PLPP: A Long Day? - Sat, Jan 30 2016

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PLPP: A Long Day? (1/30/2016)

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:Kananaskis - Peter Lougheed Provincial Park
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jan 30 2016  9:15 AM  (Carpool Departure: 7:00 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Jan 28 2016 6:00:00 PM
Event Duration:~ 5.5 hours + driving time
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Event Coordinator(s): Mick
Raihan Khan
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:12
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 6 (Log in to see who's signed up.)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Is it okay to call 28.2kms of skiing a long day?

The most I’ve done is ~20km for a day so this will be an interesting challenge.

Not everyone has to ski the full distance. However, we will all stay on the same trail (Pocaterra then Tyrrwhit up to Elk Pass/Hydro junction and come back the same way). Since the trail is mostly uphill going to Elk Pass, we will set turnaround time at 3hrs. So exactly 3hrs from the time you started from Pocaterra Hut, you must turn around and start skiing back.

Everyone will be expected back at Pocaterra hut by 3pm. No exceptions.

Required Items to Bring:
ALL of these items are mandatory or you stay back in the city.
   · $2 COC donation
   · XC skis, boots, poles, wax
   · Warm clothing (layers)
   · Lunch, tea, water
   · Headlamp
   · A smile and sense of adventure :-)
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
   · Camera
   · Toe & hand warmers

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Will be given out at carpool.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):260Km
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 $83.20 (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.

Winter Safety Considerations
This event is exempted from avalanche planning because it takes place 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: