Lake O'Hara (Relaxed Pace) with Maybe Lodge Lunch - Sat, Mar 11 2017

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Lake O'Hara (Relaxed Pace) with Maybe Lodge Lunch (3/11/2017)

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Voluntary Donation Only (See Below)
The Basics:
Event Type:Ski - Cross-Country
Event Location: Yoho National Park between Lake Louise & Field
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Mar 11 2017  10:45 AM  (Carpool Departure: 8:15 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Mar 10 2017 12:00:00 PM
Event Duration:~ 6 hours
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Gregory MacIvor
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Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:8
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 5 (Log in to see who's signed up.)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

This event is great for you if:
   · You are a strong novice up to intermediate skier comfortable skiing hills (very gradual here for the most part) and are up for a longer, but very rewarding day.
   · You want to ski at a relaxed pace. Average pace for the uphill will be around 4 km/hr to 6 km/hr, and more for the return portion (nice, long downhill cruise).
   · The total distance will be ~22 kms with 430 meters elevation.
   · We are out to enjoy the day and event duration may vary.

   · We may have lunch at Lake O'Hara Lodge. . This is $22 per person. Cash only (they do not accept debit or credit cards).
     This will be determined by group preference before the event. We can also eat our own lunches inside LeRelais shelter.

Distance: 22km
Elevation Gain: ~435m
Lake O'Hara Elevation: 2,115m
Sunrise: 7:07 am
Sunset: 6:43 pm

Lake O'Hara is a prime location both in summer and winter. We will ski up the Lake O'Hara fire road at a relaxed pace. This should take about 2.5 - 3 hours. We will explore a little bit around the lake, then could make our way to Lake O'Hara Lodge for lunch, which is offered 12:00 - 2:00pm. This includes soup, bread, salad, dessert, and coffee or tea, and is $22 per person (cash only). The return ski is a nice gradual downhill cruise and can be done in about an hour. Note, however, that we are out to enjoy the day and event duration may vary.

   · Field Weather
   · Lake Louise Weather
   · Yoho Trail Conditions Report
   · Banff, Yoho & Kootenay National Parks Avalanche Bulletin

Required Items to Bring:
ALL of these items are required:
   · $22 for lunch at the lodge (cash only)
   · XC skis, boots, poles, wax
   · Warm clothing (layers)
   · Tea, water, snacks
   · Lunch in case we cannot get seating at the lodge.
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
   · Camera
   · Toe & hand warmers
· Headlamp
· First Aid Kit

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Take Hwy 1 (Trans Canada Highway) west past Lake Louise. The Lake O'Hara parking lot is approximately 2.5km west of the BC/Alberta border (you will see a sign to turn left off the highway). After crossing the railroad tracks turn right and drive about 200m to the parking area.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):380Km
Carpool Departure Time: 8:15 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 $102.60 (calculated at total Km * $0.27, effective Friday, June 18, 2021). This is based on $0.15/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.

Terrain Classification: Exempt from avalanche planning as this is on and official groomed XC ski trail.
Plan: We will only ski on the official ski trail/fire road and not venture off into areas off the side.
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.
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Suggested donation amount for this event is: $2.00/Person.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance: