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Lake Louise Skiing / Snowboarding - All Levels (4/14/2018)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Ski - Downhill
Event Location: Lake Louise Ski Resort, Banff
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Apr 14 2018  9:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: 6:40 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Apr 13 2018 6:00:00 PM
Event Duration:8 hours (plus vehicle travel time, about 2 hours each way)
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Lorrie W
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Member Cost:Voluntary Donation Only (See Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members & Guests, All Ages Welcome
Maximum Group Size:14
Maximum No. Guests:4
Minimum Group Size:4
Maximum No. Guests Per Member:2
Number Registered So Far: 10 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Current snow depth at Lake Louise is 178 cm at mid-mountain, 248 cm in the back bowls. Weather is forecasted for Sunny skies and 0C, with 5-10 cm new show expected on Thursday this week.

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 will meet at the main lodge (Ten Peaks Lodge) at 9 AM on the main level, by the windows facing the ski hill.

We'll have lunch at 12:30 pm. You don't have to be with the group for lunch. You may continue skiing or have lunch somewhere else.

At the end of the day, we are gathering up at the base in the Ten Peaks Lodge and will leave the hill at 4:45 pm.

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

Revelstoke: $99, Costco $155 (for 2)
Lake Louise: $104, Costco $166 (for 2)
Sunshine: $109, Costco $169 (for 2)
Fernie: $105, Costco $165 (for 2)
Kicking Horse: $105. Costco $165 (for 2)
Norquay: $74, Costco $100 (for 2)
Nakiska: $85, Costco $127 (for 2)
Panorama: $99,
Castle: $84, Costco $130 (for 2)
Kimberley: $80, Costco $120 (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 either the University of Calgary or Sports Rent in Montgomerry as both places are typically less expensive than on the hill and can be picked up early in the morning or the evening before. For Sports Rent, you can mention COC and get 10% discount.

REMINDER to let us know if you can drive so we know how many drivers are required. If you would like to drive, please indicate how many people you can take (including yourself and ski/boarding gear) and confirm that you have winter tires please and whether or not you have a group park pass. Should this information change prior to the trip, please advise the coordinator accordingly. Thanks!

Required Items to Bring:
- Ski or snowboarding equipment
- Money for lift ticket and lunch
- 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 Lake Louise ski resort is, we'll give you directions at the car pool meeting place.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):360Km
Carpool Departure Time: 6:40 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 $108.00 (calculated at total Km * $0.30, effective Saturday, September 22, 2018). 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.

Winter Safety Considerations
Due diligence completed by Lorrie on April 9, 2018.
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.
- 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: $3.00/Person.

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