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Summer Whistler All Sports Trip during Crankworx Festival


Join the S'no Joke Ski club for a fun summer all sports Whistler trip during the Crankworx Festival.  Aug 7th to 10th.  Click this link for details about the festival:

40 on the trip; trip closes at 44; don't miss out on the fun!

There are going to be planned activities for everyone or just soak up the sun out on the deck and take in the sights and sounds of the village during one of the most action-packed festivals all year.

We will be staying in 2 bed/2 bath condos at the Tantalus Lodge, just 7 minutes from the gondolas.  Each condo has a full kitchen, one room with a queen, 1 room with 2 twin beds, and a fold out couch.  There are 4/condo. Cost is $170 per person for the whole trip.  We will be organizing some group condo dinners and will also arrange some happy hour get togethers.  All dinners/food/drink are paid for by the trip member. 

We will be arriving throughout the day on Thurs Aug 7th (carpools are being arranged).  For those that want to mountain bike in Squamish, we will be stopping there to bike some of the nearby trails.  Everyone else will continue on to the village.  We will have a welcome party meeting TBD depending on how many people are on the trip.   

We are still finalizing the planned activities, but here is a quick snap shot of what is in store so far:

Thurs 7th: Mountain bike riding in Squamish on way up; Jeff Starr trip leading; details TBD 

Thurs 7th; meet/greet at local bar in evening; details TBD 

Fri 8th: Mountain Biking Whistler area with Jeff Starr: details TBD Fri 8th: Valley Trail Easy Bike ride; Marcia Green Leading; departure time around 9:30 from condo: details below 

Come and discover some of the hidden beauty  of Whistler along the paved multi use trail known as Valley Trail which links Whistler Creekside in the south to Emerald Estates in the north.  We will share the trail with cyclists, pedestrians and if we are lucky a Bear or two (well bear scat!) This scenic and relatively flat route forms the backbone of human powered travel in the community, offers a great introduction to the area and its natural beauty.  The Valley Trail also accesses Meadow Park Sports Center with its playing fields and water park, Rainbow Beach, Lost Lake, Wayside, Lakeside and Alpha Lake Parks which are a great opportunity for a quick swim, picnic or washroom break.  The whole trail is only 30km long so this is not about distance or speed but about enjoying the cycling trails and parks of Whistler and a fun day out with a picnic.

Bring the 10 essentials…

1.  Bike in working order – that means air in the tires ! 

2.  Tire repair kit and pump

3.  Cycling helmet although 99% of the time we will be on the trail

4.  Water – lots of water it will be hot

5.  Sunscreen

6.  Picnic lunch

7.  Swimming gear – we can stop and take a plunge in one of the lakes

8.  Camera

9.  $$ in case you want more water/snack from a vendor in one of the parks

10.  Sense of humour, the latter being as important as a bike in good working order.

Marcia –[masked]

Sat 9th: Hike Garibaldi Lake and for those hearty hikers, continue up to Black Tusk; trip leader: Kary York, details TBD, but will be an early morning condo start about 7 am. 

Sat 9th; Mountain biking in Whistler; Jeff Starr leading; details TBD 

Sun 10th: Tandem Skydiving in Pemberton, allow for 3 hours,10,500 foot drop over Mt. Currie;  trip leader Kary York, cost $279 + $85 if you want the video (Canadian dollars). Sun 10th:

Sun 10th, more mountain biking in Squamish on way home; trip leader Jeff Starr; details TBD  

To sign up, email Kary York, [masked] or call[masked] to get additional details and arrange for payment.

See ya on the mountain!

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  • Monte S.

    I'm bringing my in-line skates (just in case). There are some trails away from the village that are smooth and quite nice for skating. Maybe Sunday instead of mountain biking in Squamish, or whenever there's an opportunity. Anyone want to join me?

    1 · June 24, 2014

  • Kary Y.

    33 going so far...only 11 spots left; deadline to sign up is June 29th. Please only RSVP if you have paid for the trip. Cost is $170

    June 4, 2014

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