D3: Lake Louise XC Ski Trip

  • January 11, 2014 · 7:00 AM
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This trip requires Parks Canada park pass! 

• CORA Organizers no longer accept cash at the trailhead! In order to join this event you need to be a CORA 2013 or 2014 member; alternatively, you can pay $5 and join as a non-member. Payments are done online (the blue link on the left. Type the amount of payment in the box. Smart phones don't have this application, so you need to do this on a PC/Mac).  

• If you don't have, rent your skis from MEC or UofC Outdoor center on Friday. If beginner, go with waxless skis.

• As it is often with my trips, there will be a post-trip eating event somewhere in Lake Louise or Canmore. If you are in a hurry to get back to town, this may not be the trip for you. 

• Here is some info on where we are going. I'm inclined to do the Moraine Lake Road Trail  



Where: Lake Louise

Max: 8 people

Distance: 15 km

Elevation Gain: 200 m

Hiking Time: 5-7 hours plus driving (only an estimate). 

Difficulty: Easy to Moderate on groomed tracks.

Skill level: A good level of fitness is required to do this outing. You need to have intermediate skiing ability. 

Hazards: Mountains are clearly dangerous places! Make sure you have appropriate clothing and gear. 

Weather Conditions: http://www.theweathernetwork.com/weather/canada/alberta/lake-louise

Driving/Carpooling: The trip starts at the trailhead, but as a convenience to the members, we will carpool in the designated city location.  

Please reimburse some gas $$ to your drivers. 

Mandatory Gear: Backpack (20+ litres with straps), XC skis, poles, and boots, windstopping shell layers, food and snacks, 2 litres of water, gaiters/ski pants, headlamp, sunglasses, toque/beanie, first aid kit (minimum blister and wound care kits).

Optional Gear: Camera, map and compass, GPS, sunscreen, sonic balaclava, fire starter.

• Do not wear the following: Jeans, casual shoes (including sneakers/trainers, work boots), cotton layers, small running packs. These are not appropriate footwear for hiking in the mountains. If you happen to wear jeans and non-ski related gear, you'll be sent to home in shame :) 

Cancellation policy: 24 hours prior to the trip. Keep in mind that this is not a dating service; you are either committed or not. Depending on your attitude, Friday late night cancellations may result in having a "no show" -- unless you come up with a very "juicy" excuse such as UFO abductions, alien invasion, flying boars, Metallica concert, or bad hair. 

During the trip, you are expected to follow the trip organizer(s) and stick with the group. However, CORA trip organizer(s) are NOT certified mountain guides, but only experienced hikers volunteering and sharing their knowledge. As such, you are responsible for your own safety and equipment. 


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  • Dan I

    First time cross- county for me. The trails took us trough beautiful surroundings.

    January 13, 2014

  • Don F

    Great trip! Great snow. Good workout!

    January 12, 2014

  • Alina

    Great trip! A lot of snow and a lot of effort to break the trail. Thank you very much for taking part...I hope that you had fun!!

    January 12, 2014

  • Alina

    GENERAL CONDITIONS: Superb! RECENT GROOMING: January 9 - Moraine Lake Road,
    Sounds like a perfect day! See you all tomorrow morning

    January 10, 2014

  • Kelsey

    Shoot, Ugar, I won't be able to make it anymore as something came up. Count me in for next one. :) Have fun!

    January 10, 2014

  • Ralph

    I was eager to go, but I was still sick this week.

    January 9, 2014

  • Ugur

    Somebody asked me recently why RSVP's for this trip are prematurely closed. I think I made a slight mistake in the settings. RSVPs for this trip are open now.

    January 4, 2014

  • Alina

    you will enjoy it....make sure that you rent xc ski

    January 4, 2014

  • Dan I

    I'm comfortable with downhill skiing, but I've never been XC. Is this trip too much for me? I don't want to slow the group down.

    January 4, 2014

5 went

  • Ugur
    VP Safety, Organizer 2015, Co-Organizer
    Event Host
  • Alina
    Organizer 2015, Assistant Organizer
    Event Host
  • Kurtis
    Organizer, Member 2015, Assistant Organizer
  • Dan I
    member 2014
  • Don F
    member 2015

Membership dues

CAD20.00 before first trip

This covers: Annual Membership

Payment is accepted using:

  • PayPal
  • Cash or check - “Payment must be made before attending your first trip of the year with CORA. Your Membership will be valid until the next AGM.

Refunds are not offered for this Meetup.

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