• Hike (urban) 3 Sisters Pathway

    North Edworthy Park

    Description: 3 Sisters Pathway is an urban hike in the mountains. Some of the route is paved (and ploughed in the winter) and some is “gravel/organic”. Since it’s in Canmore it’s ‘urban’ but we’ll get views of surrounding peaks as we follow the Bow River, 1st upstream and then down, making a couple of loops as we do so. No lunch need be made as we take a short side trip to have lunch in recommended Pinky’s Diner (inexpensive, homemade, simple fare) in the Canmore Legion building downtown. Distance is just over 11 km with a cumulative elevation of about 300 m. Note that participation is capped at 10 (for the sake of the diner staff). Notice of Cancellation: The trip leader will contact registered participants by phone or email if the trip is cancelled or postponed. Registrants are asked to change their RSVP if they have a change of plan. Event Location/Destination: Canmore (https://goo.gl/maps/Tvz8aF65AG82), AB Driving Distance: 90.5 km one-way ($10 carpool fee suggested) What to bring: See the appropriate standard Day Trips checklist on the Club website under Resources/ but do bring traction aids because parts of the route could be icy. Event Difficulty Level: Easy (urban pathway) Guest policy: Guests are welcome to 'try us out' on a couple of events. Do fill out a Guest Waiver (http://calgaryskiclub.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Calgary-Ski-Club-Informed-Consent-and-Assumption-of-Risk-Agreement-.pdf) & bring it to the trip leader each time.

  • Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoeing Windup Event!

    Danish Canadian Club

    It's that time of year for our annual Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoe Windup event, where we share stories from our challenging winter events! Who Can Attend: Calgary Ski Club Members who took part in cross country skiing and snowshoeing trips this past winter of 2018 and 2019. Cost: This first $25.00 of the Member's dinner will be covered by the Calgary Ski Club. Any costs over and above, along with any alcoholic beverages, will be the responsibility of the Member. If there are any photographs that you have forgotten to upload to an event, this is the time to do it. Bob will collect the photographs from the various meetup events and produce a slideshow to be presented at the dinner. Or if you prefer, please contact Bob on how to forward your photographs to him directly. This is always a fun and entertaining event! Deadline to submit photos to Bob is Monday, April 22. Event Coordinators: Lori, aka Tigger and Bob Wilson Contact Information: Lori (403)[masked] or [masked] or Bob at (403)[masked] or [masked]. For catering purposes, please respond by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, 23. See you Saturday, April 27!

  • Bow Valley Provincial Park

    North Edworthy Park

    Description: Drive west on Highway 1 until Interchange 114. Turn right at first exit and follow Route 1X. Turn Left into Bow Valley Provincial Park (after approximately 1 kilometer). We will follow the road to the parking lot for Middle Lake. We will walk around Middle Lake and continue through the Elk Flats and Whitefishy Day Use Areas to Many Springs. We will walk around this small lake and then go to the river, which we will follow in a northeasterly direction for about 1.3 kilometer before turning toward the Middle Lake Parking area, where we will finish. Depending on the weather, I expect good views and also that this trail will be mostly clear (take traction aids with you, just in case there is snow and ice on the trail.) Distance: Approximately 7.5 Kilometers Maximum Elevation Gain: 150 Meters Difficulty: Easy Duration: Four to Five Hours Meeting Time and Place: Please arrive no later than 8:45 a.m., at North Edworthy Park, north side, to arrange carpooling, as we will be departing at 9:00 a.m. sharp. Driving Distance: The Calgary Ski Club suggests a compensation of $0.06 cents per kilometer both ways for the driver(s) of the carpools. RSVP Deadline: Thursday, 2019 May 2 at 5:00 p.m. What to Bring: Please see the standard Day Trips Checklist under Resources https://calgaryskiclub.org/resources/cross-country/ on the Club website. Event Coordinator: For information and to register for this event, please contact John Robinson at (403)[masked]. Also, please note that John is "Not Online". You must contact John at the telephone number provided to attend this hike. Notice of Cancellation: The trip leader will contact registered participants by telephone or by email if the trip is cancelled or postponed. Participants are asked to contact the trip leader if they have a change of plans. Guest Policy: Guests are welcome to 'try us out' on a couple of events. Please complete a Guest Waiver ( https://calgaryskiclub.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Calgary-Ski-Club-Informed-Consent-and-Assumption-of-Risk-Agreement-.pdf ) and bring it with you.

  • Come Join Us for a round of Golf

    Needs a location

    Looking for something fun to do this summer? Our member Colin is looking for fellow golfers to join him for a few casual rounds of golf throughout the summer. Locations are local 9 hole courses with a few 18 holes thrown in. All skill levels are welcome. 8 spots are usually booked for Sundays all summer long and are available on a first come, first served basis. Colin will email all who are on his contact list advising of location and time - and the first 8 who respond will be golfing with him on the Sunday This is meant to be fun rather than competitive. Join Colin on the patio afterward for a drink, bite and a few laughs. Please respond directly to Colin with your email address for this event, then watch your emails for notification! Please note: these notifications will come from Colin - not MeetUp. Contact Colin at [masked] or call him at[masked]

  • Lightning Peak (Livingstone range): Exploratory hike

    Dutch Creek Campground

    We will car camp at Dutch Creek Campground and do several day hikes from this base. It is possible to drive out as a day trip from Calgary, but there is no cel service at the campground to accommodate any late changes. Distance: 20km Elevation gain: 1000m Difficulty: Strenuous, rugged terrain, difficult route finding. Pace: FAST

