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LEARN: Intro XC Ski Clinic 101 (2/16/2019)

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 - Cross-Country
Event Location: Lake Louise or Canmore
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Feb 16 2019  10:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: 7:45 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Feb 15 2019 6:00:00 PM
Event Duration:4 hours but may vary
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Grant P
You must be logged in to get the Event Coordinator contact information.
Member Cost:$3.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:6
Maximum No. Guests:0
Minimum Group Size:4
Maximum No. Guests Per Member:0
Number Registered So Far: 5 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


PLEASE NOTE: Priority will be given to ACTIVE VOLUNTEERS and PREMIER members. Regular members will be added if space permits. Unfortunately regular members may also get moved back to the wait list if a priority sign up fills the list. This will be at the coordinators discretion and apologies are offered in advance.

The COC Training Program

The objectives of the Calgary Outdoor Club Training Program are to:
   a) provide educational sessions to members;
   b) raise awareness about different aspects of the outdoors   
   c) increase the members' safety while enjoying their activities in the mountains    and
   d) provide everyone the opportunity to ask pertinent questions.


This is an introductory clinic for beginners. Our coach will be COC member Lahav W who is a wax tech for a high end group.
NOTE: Rental information will be provided below or you are welcome to bring your own equipment. This is a CLASSIC XC SKI clinic. No skate skis, no backcountry skis, no touring skis - only track skis or you will not be able to participate.

The plan is to spend some time going over the basics to introduce the group of beginners, followed by an out and back format of skiing to become familiar with classic cross country.
Total return distance would be 18km max for the Moraine Lake road but it is an out and back format so we will turn around at a shorter distance dependent on how the group is doing.

Location may change but is anticipated to be the Moraine Lake Road near Lake Louise. This road is closed in winter and track set for XC skiing. Back up plan would be the Canmore Nordic center.

As this is an introductory event it is anticipated that many participants will need to rent equipment. With that in mind below are a couple of suggested rental locations

NOTE that there is an upcoming 201 beginner lesson for XC skiing being offered by the COC with a cost attached.

MEC Calgary gary?open_tab=calgary-rentals
Trailsports Canmore Nordic Center /
Wilsons Lake Louise country-skiing.html

Please only register for this event if you are serious about attending. Unreasonable last minute cancellations (2 hours or less prior to event) and no shows preventing others from attending the event will be recorded. If you are in the habit of cancelling last minute pls do not sign up. Thank you for your consideration for other COC members.

Required Items to Bring:
- Skis, ski boots, poles, wax
- Water
- Dress in non-cotton layers
- Snacks and lunch
- Toque, gloves/mitts, neck warmer
- Park Pass or money towards a park pass.
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:
Event Directions:Final decision and directions will be emailed to participants the evening before.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):350Km
Carpool Departure Time: 7:45 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 $91.00 (calculated at total Km * $0.26, effective Thursday, February 21, 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.

Regular members can become eligible to attend by upgrading to Premier member status. You may contact Grant P for further info or to make the upgrade.
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Winter Safety ConsiderationsAvalanche
Entered by Grant on 3-Feb- 2019.
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.
- 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

Cost & Payment:
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!
*Note: Please do not cancel within four hours of the event.
No shows and late cancellations will be recorded on a members record.