X/SKI @ Cascade Fire Road - All levels welcome - Sat, Nov 21 2015

X/SKI @ Cascade Fire Road - All levels welcome (11/21/2015)

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:Sat, Nov 21 2015  9:15 AM  (Carpool Departure: 7:55 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Nov 20 2015 6:30:00 PM
Event Duration:3.5 hours (plus travel time)
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Sylvia(1) A.
You must be logged in to get the Event Coordinator contact information.
Member Cost:Voluntary Donation Only (See Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:8
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 9 (Log in to see who's signed up.)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Total Distance: abt 14 - 20km
Elevation Gain: 180m
Pace: Ski at your own pace

****Drivers needed. Pls indicate in comments how many people including yourself + gear can fit in your car ****

It's snowed again so let's get out and enjoy the day.

All levels welcome. You go at your own pace. As slow or fast as you want and turn back when you want to .

From the trailhead at Lake Minnewanka we will follow the Cascade Fire Road, which is now trackset, towards Stony Creek. On the way out, the road climbs slightly (elevation gain 180m).

Required Items to Bring:
- Bear spray Or air horn or whistle - BEARS are still out
- winter clothing (no cotton)
- plenty of water and food
- $ for park entrance fees or a park pass
-change to pay your driver
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
- sunglasses
- personal first-aid kit
- headlamp

How to Get There:
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):236Km
Carpool Departure Time: 7:55 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 $82.60 (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 Sylvia on Nov 19. 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 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: