XC ski - beginner friendly Kananaskis - Fri, Mar 4 2022

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XC ski - beginner friendly Kananaskis (3/4/2022)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Ski - Cross-Country
Event Location:Bill Milne Trail - Kananaskis
Date(s) & Time:Fri, Mar 4 2022  10:30 AM  (Carpool Departure: 9:10 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Mar 4 2022 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:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:8
Maximum No. Guests:0
Minimum Group Size:2
Maximum No. Guests Per Member:0
Number Registered So Far: 2 (Log in to see who's signed up.)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


PLEASE NOTE: Priority will be given to drivers.

Weather looks like it will be fairly mild and with some new snow here and there this week, so we may get some nice skiing. Trails will hopefully be groomed between now and the weekend. This trail is mostly flat with only a few small hills.

Your coordinator is a novice 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 used this parking before so hopefully it is ploughed. If there is a problem we will switch to the Evan Thomas or Wedge day use areas.

The plan is to maybe do two legs. First we go south towards the Wedge area and the Wedge Connector as far as the Evan Thomas Creek. Approx up to 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. We may omit the second leg if the group chooses.

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/medi a/6493732/2016_ribb on_creek_winter_brochure.pdf
https://www.nordic-pulse.com/ski- areas/CA/AB/Kananaskis-Ribbon-Creek

NOTE: Given that the province has announced changes to Covid restrictions, the club's Covid warning follows but expect public policy changes by the event. I have posted a carpool option for whoever wishes to share rides or just convoy from the carpool. Per the clubs policy, this will be up to participants to decide who to carpool with. Please respect the carpool drivers preferences on masking, sanitising, etc or follow the convoy in your own vehicle.

COVID-19 REQUIREMENTS: Participation in this event is conditional upon attendee compliance with the following restrictions: If you have COVID-19, COVID-19-like symptoms, or may have COVID-19 due to a recent exposure, you are expected to withdraw from this event and stay home. We will be more than happy to see you at another event once it is considered safe for you to do so! Failure to comply with this requirement may result in removal from this event and/or future events.

CARPOOL: Carpooling is allowed, but only for attendees who arrange it for themselves. We will meet before leaving town, and those of you who wish to carpool are free to organize yourselves. The club looks forward to resuming "normal" carpooling in the near future.

See our COVID-19 Policy for complete information.

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 $30.00 (calculated at total Km * $0.30, effective Wednesday, November 29, 2023). This is based on $0.16/Km for maintenance, plus current gas price divide by 9. Alternately your carpool driver may choose to split the maintenance cost plus the actual gas cost among all in the vehicle. Your carpool driver will confirm exactly how much money they require to cover costs. Please split the actual cost among all people in the vehicle.

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 24- Feb-2022.
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.

- 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.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
*Note: Please do not cancel within two hours of the event.
No shows and late cancellations will be recorded on a members record.