X-Ski Trip (Overnight) to Elk Lakes Cabin - Sat, Dec 9 2017, Sun, Dec 10 2017

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X-Ski Trip (Overnight) to Elk Lakes Cabin (12/9/2017)

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.

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 Country
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Dec 9 2017, Sun, Dec 10 2017  9:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: 7:00 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Tue, Dec 5 2017 11:55:00 PM
Event Duration:2 days, 1 night (pre-event meeting Nov 30 )
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Event Coordinator(s): Mark MacG.
Noel Sam
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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
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 15 (Log in to see who's signed up.)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


There will be a planning meeting at Joyce on 4th on November 30 at 7:00 pm in order to solidify details of the trip, includiing:

1. If you plan to ski or snowshoe,
2. What you are bringing for the potluck supper,
3. Carpool arrangements.

From Elk Pass Trailhead (Peter Lougheed Park) the plan is to ski into Elk Lakes Park on Saturday Dec 9, which is a intermediate 4 hour ski. After arriving and setup at Elk Lakes cabin, we can spend Saturday afternoon exploring the Elk Lakes area by ski or snowshoes (optional). Sunday (Dec 10) we will ski back out to our vehicles.

Distance: 9 kilometres
Elevation gain: 200 m (650 ft) gain, 200 m (650 ft) loss
We will break into groups based on pace, but nobody skis or snowshoes alone.

The cabin has cooking facilities and beds, but you will need to bring a reasonable +5 sleeping bag.

If you are willing to drive, please indicate the number of passengers (including gear) that you can take.

For more info see www.alpineclubofcana da.ca/facility/elkla kes.html

Required Items to Bring:
- warm, layered clothing
- extra pair of gloves
- gaiters
- Tasty snacks for the group.
- skis, boots & pools
- snowshoes (optional)
- sleeping bag & ear plugs
- water & Sunday lunch
- ingredients for your group meal
- Ear Plugs
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Trans Canada, south on Highway 40, right at Kananaskis Trail, park at Elk Lakes trailhead.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):266Km
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 $93.10 (calculated at total Km * $0.35, effective Monday, June 5, 2023). 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 information entered by Mark on 28 October 2017
The trip to and from the Elk Lakes hut is excempt from avalanche planning as it is considered to be generally free from avalanche being on groomed cross country trails and a hydro line; however trip from the hut to the Elk Lakes for example will pass through ATES Simple (Class-1)
Should the avalanche danger rise to High or Extreme at any elevation on the day of the event, we will avoid any travel in ATES Simple (Class-1) terrain

- Details of this event are subject to undergo a change at any point in time, with or without warning.
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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: