We will take Fairview Trail to Moraine Lake Road. This is an easy to moderate ski with a steady gradual climb towards the turning point, and all downhill coming back. Generally, the slope going down is moderate allowing non-expert skiers to enjoy the thrill of downhill skiing – knowing how to snowplow, or being willing to learn is helpful. Skiers of all levels can participate as this trip is an in and out trip. Slower skiers can be picked up on the return so we all arrive and the parking lot on the way back at the same time.
Poul O will lead faster group, Gerry G will be with more relaxed group. Both will stop for lunch at same time, turn around and be at parking lot together.
Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate (D2 (http://www.calgaryoutdoorclub.com/events/difficultyratings.asp#xcski) to D3)
Distance: 15.6 km
Elevation: 250 m
Duration: 4 - 5 hrs (+ driving time; 2 hrs one way)
What to Bring: Banff Park Pass (if you have one)
Coordinators: Poul Overgaard and Gerry Galambos
Contact Information: [masked] or (403)[masked], [masked] or (587)[masked]
Trailhead: Lake Louise parking lot - left side
Driving Distance/Carpool Fee: 380 km, $25/person
Directions: From the Trans-Canada, turn off and left at Lake Louise. Stay on the main road, driving to Lake Louise parking lot, left side. (hit the washroom on right side first)
Carpool Departs At: 8: 00 am. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to coordinate carpooling.
Carpool Departure Location: Meet at the parking lot at the junction of Shaganappi Trail and Memorial Drive/Bowness Road. GPS coordinates are:[masked], [masked]. (Google Maps (http://goo.gl/maps/92my8))
Please Register now.
Guests: Non-members are welcome to attend two (2) events before signing up. To register, please contact the trip leader directly letting them know to expect you. Every non-member will need to sign the guest waiver found here (https://calgaryskiclub.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Calgary-Ski-Club-Informed-Consent-and-Assumption-of-Risk-Agreement-.pdf).
Notice of Cancellation: Please contact the trip leader if you need to cancel your registration.
Safety Precaution: Skiers should be comfortable with snowplow and herringbone, or willing to learn. Note: Location may change, or event may be cancelled depending upon the conditions.