Tour And Event Schedule

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Trips and Tours

A complete list of our proposed tour schedule for the year can be found here in detail or scroll down.

Please call the Contact for more information or to to sign up for a specific tour.

Parkland Cross Country Ski Club takes safety in the back country seriously has a policy that all tourers on back country trips with AST1 required carry an avalanche transceiver, shovel and probe and have a minimum of Avalanche Safety Level 1 (AST1) training. If you need avalanche safety equipment, we have some for rent at the following rates:

Transceivers   $10/weekend $5/extra day
Probes             $2/weekend $1/extra day
Hoe Shovels    no charge – we encourage all tourers to use hoe shovels!

Day Tours

While most Day Tours are planned in advance, they may also be organized on quite short notice due to changing snow conditions and weather. Check back frequently!

Day tours are for both club members and non members are welcome to try one out as well. If you are not a members you will be required to sign a waiver. Please call the Contact if you are interested in attending a tour, as tours may be cancelled if no interest is shown prior to one week in advance. Please watch for any changes or additions to the schedule.

Avalanche Rescue Training

Since the 2013/14 ski season any tours that go into avalanche terrain have required that all participants be certified in at least Level 1 of avalanche rescue training (AST1). All tours that go into avalanche terrain and require AST1 have been identified on the schedule below. For the safety of all concerned, there can be no exceptions.

The avalanche rescue certification can be any level of the Avalanche Skills Training (AST) beyond Companion Rescue. The Yamnuska Centre and the University of Calgary Outdoor Centre both operate excellent programs if the club is not running one itself.

The two day AST1 course  will give you an understanding of avalanches and avalanche terrain to help you assess your position and provide the rescue skills required to participate and contribute to your touring companions’ safety. The AST2 course is generally 4 days, requiring AST1 as a prerequisite, and will provide opportunities to enhance and deepen your knowledge and practice of the skills.

Calendar of Events

DATESEventDescriptionContactDetails
Sept 15, 2020Executive MeetingExecutive Meeting403-352-1900 7:00pm-9:00pm
Oct 1, 2020Executive MeetingExecutive MeetingLisa Marr-Laing
403-352-1900
7:00pm-9:00pm
Oct 27, 2020Executive MeetingExecutive MeetingJohn Dickin
7:00pm-9:00pm
Nov 2, 2020Season Kickoff - in Covid-safe style!Bower Kin Community CentreJohn Dickins
403-350-1721
Let's Go!
Nov 28, 2020Mountain Day TourShark Mountain Day TripIvan Dixon
403-707-8767
Beginner 15.5 km tour (may be mostly on groomed trails)
Nov 29, 2020Mountain Day TourShark Mountain Day TripIvan Dixon
403-707-8767
Beginner tour
Dec 6, 2020Jarvis Bay Provincial Park Day Tour7 kms of ungroomed trails on rolling hillsMarilyn Strilchuk
403-318-1680
Meet at 1pm at the Jarvis Bay Provincial Park parking lot
Dec 8, 20201st campfire socialCovid-safe gathering - all are welcome! Hike, ski or hangoutJohn Dickin
403-350-1721
Kiwanis Picnic Park (Little Chief) 6:00pm at the fire pit!
Dec 12, 2020Canmore area day tourA great trail will be chosen based on snow/weather - stay tuned!Andy Lamb
403-396-2343
Could be: Lake Louise, Cascade Fire Road, Mount Shark, Ribbon Creek or Peter Lougheed...
Dec 13, 2020Canmore area day tourA great trail will be chosen based on snow/weather - stay tuned!Andy Lamb
403-396-2343
Could be: Lake Louise, Cascade Fire Road, Mount Shark, Ribbon Creek or Peter Lougheed...
Jan 12, 2021Members ski and campfireCovid-safe gathering - all are welcome!Lisa Marr-Laing
403-352-1900
River Bend or Heritage Ranch - stay tuned! 6:00pm at the fire pit!
Jan 16, 2021Camrose Nordic Trails Day Tour
Groomed trails with some fun hills or flatsLinda Dickin
403-877-9947
Call Linda to get meeting plans
Jan 23, 2021Canmore area day tourA great trail will be chosen based on snow/weather - stay tuned!Kelly Bogle
403-343-3882
Could be: Lake Louise, Cascade Fire Road, Mount Shark, Ribbon Creek or Peter Lougheed...
Jan 24, 2021Canmore area day tourA great trail will be chosen based on snow/weather - stay tuned!Kelly Bogle
403-343-3882
Could be: Lake Louise, Cascade Fire Road, Mount Shark, Ribbon Creek or Peter Lougheed...
Jan 28-31, 2021Western FIS Cup and Peavey Mart AB Cup 5&6Regional races - to be held if Covid permitsLisa Marr-Laing
403-352-1900
River Bend Golf & Recreation Area - come volunteer!
Feb 6, 2021Blackfoot-Cooking Lake Day TourSkiing on the Birkie Trails the week prior to the big raceDave Allen
1-780-235-5627
Meet at the Waskahegan Trailhead at 10:00am (Let Dave know you are coming please)
Feb 9, 2021Members ski and campfireCovid-safe gathering - all are welcome!Lisa Marr-Laing
403-352-1900
River Bend or Heritage Ranch - stay tuned! 6:00pm at the fire pit!
Feb 20, 2021Canmore area day tourA great trail will be chosen based on snow/weather - stay tuned!Andy Lamb
403-396-2343
Could be: Lake Louise, Cascade Fire Road, Mount Shark, Ribbon Creek or Peter Lougheed...
Feb 21, 2021Canmore area day tourA great trail will be chosen based on snow/weather - stay tuned!Andy Lamb
403-396-2343
Could be: Lake Louise, Cascade Fire Road, Mount Shark, Ribbon Creek or Peter Lougheed...
Feb 27, 2021Mountain Day TourCrowfoot Pass - Banff areaIvan Dixon
403-707-8767
Beginner tour and turns - AST1 required
Feb 28, 2021Mountain Day TourCrowfoot Pass - Banff areaIvan Dixon
403-707-8767
1/2 day beginner tour and turns - AST1 required
Mar 6, 2021Canmore area day tourA great trail will be chosen based on snow/weather - stay tuned!Kelly Bogle
403-343-3882
Could be: Lake Louise, Cascade Fire Road, Mount Shark, Ribbon Creek or Peter Lougheed...
Mar 7, 2021Canmore area day tourA great trail will be chosen based on snow/weather - stay tuned!Kelly Bogle
403-343-3882
Could be: Lake Louise, Cascade Fire Road, Mount Shark, Ribbon Creek or Peter Lougheed...
Mar 13, 2021Pigeon Lake Provincial Park trail day tour3 loops with rolling hillsLinda Dickin
403-877-9947
Call Linda for meeting details
Mar 23, 2021Members ski and campfireCovid-safe gathering - all are welcome!Lisa Marr-Laing
403-352-1900
River Bend or Heritage Ranch - stay tuned! 6:00pm at the fire pit!
Mar 20, 2021Mountain Day TourBow Summit areaIvan Dixon
403-707-8767
Beginner tour
Mar 21, 2021Mountain Day TourBow Summit areaIvan Dixon
403-707-8767
Beginner tour
Apr 13, 2021Wrap up Social and Annual General Meeting Come gather to celebrate the season in a covid-safe social. (if meetings allowed)John Dickins
403-350-1721
Goodbye to snow!