The season has begun - let's get out and get into shape for a hopefully long season! This event is for everyone - beginner to experts. If we have enough people, we can split into groups based on ability. Otherwise, the more experienced skiers can help coach the newbies.
We will travel at a moderate pace, covering around 12 km over 4 - 5 hours, including breaks. The trails are regularly groomed and trackset and we can adjust our route as needed. You should be comfortable with the idea of navigating some hills.
NOTE: I am not an instructor or trainer. If you are completely new to skiing, you may want to read or watch some training videos :) The other skiers and I will do our best to assist.
Distance: Approx 12 km return
Skiing Time: 5/6 hours estimate (off the trail by 4:30 ish)
RULES OF CONDUCT: By participating in this CORA activity, you automatically agree to follow the CORA Rules of Conduct. Please refer to the "About" menu tab on the main CORA page for the link to rules of conduct.
TRIP WAIVER AND CONDITIONS: You must sign a trip waiver to attend this event if you are not a paid member. The membership form can be downloaded under the "About" tab. Please read the document and fill in your personal details, but do not sign it. Your organizer will be your witness. Yearly membership fee is $20. Alternately, you may participate as a non-member for $5 for the day along with a completed waiver form.
As a convenience to participants only, we meet at the meeting point in Calgary then car pool from there. Please be on time. You may choose to meet us at the trailhead, but please advise your coordinator ahead of time. Please indicate in your RSVP COMMENTS if you can drive, if necessary. I need to know if we have adequate transportation for all participants. Please reimburse drivers for gas. Gas contributions for drivers to be equally divided among participants in each vehicle.
EQUIPMENT: Weather can change quickly -- sun, rain, wind, hot, or cool -- BE PREPARED.
- Dress for winter! Warm layers (yes you can get very hot skiing and will need to take some items off - then when you stop you will cool very fast...so absolutely NO COTTON! no jeans!
- Skis, boots, poles (you can rent from MEC or U of C outdoor centre or sport rent) .
- Wax/corks/scraper if your skis are waxable.
- Water/tea and lunch
- Personal first aid kit including blister treatments
- Money to reimburse driver for gas
RECOMMENDED: a camera, a change of clothes for after skiing, patience and sense of humour.
See you on the Trail!.