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Sunshine Village Skiing/ Snowboarding - All Levels (3/4/2017)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Ski - Downhill
Event Location: Sunshine Village Ski Resort
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Mar 4 2017  9:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: 7:00 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Mar 3 2017 6:00:00 PM
Event Duration:7.5 hours (plus vehicle travel time, approx 2 hours each way)
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Desikan(Volunteer in Training)
Noel Sam
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Member Cost:Voluntary Donation Only (See Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members & Guests, All Ages Welcome
Maximum Group Size:12
Maximum No. Guests:2
Minimum Group Size:4
Maximum No. Guests Per Member:2
Number Registered So Far: 9 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Itinerary:

THE SNOW CONTINUES TO FALL AT SUNSHINE VILLAGE! Current base is 180cm and there is a snowfall warning in Banff this friday!

This trip is intended for all levels of skiers and boarders.

The group will do one or two warm-up runs together, and then break off into similar-ability groups for the rest of the day.

Please read below for instructions.

Make sure you know where the Petro-Canada car pool location is and where to park. Please read below for instructions.

We are leaving the pool location at 7:00 am sharp. Please arrive 5 mins early (not too early please). DO NOT be late. If you are going to be late, please call Noel 403- 618-8865 so that we can make arrangements to wait/not wait for you.

We are gathering up on the SECOND FLOOR of the Creekside Pub (restaurant beside the gondola at the base of the mountain) at 8:30 am in order to take the gondola up at 8:45 am . We are having lunch at 11:45 am at the Goats Eye Lodge. Lunch is optional. You may choose to continue skiing or have lunch somewhere else.

At the end of the day, we are gathering on the FIRST FLOOR of the Creekside Pub at 4-4:30 pm at the base of the mountain before leaving the hill together at 4:30-4:45 pm. Anyone wishing to have an apre-ski drink at the Creekside pub before returning to Calgary is encouraged to go early but be ready to leave the hill for Calgary at 4:45 pm sharp. Lifts are open until 4:00 pm so please do not expect to be back in Calgary before 6:30 pm.

Adult lift ticket price is $99.00 + GST at the hill. If you have the Sunshine discount card, you will get a discount off the base lift ticket price. You may also purchase lift tickets in a 3-pack at Costco. However, once you open the 3-pack you are unable to return the remaining tickets for refund.

Here is a summary of the lift ticket prices on hill and at Costco for this season (GST not included).

Revelstoke: $95, Costco $135 (for 2)
Lake Louise: $99, Costco $150 (for 2)
Sunshine: $99, Costco $230 (for 3)
Fernie: $100, Costco $158 (for 2)
Kicking Horse: $100. Costco $158 (for 2)
Norquay: $69, Costco $90 (for 2)
Nakiska: $77, Costco $115 (for 2)
Panorama: $92
Castle: $74, Costco $110 (for 2)
Kimberley: $73, Costco $110 (for 2)

A basic ski/snowboard rental package is $47+GST for sport performance gear, $63+GST for high performance gear. It is strongly recommended that you rent gear from the University of Calgary or from a Calgary ski rental shop as it typically is less expensive and can be picked up early in the morning or the evening before.


Required Items to Bring:
- Ski or snowboarding equipment
- Money for lift ticket and lunch
- Banff Park Pass if you have one
- Money for car pooling & don’t forget donation to the club
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
Helmets highly recommended!

How to Get There:
Event Directions:If you don't know where the Sunshine Village ski resort is, we'll give you directions at the car pool meeting place.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):270Km
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 $59.40 (calculated at total Km * $0.22, effective Wednesday, June 28, 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.

Notes:
Winter Safety Considerations
Due diligence completed by Desikan on Mar 2, 2017.
Terrain Classification: This event is exempt from avalanche planning because we will be skiing at a ski resort. No out of bounds skiing allowed.

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.

Skiing/Snowboarding activities have inherent risks involved. Rental packages now include helmets.
Check the terrain suitable for you here.
- 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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Voluntary Donation:What is this?)
Suggested donation amount for this event is: $2.00/Person.

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