Tag Archives: XC Skiing

Welcome to the 2022-23 Season!

Join us for a virtual tour through backcountry huts throughout the mountains with DON WALES,
January 10th, 202 7:30pm at
Kerry Wood Nature Centre, Red Deer – all are welcome!
  • Sign up with the club, sign up for trips and courses
  • Be with friends old and new
  • Chat about our adventures
  • Talk about snow making in the coming years
  • Plan for a new season
Prepare for a great season in 2023 with adult ski lessons!
Beginner classic and skate ski  classes
start January 2023

No skis? No problem! River Bend is renting them out daily during snow season.

Please let us know what adventures you are enjoying – post to the Parkland Cross Country Ski Club Facebook page!

Everyone is welcome to join us!

A Spectacular Week at Talus Lodge


In mid March, 12 Parkland members set off for Canmore to begin a beautiful week of skiing at Talus Lodge. We gathered from Red Deer, Lacombe, Edmonton and Rimbey – some old friends, some new – all happily ensconced on a Thursday night in the ACC Bell Cabin high on the hill above Canmore. The night was spent in prep for some, relaxing for others – all of us beginning the process of gelling as a group.

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Canmore Nordic Centre Prepares For 2013 XC-Ski Season

If you are looking for some early season skiing you might want to make plans to head to the Canmore Nordic Centre and check our Frozen Thunder.

From the Nordic Centre:

“Now that there is snow on the mountains, we are definitely all thinking about skiing! Our season passes go on sale tomorrow, with an early bird discount of 10% if purchased before October 30th. The prices remain the same as last year.

We are running Frozen Thunder this year, with the opening date being the 19th of October. It will be open for public use after 12pm daily and is not included in the season pass. We are actually selling a Frozen Thunder pass this year for $75 per adult for the month, or you may just purchase regular priced day tickets.

Our opening day for the regular season is November 15th. At this time, we cannot predict how much snow we will have, and therefore what trails will be open by this date, but Frozen Thunder will definitely be open as a regular trail. If the temperatures are favorable for snowmaking, we will have additional trails as well.”

For more information check out the Canmore Nordic Centre website.

Scenic detours on the Pipestone

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Lake Louise Pipestone Mountain Trip February 1-3, 2013

Trip Leader: Richard Townell

Participants: Lorna, Dianne, Sarah, Trudy, Shannon, Dave, Deb,  Dion, Marilyn,  Nancy, Frank, Marg, Sally, Sheila, Karen & Philip, Walter & Dianne.

The group arrived at different times on Friday and easily settled in by relaxing at the local pub and enjoying a campfire at the hostel’s courtyard. The weather was clear and warm making easy driving conditions for the drivers, thank you to the drivers!

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