Past Meetup

Cross Country Skiing, Boom Lake instead of Pipestone Trails

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North Edworthy Park

Bowness Road and Shagannappi Trail · Calgary, AB

How to find us

Look for the White Ford Explorer in the Northeast corner of the parking lot.

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The Pipestone Cross Country Ski Trails are closed until after Christmas due to construction. We will be skiing Boom Lake instead.

Description: The Boom Lake trail is deservedly one of the most popular in the Rocky Mountains. Due to its high location near Vermilion Pass, it receives snow early and keeps the know well into the spring. It takes little snow to make the trail skiable and you can often find keen skiers on the trail as early as November. In addition to good early season snow conditions, the trail is very pleasant and makes a nice easy outing.

Grade: Easy to Moderate

Distance: 10 Kilometer Return

Height Gain: 180 Meters

Maximum Elevation Gain: 1,890 Meters

Duration: Three to Five Hours

What to Bring: Please see the standard Day Trips Checklist under Resources on the Club website.

Event Coordinator: For inquires, please contact the event coordinator Lori, aka Tigger, at [masked] or (403)[masked]. On the day of the event, please call or text me at (403)[masked].

Meeting Time and Place: Please arrive no later than 7:45 a.m., in the northeast corner of the Edworthy Parking Lot, to arrange carpooling as we will be departing at 8:00 a.m. sharp.

Driving Distance: 159 Kilometers one way, approximately 1 hours and 43 minutes driving. The Club suggests a compensation of $0.06 cents per kilometer both ways for the driver(s) of the carpools. (Approximately $19.00)

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 ( ) and bring it with you.

For those that are interested, we will be stopping in Canmore for light snacks and refreshments before returning to Calgary.