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XC ski - beginner friendly Kananaskis (2/16/2020)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Ski - Cross-Country
Event Location: Bill Milne Trail - Kananaskis
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Feb 16 2020  10:30 AM  (Carpool Departure: 9:10 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Sun, Feb 16 2020 7:00:00 AM
Event Duration:2-3 hours plus travel
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): 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:10
Maximum No. Guests:0
Minimum Group Size:3
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

Itinerary:

PLEASE NOTE: Priority will be given to drivers.

Weather looks like it will be fairly mild and a dusting of new snow here and there this week. Trails are scheduled to be groomed between now and the weekend.

Your coordinator is an inexperienced XC skier so this event will be suitable for similar skiers. We'll try to stay loosely grouped or regroup as needed. If we are on an out and back trail we may have the option to split the group but we will manage that on the day as people are comfortable.

This is a XC SKI event. Only XC skis please.

I haven't skied the Bill Milne Trail before so not sure if parking at the golf course is ploughed. If there is a problem we will switch to the Evan Thomas or Wedge day use areas.

The plan is to do two legs. First we go south towards the Wedge area and the Wedge Connector as far as the Evan Thomas Creek. Approx a 12km return.
The second leg is to go north as an out and back towards Mt.Allen Drive, which is the road into Nakiska. Return on this is approx 8km but participants can turn back sooner if they want a lesser distance.

The coordinator will review trail condition reports before the event and reserves the right to adjust plans to ensure we get decent trail conditions.

The following links give trail maps and grooming conditions.
https://www.albertaparks.ca/media/6493732/2016_ribb on_creek_winter_brochure.pdf
https://skitrails.info/report/ribboncreek


Required Items to Bring:
- Skis, ski boots, poles, wax
- Water
- 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:
Event Directions:
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):100Km
Carpool Departure Time: 9:10 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 $26.00 (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.

Notes:
Regular members may contact Grant P for further info or to make the upgrade to Premier status.
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Winter Safety ConsiderationsAvalanche
Entered by Grant on 10-Feb-2020.
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.


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- Details of this event are subject to undergo a change at any point in time, with or without warning.
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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 two hours of the event.
No shows and late cancellations will be recorded on a members record.