Description: The Pipestone Trails offer a good days' skiing for beginners and experts alike. It is a great place to get a few hours of fresh air if you have limited time. The Pipestone network comprises of five numbered trails, which are graded easy to moderate. We will be skiing Trail Number 1. The trails run through a mixture of forest and clearings. The open area around the unnamed lake along the west arm of Trail Number 1, is an excellent area for a sunny lunch break. There are few hills of any steepness on Trail Number 1, however, the way the trails are laid out it is almost continuously uphill when skiing north (away from the parking lot) and then the return journey is a thrilling, but not excessively, steep downhill run. The trails are well marked with numbers and are easy to follow.
Grade: Easy to Moderate
Distance: 12.6 Kilometer Loop
Height Gain: 120 meters between the low point and high point of the trail system.
Maximum Elevation Gain: 1,670 Meters
Duration: Four to Five Hours
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 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: 182 Kilometers on way. The Club suggests a compensation of $0.06 cents per kilometer both ways for the driver(s) of the carpools. (Approximately $20.00)
Notice of Cancellation: The trip leader will contact registered participants 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.