April $2 Lift ticket @ Norquay!

There are 6 Questions as the end.  Please answer them all even if it's a N/A (Not Applicable), or risk being removed.  (If you put N/A for all, I will remove you.)

It's Toonie Time at Norquay! Yup it's true! The day has been changed and now it's on Wednesdays. This is open to skiers and boarders at all levels.  They will have lesson deals too on this day.  This deal is for AB Residents. They usually require something (a driver's license, or AB Health or Student ID) to prove residency.

You will also need to equip yourself. they have rentals at the hill, and we get there before the lifts start.  Or you can get stuff likely cheaper in town, but we will not be stopping for this, you need to sort it out on your own.

Click below to get the conditions.  (I personally only check them the night before.)




Note: The Car Pool Location

It's close to the 69th St. LRT has nearby bus access (#94) and free Parking on the street.

Yes we do meet quite early at the carpool as to get to the Hill in good time for a close parking spot, or else we could be half way down the mountain... and have to walk up. ): That's really not fun.  Also we sort out the drivers and passengers right away and leave fairly quickly.

Car Pool Costs: Zone 3; $20@

Plus if you do not have a park pass you are expected to chip in to the driver for that, or to the person who provides the pass for the Auto.  If you have one please bring it as your driver may not have one.  If you have one but we don't use it you are not expected to chip in.  It would be $9.80 at the park gate for a single person's day pass, or just a bit under $20 for the group day pass.

We tend to head to the end of the lodge near the big fireplace as it's close to the bathrooms and has cubby holes for storing gear.  We into get our outdoor gear and stow our bags then we can see who's wearing what, and hopefully recognize each other more quickly on the hill.   Wear/bring weather appropriate clothes and something bright and boldly unique thus making you more distinct, so if we get separated you are easier to spot. Plus wacky stuff makes it more festive and fun. :D

We'll start pretty much with the lifts opening up and do a few warmup runs on the Cascade chair then break into groups according to ability and speed, then meet back up for about an hours lunch at 11:30.

If it's nice this month we might eat outside.  If they have Burgers on the deck they were great, and their Lasagne was huge and quite tasty. It might be busy so I recommend packing your lunch, but at this price you could splurge.  They did have microwaves and a Hot Water tap.  I'll bring the red grape juice this time.  After lunch we can re-group and hit the slopes again. I don't plan to stop till 4:00 when the lifts cease.

Sometimes I like to see how cheap we can make each run. One time I got 36 runs in on one of the days.

Following the day on the slopes, if there is interest and rides can be sorted out, we may be stopping in Banff for a soak in the Hot Springs (so bring your suits 'n stuff, or you can rent suits and towels) followed by Dinner.

As soon as I see your answers I will add you to the list. :D

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  • Malu C.

    Hi guys, I need to stop at work first think so can't carpool. If I leave on time I'll catch a ride with my neighbour, but will get there later on. Have fun!

    April 1, 2014

  • Cheyne

    Hi there, is there possible someone can pick me up somewhere nearby bow Trail and 45 ST SW? It's as furthest as car2go can reach.

    March 25, 2014

    • Cynthia R.

      Are you sure? This is within the city limits. In fact the city limits are still west of us by 14blocks. Plus there are LRT Stations close by, 17th Ave. and 45th St. is near your posted limit and then you can go two more stops to 69th st.

      March 25, 2014

    • Cheyne

      Yea, the car2go has home area limit is Sarcee trail as west boundary. You can park anywhere outside the boundary but it'll be considered as using cars, until you move it back to home area. So if I park car2go at meeting spot, it'll cost me 89+tax for a day rental. I'll check the 69 train schedule, if they have train arrive the meeting spot before 7am from downtown, it shouldn't be problem for me.

      March 25, 2014

  • Cynthia R.

    To get on the event, all one has to do, is answer the questions.

    March 25, 2014

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