This Meetup is cancelled

D3/4 Intermediate Nordic Ski at Lake Louise: Moraine Lake road

  • Dalhousie C Train Station Parking Lot

    Dalhousie LRT
    Crowchild Tr NW, 53rd St exit, West end of CTrain station parking lot
    Calgary, AB (map)

    51.110710 -114.157875

  • I will be wearing a light blue down jacket and black pants. CELL PHONE :[masked] SMS Only
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    IMPORTANT THINGS FIRST:

    I AM NOT DRIVING AND WE NEED DRIVERS WHO CAN TAKE PARTICIPANTS.

    PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU CAN DRIVE AND HOW MANY PASSENGERS YOU CAN TAKE. THANK YOU.

    This is an easy trip with nice scenery. The last trail reports are good, the tracks are in excellent conditions

     

     

    PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE DESCRIPTION BELOW : There will be a test. !!!!!!

    THIS IS NOT A GUIDED TOUR!

    IF YOU HAVE TO RENT GEAR FOR THIS EVENT PLEASE DO SO AT THE DAY BEFORE OR AT THE MORNING. THE U of C OUTDOOR CENTER OPENS AT 8:00 AM.

    COST FOR ALL THE GEAR IS $17.00 PER DAY AT U OF C.

     

     

     

    Where: Moraine Lake road

    Distance: 22 km (roundtrip)

    Time: 8-10 hours (driving included)

    (Don't make plans that depend on it. Mountains are unpredictable).

    Difficulty: Intermediate XC Skiing: Grades are easy. The trail follows the road. The first (usual) stop is at the view point but It would be great to continue on to the Lake.

    Pace: Moderate

    Route Planned: Moraine Lake road.

    Safety: Winter hazards including frostbite and hypothermia

    Trail conditions: Track set

    http://www.pc.gc.ca/apps/tcond/cond_e.asp?oPark=100092

    Weather conditions:

    http://www.weatheroffice.gc.ca/city/pages/ab-49_metric_e.html

    Trails are Track Set. we will pass through one avalanche zone where we can not stop under any circumstance.

    We will meet up at Dalhousie LRT Station on parking lot behind chapters at 8:30 am (Look for the guy with grey backpack and blue down jacket).  If you are new to XC, and have to rent equipment please do so the day before or the morning of the event. we will not be able to wait if you don't have the gear. The U of C outdoor rental centre opens at 8:00 am. I recommend getting non-waxable skis. We will depart Calgary latest 8:30 am.

    Mandatory gear: PARK PASS. Warm winter clothes (no jeans and cottons!), XC Ski gear (skis, poles, boots), gaiters (if no snow/ski pants), gloves, lunch and snacks, 2 litres of water, sunglasses, headlamps.

    Recommended: Hand and toe warmers, first aid kit, emergency blanket, hot drink in thermos, camera

    Event Participation: CORA trips start at the trailhead; but as a favour to our participants, we will carpool in town at the specified meetup place (i.e. Dalhousie LRT Station, Parking lot behind chapters). The event host(s) hold the right to remove you from the trip or add you into the trip from the waiting list depending on transportation readiness, previous hiking experience, and commitment to the CORA events. Don't be surprised, and then go on flaming the event host(s) if you are moved to the 'waiting list' or 'not attending' list. This is nothing personal.

    Please be on time (aim between 8:15 arriving at location, leaving 8:30 am). We will carpool at Dalhousie LRT and leave at 8:30 am for Lake Louise.

    Dogs: Not this time.

    Directions and Transportation: Take Hwy 1 West to Lake Louise. Take the road to Chateau Lake Louise Follow the road up and about half way the turnoff to Moraine Lake road is on the left. There is a parking lot. At the end of the parking lot pass ski around the road closure gate and your on the trail.

    Costs: Members are free. Non-members fee is $5.

    If you want to become a member of CORA, the annual fee is $20 (Valid until annual general meeting in February 2014).

    If you are not driving, please contribute some gas $$ money for drivers (In K-Country trips, this is around $5 to $10 depending on driver's discretion).

    Trip Waiver and Conditions: You must sign a trip waiver to attend to this event even if you are a paid member. Here is the waiver you are expected to sign:

    http://files.meetup.com/1575023/TRIP%20WAIVER-June2012.pdf

    TEST QUESTION answer: BLACK

     

     

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  • Dorothea I.

    i really apologise for late cancelation ,,but don t feel well ,,so don t feel really fit for to0morow Have Fun!

    February 15, 2013

  • Julia

    I will need a ride

    February 15, 2013

    • Ralph

      If you want to go, I can give you a ride. Anybody live toward the south end?

      February 15, 2013

  • Gaston G.

    My apologies for cancelling last minute. My mom is being transported to a hospital I need to stay by the phone

    February 15, 2013

  • Julia

    Sorry I realized I am not in shape for 22 km and don't want to delay others.

    February 15, 2013

  • Dorothea I.

    I will need a ride

    February 13, 2013

  • Ralph

    Ignore where it says 9 am in the Event Participation section above. Aim for 8:15 or 8:20

    February 12, 2013

Cancelled

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