Tour And Event Schedule

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Mountain Tours

A complete list of our proposed tour schedule for the year can be found here in detail; or in brief below as part of the event schedule. Please contact the Tour Leader 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 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. If you are not a members you will be required to sign a waiver. Please call the Co-ordinator if you are interested in attending a tour, as tours may be cancelled if no interest is shown prior to one week in advance . As with Mountain trips, if tours are out of town carpooling may be arranged and cost of gas is shared with passengers. Please watch for any changes or additions to the schedule.

Please contact the Tour Leader to sign up for a tour.

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 Mountain Tour Schedule. 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). 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

DATES
Event
Description
Contact
Details
Oct 9, 2018General MeetingSeason OpenerMarilyn Strilchuk
403-318-1680
Kerry Wood Nature Centre 7:30 pm
Oct 23, 2018Executive MeetingExecutive MeetingLisa Marr-Laing
403-352-1900
Marr-Laing Home 7:00pm-9:00pm
Nov 13, 2018General Meeting & PresentationGeneral Meeting - all are welcome!Marilyn Strilchuk
403-318-1680
Kerry Wood Nature Centre 7:30 pm
Nov 16-18, 2018Ski SwapWesterner GroundsMarilyn Strilchuk
403-318-1680
Buy, Sell, Volunteer!
Nov 20, 2018Executive MeetingExecutive MeetingLisa Marr-Laing
403-352-1900
Marr-Laing Home 7:00pm-9:00pm
Nov 29, 2018CourseIntro to Mountain Touring - what to expect, what to packLisa Marr-Laing
403-352-1900
Time & Location TBA
Nov 30-Dec 2, 2018Mountain TourElk Lake HutLisa Marr-Laing
403-352-1900
Beginner mostly on groomed trails
Dec 11, 2018General Meeting & PresentationGeneral Meeting - all are welcome!Marilyn Strilchuk 403-318-1680Kerry Wood Nature Centre 7:30 pm
Dec 6-9, 2018Mountain TourElizabeth Parker HutKelly Bogle
403-304-2694
Easy up fast down RDN Adventure Tour
Dec 14-16, 2018Mountain TourNigel PassDave Allen
dave_a_allen@hotmail.com
Intermediate
Dec 18, 2018Executive MeetingExecutive MeetingLisa Marr-Laing
403-352-1900
Marr-Laing Home 7:00pm-9:00pm - if enough business warrants
Jan 4- 6, 2019Mountain TourSimpson SlopesIvan Dixon
dixon.r.ivan@gmail.com
Intermediate day touring
Jan 7, 9, 14 & 16 2019CoursesAdult Ski Lessons M/W 4:30pm-6:00pmGreg Olson
403-505-0751
Sign up on Parkland Registration or at
https://zone4.ca/reg.asp?id=19170
Jan 7, 9, 14 & 16 2019CoursesAdult Ski Lessons M/W
6:30pm-8:00pm
Greg Olson
403-505-0751
Jan 8, 2019General Meeting & PresentationGeneral Meeting & PresentationMarilyn Strilchuk 403-318-1680Kerry Wood Nature Centre 7:30 pm
Jan 11-13, 2019Mountain TourGiant StepsTour leaders Ivan Ivan Dixon
dixon.r.ivan@gmail.com
Intermediate
Jan 18-20, 2019Mountain TourGoat Creek / Mt Shark RDN TourKelly Bogle
403-304-2694
RDN Adventure Tour
Jan 22, 2019Executive MeetingExecutive MeetingLisa Marr-Laing
403-352-1900
Marr-Laing Home 7:00pm-9:00pm
Jan 25-27, 2019Mountain TourFondue TourMarilyn Strilchuk 403-318-1680Easy Intermediate on groomed trails - Fondue supper Sat
Feb 1-3, 2019Mountain TourSkoki Day TourDave Allen
dave_a_allen@hotmail.com
Intermediate
Feb 8, 2019General Meeting & PresentationGeneral Meeting & PresentationMarilyn Strilchuk 403-318-1680Kerry Wood Nature Centre 7:30 pm
Feb 8-10, 2019Executive MeetingExecutive MeetingLisa Marr-Laing
403-352-1900
Marr-Laing Home 7:00pm-9:00pm
Feb 12, 2019General Meeting & PresentationGeneral Meeting & PresentationMarilyn Strilchuk 403-318-1680Kerry Wood Nature Centre 7:30 pm
Feb 15-22, 2019Canada Winter GamesBiathlon Event Lisa Marr-Laing
403-352-1900
https://www.canadagames.ca/2019/
Feb 23-Mar 1, 2019Canada Winter GamesCross Country EventLisa Marr-Laing
403-352-1900
https://www.canadagames.ca/2019/
Feb 26, 2019Executive MeetingExecutive MeetingLisa Marr-Laing
403-352-1900
Marr-Laing Home 7:00pm-9:00pm
Feb 22-24, 2019Mountain TourPurple / Wolverine BowlsDion Brosius
403-392-9113
Intermediate
Mar 1-3, 2019Mountain TourWest Niles Avi TrackIvan Dixon
dixon.r.ivan@gmail.com
Intermediate
Mar 2, 2019Canada Winter Games Closing CeremoniesClosing Ceremonieshttps://www.canadagames.ca/2019/tickets 10 % Early bird discount ends Oct 15, 2019
Mar 8-10, 2019Mountain TourFairview Loop / Pipestone TrailsMarilyn Strilchuk 403-318-1680Easy / Intermediate
Mar 12, 2019General Meeting & PresentationGeneral Meeting & PresentationMarilyn Strilchuk 403-318-1680Kerry Wood Nature Centre 7:30 pm
Mar 28-31, 2019Mountain TourMt. Assiniboine - Heli fly in (ski/heli out)Kelly Bogle
403-304-2694
Intermediate
Apr 9, 2019Annual General Meeting and Potluck SocialYear end wind down John Dickin
403-350-1721
EVERYONE WELCOME!
April 5-7, 2019Mountain TourWilcox PassDave Allen
dave_a_allen@hotmail.com
Intermediate