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New Years Eve Hike and Overnight Stay (12/31/2019)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Banff/Canmore
Date(s) & Time:Tue, Dec 31 2019  9:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: 8:00 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Dec 12 2019 12:00:00 PM
Event Duration:2 days
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Ben Cheong
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Member Cost:$63.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members & Guests, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:6
Maximum No. Guests:2
Minimum Group Size:6
Maximum No. Guests Per Member:1
Number Registered So Far: 7 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

New Year’s Eve Road Trip!

Basically a touristy event, with some not so easy hiking thrown in, plus a dinner party in the evening with an overnight in Canmore to usher in the new year.

The plan is to hike up Sulphur Mountain in the morning, take the free ride down the gondola, go for soak in the Banff hot springs then head to the condo apartment after for our dinner party. If we are early, we can take stroll through town first. Note this plan/hike destination may change depending on weather and traffic conditions.

Dinner – We’ll do a Potluck Dinner. The apartment has a full kitchen to warm up your food. Note the check in is late at 5pm so may not have enough time for a cook up unless your meal is easy to prepare. Facility has a small hot tub so we can go soak some more after the dinner. Bring games to play!

Expect to be back in town late Sunday afternoon.

We’ll need a minimum of 6 participants to make this work. The final pricing may change depending on how many people actually goes.
Sign up on the waitlist first. Once you've sent your payment, you'll be added to the event. If you have any questions send me an email.

- Indicated event fee covers only the accommodations. Other costs such as outside meals, hot springs visit and incidentals you will cover on your own
- No refunds if a suitable replacement cannot be found
- Co-ed event. We will all be sharing rooms on double beds. 2 in a room on a double bed. I will try to arrange same gender as far as possible but no guarantees. I can add more people if you are willing to bring your own cot/single air mattress.
- Bring ear plugs/ eye shades if you are a light sleeper.
- Fun anything goes event. Itinerary may be subject to change following which way the fickleness blows, be prepared!
- Drivers will have priority to sign up first.

You'll be added to the list once payment has been made, if there are slots available.

Required Items to Bring:

- Microspikes and poles
- Adequate layers for the conditions, including a waterproof rain/snow jacket. No cotton layers.
- Trail shoes with good lug traction
- A bottle of water for the hikes
- Sunglasses
- Personal first aid kit
- Money for carpool, food and personal incidentals
- Plastic bag for muddy/dirty shoes
- Headlamp or flashlight
- Typical overnight stay paraphernalia
- Swimsuit for hot springs and hot tub
- Park Pass or $$ for entry into park
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

- New Year Party Items
- Camera
- Maybe Snowshoes - TBC
- Food, snacks
- Santa hat
- Games to play at night

How to Get There:
Event Directions:TBA
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):300Km
Carpool Departure Time: 8:00 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 $78.00 (calculated at total Km * $0.26, effective Saturday, January 18, 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.

- Early winter conditions

- 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:$63.00/Person
Non-Member Cost:$65.00/Person
Cost Includes:- Fee may change depending on how many actually goes.
- Fee covers only shared accommodation.
- Other costs such as meals, and personal incidentals you will cover on your own
- See notes on room/bed sharing above
- Non-member cost includes a $3 club fee for non Premier or Volunteer Members
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: - No refunds if a suitable replacement cannot be found.