Calendar of Events

Check for updates regularly. For more details on tours see our Trips and Tours page.

Oct 5, 2023 through March 2024Masters dryland and on-snow training startsWed nights, 7:00pm at River BendAlanna Butler
Hone ski skills throughout the season, ends March
Oct 10, 2023General MeetingSeason OpenerLisa Marr-Laing
River Bend Clubhouse 7:00pm
Nov 10-12, 2023Mountain Tour - beginner+ track skiingMoraine Lake Road and/or Great Divide TrailKelly Bogle 403-304-2964Great season opener - get your mountain mojo on!
Nov 14, 2023General Meeting & PresentationRaft the Nahanni with Linda DickinMarilyn Strilchuk
River Bend Clubhouse 7:00pm
Nov 18, 2023Mountain Tour - beginner tourTrail Centre CabinIvan Dixon dixon.r.ivan@gmail.comGood beginner trip - 15 kms 350m vertical, 65-80mm width recommended for skis
Nov 19, 2023Mountain Tour - beginner+ tour and turnsEngadine Lower BurnIvan Dixon dixon.r.ivan@gmail.comNovice day turns in non-avi terrain, 7kms 460m vert, touring skis
Nov 20, 2023Mountain Tour - beginner+ tour on nordic skis Kananaskis Lookout
Accom: book your own
Ivan Dixon
Easy Ski - good season starter - metal edges recommended
Dec 8-10, 2023Mountain Tour - intermediate+ with alpine touring skisHilda Creek
Accom: Rampart Creek Hostel
Dave Allan
Yo-yo powder skiing - intermediate, AST1 required
Dec 15-17, 2023Mountain Tour - beginner+ with nordic touring skis (preferred)Elk Lakes TourKelly Bogle rkbogle@telusplanet.netGreat beginner backcountry trip
Jan 9, 2024General Meeting & PresentationDianne Rasmussen walks us through AfricaMarilyn Strilchuk
River Bend Clubhouse 7:00pm
Jan 19, 2024Mountain Tour - turning day on alpine touring skisNoseeum Creek turn dayIvan Dixon dixon.r.ivan@gmail.com1/2 day turns 2kms from trailhead, AST1 required
Jan 20 or 21, 2024 TBDMountain Tour - turning day on alpine touring skis
OXO aka Watermelon RidgeDave Allan
Easy approach into a bowl for turns
Jan 27, 2024Mountain Tour - beginner+ turns on apline touring skisCrowfoot drainage Ivan Dixon
Novice to intermediate turns on rarely-skied slopes, 12 km 800m vert, AST1 required
Jan 28, 2024Mountain Tour - touring on Nordic touring skisCrowfoot to Mosquito Creek HostelIvan Dixon dixon.r.ivan@gmail.com9km tour, 200m descent, 65-80mm skis, book accom yourself
Feb 2-4, 2024Race weekend - AB Cup 7&8Volunteers needed!Kelly Bogle rkbogle@telusplanet.netWatch for updates on FB and by email
Feb 13, 2024General Meeting & PresentationGeneral Meeting & PresentationMarilyn Strilchuk
River Bend Clubhouse 7:00pm
Mar 8-10, 2024Mountain Tour - Intermediate+ tourBald Hills tourDave Allan
AST1 Required, alpine touring skis
Mar 11, 2024Mountain Tour - turning day on alpine touring skis
Lovatt Scouts west bowlIvan Dixon
Make turns on a rarely-skied snow bowl, 17kms 950 vert, AST1 required
Mar 12, 2024General Meeting & PresentationGeneral Meeting & Presentation Marilyn Strilchuk
River Bend Clubhouse 7:00pm
Mar 16, 2024Mountain Tour - intermediate+ tours and turns on alpine touring skisHector RidgelineIvan Dixon
Intermediate turns, 11km 1000 vert, AST1 required
Mar 17, 2024Mountain Tour - intermediate+ tour and turns on alpine touring skisWest NileIvan Dixon
Intermediate turns, 6.5km 500m vert, AST1 required
Apr 9, 2024Annual General Meeting and Potluck SocialYear end wind down Lisa Marr-Laing 403-352-1900EVERYONE WELCOME!

Important Links

Parkland Cross-Country Ski Club Registration
CAA Avalanche Bulletins
Parks Canada Avalanche Bulletins
Red Deer Nordic Ski Club
Alberta Ski Trail Conditions courtesy of Ernie Wiens at U of A.
Ski Here! Trail and Trip Reports

There are more links for skiing and travel on this site.