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We know snow & so much more! Come make the majestic Rockies your outdoor backyard with the oldest running ski club in Calgary. Make friends & keep active! Year round club for families and adults of all ages. We offer winter and summer programs. Winter programs include downhill skiing, snowboarding (http://www.meetup.com/yycskiclub_downhill), cross country skiing and snowshoeing (http://www.meetup.com/yycskiclub_xc_snowshoe). We also offer cross country ski lessons for kids (jackrabbits) (http://www.meetup.com/yycskiclub_jackrabbitlessons) and adults (http://www.meetup.com/yycskiclub_adultlessons). Summer programs include hiking and cycling (http://www.meetup.com/yycskiclub_xc_snowshoe). We also offer social and volunteering opportunities (http://www.meetup.com/yycskiclub). Join us now and be ready for a great adventure!

This Meet Up site gives information about all our cross country skiing, snowshoeing and summer events, like hiking and biking.

Please check out our other sites for other outdoor opportunities.

Please join our main meet up group at https://www.meetup.com/YYCSkiClub for information on socials, meetings and anything else that pertains to the whole Club

Upcoming events (5+)

XC weekend at Nipika Lodge

N. Edworthy Park Parking Lot

CA$100.00

• What we'll do: We're booked for a weekend in January 2019 at Nipika Lodge, this side of Radium, BC. Your cost will be $100 per person for 2 nights in a cabin like this, includes 2 days trail fees, a catered dinner Saturday night, and wine and cheese reception before Saturday's dinner in one of the cabins. • Plan is to carpool from Edworthy parking lot, club rates for mileage apply from Calgary and return. For those interested, we may hit up Radium Hot Springs on Saturday, after skiing these great trails. • What to bring: Dinner for Friday night, breakfasts and lunches for Saturday, Sunday. • Important to know: 50 km of groomed trails of all skill levels are waiting outside your cabin door. • Attendance has been capped at 29 persons so don't wait to book, this one will go fast. • Planning meeting will be done at Lazy Loaf and Kettle, 8 Parkdale Crescent NW at 7 pm on Jan 9. This meeting will set cabin groups, who is car pooling with whom, what to bring for Friday dinner, 2 breakfasts and lunches.

Cross Country Ski Cascade Fire Road - Banff National Park

North Edworthy Park

Description: One of the most popular trails in the Rocky Mountains. The snow is usually good and this trail is one of the first to be track-set. This trail is well maintained and is marked with trail number signs (#1). It climbs up for a short distance then descends to the road. Beyond this, follow the fire road for as far as you like. it climbs a bit but only just enough to give you a thrill on the way back down. There will be two trip leaders for the event. Lori / aka Tigger will lead the moderate skiers and Erika will lead the fast paced skiers. When responding, please answer the question "whether you are a moderate or fast paced skier." Distance: 13 Kilometers to Stony Creek (one-way) Height Gain: 180 Meters Maximum Elevation: 1,480 Meters Difficulty: Easy to Moderate Event Coordinators: For inquires, please contact the event coordinators Lori, aka Tigger, at [masked] or (403)[masked] or Erika Harrison at (403)[masked] or [masked]. On the day of the event, please call or texted Lori at 403)[masked] or Erika 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: Approximately 1 Hour and 40 Minutes / 120 Kilometers one way. The Club suggests a compensation of $0.06 cents per kilometer both ways for the driver(s) of the carpools. (Approximately $15.00 to $18.00) 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. What to Bring: Please see the standard Day Trips Checklist under Resources https://calgaryskiclub.org/resources/cross-country/ on the Club website. 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. Apre Skiing: For those that are interested, we will be stopping in Canmore on the return trip to North Edworthy Park for some refreshments and / or light snacks.

Snowshoeing Boom Creek to Boom Lake / Highway 93

North Edworthy Park

Boom Lake has similar terrific views as Taylor Lake, with less than a third of the uphill grind. We will snowshoe the trip in the morning to increase the chances of the sun illuminating the beautiful view of the lake. Even though the trail is popular with cross country skiers, we will be on the snowshoe trail. The trail crosses Boom Creek right way, goes for a short distance and eventually switchbacks to the left. A steady but gentle elevation gain ensues. The next 3.1 kilometers are more undulating, but still very easy and obvious. Near the end, the trail descends down and to the left of the lake and drops you out at the lakeshore. When the sun is shining on the lake and surrounding mountains, you are in for a treat. Boom Mountain, outliers of Chimney Peak, Quadra Mountain and Bident Mountain all tower majestically over the lake. Lake Height: 1893 Meters Elevation Gain: 175 Meters Distance Round Trip: 10.8 Kilometers Duration: 2.5 to 4.5 Hours Difficulty: Moderate / Intermediate What to Bring: Please see the standard Snowshoeing Checklist at https://calgaryskiclub.org/resources/snowshoeing-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 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 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. For those of you that are interested, we will be stopping at the Georgetown Pub in Canmore, 1101 Bow Valley Trail, http://www.georgetowninn.ca/georgetown_dining.htm for light snacks and refreshments.

Cross-Country Ski Tyrwhitt Loop, Peter Lougheed Park

North Edworthy Prark

This lovely trail offers outstanding views, with the possibility of exhilarating downhills. Distance: 16.8 km return. Trip direction will depend on snow conditions. Elevation gain: 210 metres Difficulty level: mostly Intermediate, but there are two steep downhills Event Coordinator: Bob Wilson, phone (cell) (403)[masked] voice or text Safety Precaution: be capable of handling steep downhills. What to bring: Please see the standard Day Trips checklist under Resources: https://calgaryskiclub.org/resources/cross-country/ Driving Distance: 145 km one way. The Club suggests a possible compensation of .06 cents per person per kilometre return Event Trailhead: Boulton Creek parking lot Notice of Cancellation: The trip coordinator will contact registered participants by phone or email if it is necessary to cancel the trip. Participants who have a change of plans can cancel their meetup, and/or contact the coordinator Guest Policy: guests are welcome to try the club for a couple of events, but they must complete and sign the Guest Waiver (http://calgaryskiclub.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Calgary-Ski-Club-Informed-Consent-and-Assumption-of-Risk-Agreement-.pdf) and bring it with them. For those interested, we will probably be stopping at Kananaskis Village for light snacks and refreshments afterwards.

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Ski Canmore Nordic Centre

N. Edworthy Park Parking Lot

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