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XC with Gord before his Retirement from Retirement (1/17/2019)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Ski - Cross-Country
Event Location: Peter Lougheed Park - Elk Pass lot.
Date(s) & Time:Thu, Jan 17 2019  11:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: 9:25 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Jan 17 2019 9:00:00 AM
Event Duration:3-4 Hours + travel
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Gord P
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:14
Maximum No. Guests:0
Minimum Group Size:6
Maximum No. Guests Per Member:0
Number Registered So Far: 4 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

This might be the last mid-week ski for a while : (

Starting at the Elk Pass parking lot, we will do a 15-20 km tour up Elk Pass, Tyrwhitt, Fox Creek, some other stuff. Exact route TBA

We were out there today and the conditions were great. There may even be some fresh snow by Thursday.

We will be leaving at 9:30 sharp. If you need rentals, be sure to pick them up the night before.

Required Items to Bring:
- X-C Skis, Boots, Poles
- Lunch
- Water
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Take Hwy 1 west out of town to Hwy 40. Go south on Hwy 40 for approx 56km. Turn right just before the winter gate. The Peter Lougheed Visitor Centre is a few km down the Kananaskis Lakes Trail and Elk Pass lot is 6 or 8 km further. See Peter Lougheed Map.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):260Km
Carpool Departure Time: 9:25 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 $59.80 (calculated at total Km * $0.23, effective Tuesday, June 2, 2020). 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 Considerations
Entered by Gord on Jan 16, 2019
Terrain Classification: This event is exempted from avalanche planning because it stays on groomed cross-country trails.
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.
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Cost & Payment:
Non-Member Cost:$3.00/Person

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