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West Bragg - Beginner XC ski (Slow Pace) (1/19/2019)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Ski - Cross-Country
Event Location: T.B.D.
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jan 19 2019  11:45 AM  (Carpool Departure: 10:45 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Jan 19 2019 1:00:00 AM
Event Duration:~ 2.5 - 3 hours plus driving time
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Gord P
Grant P
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Member Cost:$3.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:9
Maximum No. Guests:1
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

Time to get out and ski! This trip is geared for:

** Beginner skiers who have either had an intro lesson, or have been out a few times on their XC skis and want to build their milage.
** Newbies with a solid downhill ski background who want to see what the sport is all about.
** Slow, patient novice skiers who are out to enjoy the day.

If you have never XC skied, and are a non-downhill skier, this is not the trip for you, as there will be no instruction (just maybe some coaching).

Skiers should be comfortable skiing along track-set trails with minor changes in elevation. There will be some short hills, and walking is fine if you aren't comfortable snowplowing. The pace will be slow (3 - 4km per hour) on this out and back trip. Distance will depend upon the group's pace, but it will likely be about 5 or 6 km total.

Depending on how much snow is around and where, there are three options:
West Bragg Creek Recreation Area
Peter Lougheed or Mt. Shark

All the above places have trails suitable and the event will be much the same idea but an extra hour of driving each way will be required for the bottom two options. I will make the call on the Wednesday before and let everyone know where we need to go.

Required Items to Bring:
- Skis, ski boots, poles, wax
- Water (1 - 2 litres)
- Dress in non-cotton layers
- Snacks and lunch
- Toque, gloves/mitts, neck warmer
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
- warm beverage
- hand / toe warmers
- kleenex
- sunglasses
- camera
- blister kit (if the boots are new to you)

How to Get There:
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):280Km
Carpool Departure Time: 10:45 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 $72.80 (calculated at total Km * $0.26, effective Saturday, January 19, 2019). This is based on $0.15/Km for maintenance, plus current gas price divide by 9. Note that drivers with large vehicles have the option to adjust this cost based on their vehicles. Your carpool driver will confirm exactly how much money they require to cover costs. Please split the actual amount among all people in the vehicle and bring some change as drivers are not expected to carry change.

Winter Safety ConsiderationsAvalanche
Entered by Shelley on January 26, 2013.
Terrain Classification: This event is exempted from avalanche planning due to groomed x-c ski routes.
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.

- 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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Cost & Payment:
Member Cost:$3.00/Person
Non-Member Cost:$3.00/Person
Cost Includes:$3.00 Event Fee for Regular Club Members. No fee for Premier Members or Club Volunteers.
Make a Payment:$3.00 Event Fee (if applicable) to be paid to your event coordinator. Activity fee, if applicable, (i.e. court fee, bowling fee, camping fee, etc.) to be paid as instructed by your event coordinator.

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

Waiting List

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