Beginner-Novice XC Ski (Slow-Relaxed Pace) - Sat, Nov 12 2022

Print-Friendly Version
Download to your Outlook Calendar
Pour toutes informations en français, s'il vous plaît contactez Yannick à

Beginner-Novice XC Ski (Slow-Relaxed Pace) (11/12/2022)

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:Kananaskis Valley: Evan-Thomas Parking Lot
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Nov 12 2022  11:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: 10:00 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Nov 11 2022 5:00:00 PM
Event Duration:~2.5 Hours plus driving (45 minutes each way)
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Shelley R
You must be logged in to get the Event Coordinator contact information.
Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:10
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 7 (Log in to see who's signed up.)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

This event is aimed at beginner-novice classic XC skiers and those skiers who are more experienced but need / prefer flat terrain and a slower pace (2 - 3 km / hr)

This is will be a friendly trip and questions are welcome! If you are brand-new to XC skiing, please be sure you know how to put on and take off your skis, and consider practicing a little around your backyard or local park to get the hang of moving before coming out. :)

We will be parking at the Evan-Thomas day-use parking lot (with outhouses!) on Hwy 40. From there, we will walk across the highway and jump onto the Bill Milne trail and do 45 - 60 minutes of skiing (with breaks) before returning the way we came. Note that finding trail conditions at the moment is difficult and it's quite likely we may be setting our own tracks or using less-than perfect tracks.

If you need rentals, be sure to pick them up ahead of time. Sports Rent opens at 6AM. University of Calgary Outdoor Centre opens at 8AM.

Required Items to Bring:
* XC ski equipment (skis, poles, boots, wax)
* Lunch and snacks
* Water
* Layers (to ski in and change into afterwards)
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
* hand / toe warmers
* toilet paper / hand sanitizer
* warm beverage / thermos
* waterproof sit-upon
* daypack for your stuff
* sunglasses / sunscreen
* camera

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Take Hwy 1 west towards the mountains to Hwy 40. Go south on Hwy 40 for approx 27.5 km. Take the first left turn after the Kananaskis Golf Course into the Evan-Thomas Parking lot.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):160Km
Carpool Departure Time: 10:00 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 $56.00 (calculated at total Km * $0.35, effective Tuesday, November 29, 2022). 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.


Winter Safety Considerations
Terrain Classification: This event is exempted from avalanche planning because the event will be held on a Kananaskis XC ski trail. In the event that an avalanche advisory is issued for the area during our event, the event will either be relocated to an unaffected trail system, or cancelled.
** All participants are responsible for assessing the current road conditions, current weather conditions and current trail conditions for the trip prior to attending / departing.
- Details of this event are subject to undergo a change at any point in time, with or without warning.
- Notice any errors or problems in the information on this page? Please notify our Content Editor(s), Wendy W and Lynda H., at

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: If you need to cancel after the registration cut- off, please contact your coordinator directly by sending a TEXT with your name included or send an email if it is before 7 p.m. the evening before. Thank you!