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XC Skiing - Great Divide / Lower Telemark/ Peyto (2/18/2017)

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.For some events a payment may be required. Payment is not made directly to COC - please review event details fully for information about if and how you will be required to make payment.

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 - Lake Louise Area
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Feb 18 2017  10:30 AM  (Carpool Departure: 8:30 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Feb 17 2017 6:00:00 PM
Event Duration:~ 4 / 5 hours plus travel time
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Jacques
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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:10
Maximum No. Guests:0
Minimum Group Size:3
Maximum No. Guests Per Member:0
Number Registered So Far: 7 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Distance: ~20 Km
Elevation: ~175 Km
Avg Pace: ~5 Km/hr

This event is for slow/moderate pace for high novice/low intermediate level skiers.

Park at Great Divide trailhead, ski 700 metres, and turn right at the #8 Lower Telemark trail sign. After 4.0 km of twists and turns, exit back onto the Great Divide trail, ski to the BC border and back. Finish with Peyto Trail and back to parking lot

Click Here to review trail conditions

Required Items to Bring:
- XC skiing equipment including wax
- Water and lunch/snacks
- Backpack with extra warm clothing
- $ or a park pass if you have one
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
- National Park Pass
- First Aid kit
- Camera

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Take Hwy 1 to the Lake Louise turnoff. Turn left, across the highway overpass and follow the signs to the Chateau Lake Louise. Approximately half way up the hill from the townsite to Lake Louise, turn left to the Moraine Lake Road parking lot.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):355Km
Carpool Departure Time: 8:30 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 $78.10 (calculated at total Km * $0.22, effective Monday, October 16, 2017). This is based on $0.12/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 Jacques M on Feb 15, 2017
Terrain Classification: This event is exempted from avalanche planning because it takes place on groomed cross-country ski trails.

- We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines at all times while participating in COC events.
- Details of this event are subject to undergo a change at any point in time, with or without warning.
- Questions about equipment or rentals? Contact the Event Coordinator for suggestions and recommendations.
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- Support the club by purchasing a Premier Membership: $25 a year

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

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
Please review our Cancellation Policy carefully!