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Sunshine Village Skiing/ Snowboarding - All Levels (2/2/2020)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Ski - Downhill
Event Location: Sunshine Village Ski Resort
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Feb 2 2020  9:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: 7:00 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Feb 1 2020 6:00:00 PM
Event Duration:7.5 hours (plus vehicle travel time, approx 2 hours each way)
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Event Coordinator(s): Noel Sam
You must be logged in to get the Event Coordinator contact information.
Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members & Guests, All Ages Welcome
Maximum Group Size:12
Maximum No. Guests:3
Minimum Group Size:4
Maximum No. Guests Per Member:3
Number Registered So Far: 12 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


If you are not a Premier member be sure to bring your mandatory $3.00 club fee and make a point of getting it to me. Thanks!

Current base at Sunshine is 140cm. Forecast of -5C for Sunday. There will be about 20cm of new snow this weekend.

This trip is intended for all levels of skiers and boarders.

The group will do one or two warm-up runs together, and then break off into similar-ability groups for the rest of the day.

Delirium Dive is now open. Those who wish to ski "The Dive" can bring their avalanche gear. We'll probably do one or two runs there.

Make sure you know where the Petro-Canada car pool location is and where to park. Please read below for instructions.

We are leaving the pool location at 7:00 am sharp. Please arrive 5 mins early (not too early please). DO NOT be late. If you are going to be late, please call Noel 403- 618-8865 so that we can make arrangements to wait/not wait for you.

We are gathering up on the SECOND FLOOR of the Creekside Pub (restaurant beside the gondola at the base of the mountain) at 8:15 am in order to take the gondola up at 8:30 am . We are having lunch at 1:00 pm at the cafeteria on the second floor of the day lodge. The cafeteria is called "Alpine Grill". Meeting for lunch is optional. You may choose to continue skiing or have lunch somewhere else.

At the end of the day, we are gathering on the FIRST FLOOR of the Creekside Pub at 4:30 - 5:00 pm at the base of the mountain before leaving the hill together at 5:00 pm. Anyone wishing to have an apres-ski drink at the Creekside pub before returning to Calgary is encouraged to go early but be ready to leave the hill for Calgary at 5:00 pm sharp. Lifts are open until 4:30 pm so please do not expect to be back in Calgary before 6:30 pm.

Adult lift ticket price is $127.00 + GST at the hill. If you have the Sunshine discount card, you will get a discount off the base lift ticket price. You may also purchase lift tickets in a 2-pack at Costco.

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

Revelstoke: $129, Costco $190 (for 2)
Lake Louise: $124, Costco $198 (for 2)
Sunshine: $127, Costco $180 (for 2)
Fernie & Kicking Horse: $120, Costco $180 (for 2)
Norquay: $89, Costco $125 (for 2)
Nakiska & Kimberley: $95, Costco $143 (for 2)
Panorama: $114,
Castle: $95, Costco $150 (for 2)
Whitefish US$83, Costco $165 (for 2)
Big Sky US$155 Jackson Hole US$170

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 the University of Calgary or from a Calgary ski rental shop as it typically is less expensive and can be picked up early in the morning or the evening before.

Required Items to Bring:
- Ski or snowboarding equipment
- Money for lift ticket and lunch
- Banff Park Pass if you have one
- Money for car pooling & don’t forget your mandatory event fee
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 Sunshine Village ski resort is, we'll give you directions at the car pool meeting place.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):270Km
Carpool Departure Time: 7:00 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 $70.20 (calculated at total Km * $0.26, effective Wednesday, February 26, 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
Due diligence completed by Noel on January 27, 2020.
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.
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Cost & Payment:
Non-Member Cost:$3.00/Person

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