  • Sugar Loaf (Livingstone range): Exploratory Hike

    Dutch Creek Campground

    We will car camp at Dutch Creek Campground and do several day hikes from this base. It is possible to drive out as a day trip from Calgary, but there is no cel service at the campground to accommodate any late changes. The hike involves a rugged drive to the trailhead requiring a high clearance 4x4. Limited to 4 participants unless additional attendees can bring one. Distance: 8 to 15 km Elevation: 700 to 1000m Difficulty: Strenuous, difficult Pace: FAST

  • Maze Peak

    Bighorn Campground

    We will car camp at Bighorn Campground near Ya ha Tinda ranch and do several day hikes from this base. It is possible to drive out as a day trip from Calgary, but there is no cel service at the campground, so can't accommodate last minute changes. The camping is FREE but PRIMITIVE. Toilets, picnic tables, and basic fire pits. No water. Bring your own water, enough for the whole weekend. No stores or amenities of any kind nearby. I have recently done this hike and know the way, but participants should do their own research, know their limits, and have confidence in navigating off trail through difficult terrain. The unmarked trail begins through flat open spruce forest with occasional deadfall easily navigated around. Within 300 m begin a steepening ascent straight up through open spruce glades then a steep but manageable scree slope. Gain the broad moderately angled ridge, navigating around occasional outcrops. After 2.7 km and 600m elev gain, reach a mini summit with expansive views. An additional 600 m distance east and 200 m elevation gain on a scree sideslope requiring careful route finding leads to the summit of Maze Peak. Return the same way. Note: This event is limited to paid up Calgary Ski Club members or their guests.

  • Upper Stoney Trail / Near Rafter's Six Ranch

    North Edworthy Park

    Description: Drive west on Highway 1 to Interchange 114. Turn right at the second exit toward Rafter Six Ranch. At the stop sign, proceed straight ahead into the parking lot. We will follow an old gravel road, pass some decaying indian lodges and connect with Upper Stoney Trail. We will follow it for approximately 1.5 kilometers then continue along the edge of the river. We will get good views of the river and farther out of the area of Canoe Meadows. If there are people kayaking, we can get right down to the water's edge to watch them for a while. This trail will intersect with Stoney Trail and we will then follow Stoney Trail back to where we started. Depending on the weather, I expect good views (weather permitting) and that the trail will be mostly clear and dry. Please bring traction aids with you (just in case) there is some ice and some. Distance: Approximately 14 Kilometers Maximum Elevation Gain: 270 Meters Difficulty: Easy / Moderate Duration: Four to Five Hours Meeting Time and Place: Please arrive no later than 8:45 a.m., at the North Edworthy Park, north side, to arrange carpooling, as we will be departing at 9:00 a.m. sharp. Driving Distance: The Calgary Ski Club suggests a compensation of $0.06 cents per kilometer both ways for the driver(s) of the carpools. RSVP Deadline: Thursday, 2019 May 9 at 5:00 p.m. What to Bring: Please see the standard Day Trips Checklist under Resources https://calgaryskiclub.org/resources/cross-country/ on the Club website. Event Coordinators: For information and to register for this event, please contact John Robinson at (403)[masked]. Also, please note that John is "Not Online". You must contact John at the telephone number provided to attend this hike. Notice of Cancellation: The trip leader will contact registered participants by telephone or by email if the trip is cancelled or postponed. Participants are asked to contact the trip leader if they have a change of plans. Guest Policy: Guests are welcome to 'try us out' on a couple of events. Please complete a Guest Waiver ( https://calgaryskiclub.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Calgary-Ski-Club-Informed-Consent-and-Assumption-of-Risk-Agreement-.pdf ) and bring it with you.

  • Poplar Peak

    Bighorn Campground

    We will car camp at Bighorn Campground near Ya ha Tinda ranch and do several day hikes from this base. It is possible to drive out as a day trip from Calgary, but there is no cel service at the campground so can't accommodate last minute changes. The camping is FREE but PRIMITIVE. Toilets, picnic tables, and basic fire pits. No water. Bring your own water, enough for the whole weekend. No stores or amenities of any kind nearby. Poplar Peak involves an initial 4 km of walking through flat and gently undulating open montane prairie ranch land using horse and game trails. For the next 1.5 km begin a steeper climb through open glades of aspen and spruce, eventually gaining a broad easy scree ridge leading to a mini summit viewpoint. Elevation gain 600m, 5.5 m distance to this potential turnaround point. The final OPTIONAL summit push requires an additional 2km and 350 m elevation gain on awkward but manageable scree. Return the same way. Note: This event is limited to paid up Calgary Ski Club members or their guests.

  • Hat Peak

    Bighorn Campground

    We will car camp at Bighorn Campground near Ya ha Tinda ranch and do several day hikes from this base. It is possible to drive out as a day trip from Calgary, but there is no cel service at the campground, so can't accommodate last minute changes. The camping is FREE but PRIMITIVE. Toilets, picnic tables, and basic fire pits. No water. Bring your own water, enough for the whole weekend. No stores or amenities of any kind nearby. This hike involves an initial 3km walk along a flat to gently rising open wide trail. Then follow the trail 5.5km up a generally moderate incline to a broad open summit ridge and extensive plateau with great views. Return the same way or complete an optional loop to the west through spruce forest. Total elev gain 700m distance 17 km Note: This event is limited to paid up Calgary Ski Club members or their guests.