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Skiing/ Snowboarding at Sunshine Village - All Levels (3/11/2017)

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 - Downhill
Event Location: Sunshine Village
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Mar 11 2017  9:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: 6:30 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Mar 10 2017 7:00:00 PM
Event Duration:7 hours plus driving
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Shelley R
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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:12
Maximum No. Guests:2
Minimum Group Size:3
Maximum No. Guests Per Member:0
Number Registered So Far: 6 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


This trip is intended for all levels of skiers and boarders. We'll do one or two warmup runs together, and then break off into similar-ability groups for the rest of the day. We'll meet in groups for lunch and at the end of the day.

Note: Beginner / novice skiers and boarders must be capable of:
* executing controlled (snowplow) turns and stops on gentle slopes without instruction
* skiing / boarding in control at all times
* using chairlifts without assistance

  • We will be leaving the carpool at 6:45 a.m. to arrive at the top of the Gondola by 9:00 a.m. Please arrive a few minutes early (6:20 ish) so we can arrange carpooling and depart on time.
  • The group will aim to meet up for lunch around 11:15 - 11:30 a.m. to beat the crowds - you are welcome to bring your own lunch or buy something on the hill.
  • We'll re-group at the gondola base at 4:30 p.m., with carpools leaving for Calgary by 4:45 p.m.
  • Because this is a group event, those who cannot wait for everyone to ride the gondola together, meet for lunch, or re-group at 4:30 PM, are asked to sign up for another event please.
  • At the time of posting, day ticket cost: $104; Basic rental package: $47 (plus GST) payable at the resort. Discounted tickets and rentals may also be found in Calgary - contact coordinator for more information.

  • Please note that skiing/snowboarding activities have inherent risks involved, and that rental packages now include helmets. Check to find the terrain most suitable for you:

    If you would like to drive: please indicate what type of vehicle you plan to drive, whether or not it is equipped with snow tires, and how many people and gear (INCLUDING yourself) you can take. Should this information change prior to the trip, please advise the coordinator accordingly. Thanks!

    Required Items to Bring:
    $ for ticket/lunch
    Ski / Snowboard equipment or $ for rentals
    Suitable Clothing
    Recommended Items to Bring:
    Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
    * Sunshine/Marmot Ski Card or Sunshine Season's Pass, if you have one.
    * Hand / toe warmers

    How to Get There:
    Event Directions:Hwy 1 to the Sunshine Village exit. Follow access road to the Gondola parking lot.
    Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):262Km
    Carpool Departure Time: 6:30 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 $57.64 (calculated at total Km * $0.22, effective Tuesday, November 21, 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 Shelley R on March 08, 2017, 2017

    Terrain Classification: This event is exempted from avalanche planning as it is a Ski Resort. NO out-of-bounds skiing is permitted on this trip.

    Properly equipped members are permitted to ski / board Delirium Dive / Wild West areas provided that the areas are open, patrolled, and that members meet all of the Resort's criteria for admittance. No exceptions.

    Note: COC event coordinators are volunteers and are not trained guides.

    - 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.
    - Notice any errors or problems in the information on this page? Please notify our Content Editor(s), Wendy W and Lynda H., at
    - 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!