XC Ski at PLPP - Relaxed Pace - All levels welcome) - Sun, Feb 14 2021

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XC Ski at PLPP - Relaxed Pace - All levels welcome) (2/14/2021)

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.

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: Peter Lougheed Provincial Park
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Feb 14 2021  10:30 AM
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Feb 13 2021 9:00:00 PM
Event Duration:~3 hours + driving
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Shelley R
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Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:6
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 5 (Log in to see who's signed up.)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


COVID-19 Questionnaire:
Participation in this event is conditional upon the acceptance and adherence to COC COVID-19 protocols (see link at the top of our home page). Failure to comply with these protocols may result in removal from this event and/or future events.

Please answer the following questions in the comments section during the sign-up process, in addition to signing the waiver:

  • Have you travelled in the last 14 days?
  • Are you showing any symptoms (fever, cough, loss of taste or smell) of COVID-19, flu or cold?
  • Have you been in contact with a confirmed or presumptive case of COVID-19, or with someone who has any symptoms of COVID-19, flu or cold?
  • Have you tested positive in the last 10 days or are you waiting for COVID-19 test results?
  • Are you associated with a setting that is currently having an outbreak and been instructed to get tested or self-isolate?
  • Have you read and understood the current restrictions that are club policy during the COVID-19 situation?

It looks to be warming up finally! Let's get out for a (still chilly) Valentine's ski! We will start and end at the Peter Lougheed Visitor Centre (aka Peter Lougheed Park Discovery & Information Centre). Note that you must wear a mask while inside the Visitor Centre. Carpooling is not permitted.

This event is best suited for novice- intermediate or very relaxed advanced skiers. You need to be comfortable climbing and snowplowing moderate hills to complete our planned route. 

We will do a 9 - 10 km loop that includes some blue hills to climb and descend and a stop for snacks / lunch at the covered 'amphitheatre' in the campground area (at about the 2 hour mark). Trails will include: Meadow- Woolley-Amos(around the pond) and returning by Meadow or Braille, depending upon time and energy levels.  Please see map here from Skier Bob

As it will be a chilly morning still, we plan to keep a relaxed but steady pace to keep everyone warm. We'll regroup at junctions but aim to keep moving if we can. Racers need not apply, unless they are willing to loop out and back and patiently wait for the group.

Note: Should the forecast change and the temperatures still remain well below -20c, this event will be postponed until the following weekend.

Parking pass: To support grooming operations, Nordiq Alberta is selling day and season passes to park at trail head parking lots in Kananaskis Country. Revenue from sales will pay for grooming costs. You can click on this link to "Purchase Your Ski Pass"

Required Items to Bring:
- XC Skis, Boots, Poles
- Lunch and snacks
- Water
- Dress in Warm layers (plan for colder)
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

- Sunscreen and sunglasses
- Spare, dry clothes for the car post-ski
- Sit-upon for the break
- Something warm to drink

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Take Hwy 1 west out of town to Hwy 40. Go south on Hwy 40 for approx 50km. Turn right just before the winter gate. Go about 7.5km to the Peter Lougheed Visitor Centre. Park. Ski!


Winter Safety Considerations

Entered by Shelley on February 12, 2021

Terrain Classification: This event is exempted from avalanche planning because it is on groomed cross-country ski 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.

- 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:
Voluntary Donations:Although there is no cost for this event, please note that the club survives on voluntary donations. Please consider making a donation based on the value you feel you receive from the club. See our How You Can Help page for more information.

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