or heavy snow, the event will be either cancelled or re-scheduled.

Winter Safety Considerations
Entered by Bruce F on Dec 07, 2015.
Terrain Classification: This event is exempted from avalanche planning because it is on groomed cross-country ski trails.

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.

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

Cancellation/Partial Attendance: