Training and Courses

The Parkland Cross Country Ski Club provides training in several winter outdoor disciplines including: Beginner and Intermediate Ski Lessons, Avalanche Beacon Use, Introduction to Mountain Touring, Map & Compass, GPS, and Tour Leading. Most of these classes are open  to the public but preference will be given to Parkland Members.  Our ski lesson program is run in co-operation with the City of Red Deer. Click Ski Lessons for more information.
For membership info see http://www.parklandxcskiclub.org/membership-info/

Contact Kelly at 403-343-3882 for Registration and information

2014-2015 Parkland XC Ski Club Schedule: TO BE UPDATED (2015.10.07)

Event Date
Event Type
Event Details
Difficulty Level
Max# of Tourers
Event
Cost
Oct-18
Course
map & compass training
Event Leader: Steve Bennett
Riverbend Club House. Bring your lunch and be prepared to spend the day outside.
Oct 25-26
Course
TL 1 Training
Location: Riverbend Club House
Event Leader: Kelly Bogle
Bring your lunch and be prepared to spend the day outside.
???
Course
Introduction to mountain Touring
Location: ???
Event Leader: Steve Davies
Nov 28-30
Tour
Elk Lake
Location: "Ribbon Creek Hostel Nov. 28, Elk Lake Cabin Nov. 29"
Event Leader: Steve Bennett???
Beginner Backpack
Skiers: 14
68.38
Dec 5-7
Course
TL1 Field Training
Location: Hilda Hostel Dec. 5,6
Event Leader: Kelly Bogle
Assistant: Brian Davies
TL Candidates *AVI
Skiers: 6
70.44
Dec 19-20
Course
AST 1 ???
Location: Lake Louise
Event Leader: Kelly Bogle
Skiers: 8
Dec 26-27
Jan 2-3
Jan 9-11
Course
TL Refresher
Location: Rampart Hostel Jan. 9,10
Event Leader: Kelly Bogle
Assistant: Steve Bennett
Skiers: 8 *AVI67.95
Jan 16-18
Tour
Fondu
Location: Ribbon Creek Hostel Jan. 16,17
Event Leader: Marilyn
Beginner
Skiers: 12
65.68
Jan 9-11
Tour
Hilda Yo-Yo
Location: Ramparts Hostel Jan. 9,10
Event Leader: Steve Bennett
Assistant: Kelly Bogle
**Please note date change
Beginner - Fat Ski *AVI
Skiers: 6
70.44
Jan 23-25
Tour
Healy Pass
Location: Bell Cabin Jan. 23,24
Event Leader: Steve & Jane Davies
Intermediate *AVI
Skiers: 10
73.56
Jan 30
Day Tour
MOONLIGHT SKI and POTLUCK CHILI SUPPER
Join us for a Moonlight ski from Great Chief Park , meet near picnic shelter at 5:30 pm sharp to ski. A potluck supper/social to follow at about 7-7:30 pm .BYOB if you desired, chili [meat & vegetarian] tea ,coffee and juice supplied. Headlamp optional. Max of 20 participants .

Please confirm attendance and item for potluck if attending by calling coordinator , Linda Dickin at 403-342-1913 or e-mail at ltdickin@shaw.ca
Skiers: 20
Cancelled
Jan 30-31
Race
Bob Johnston Loppitt
Feb 6-8
Tour
Red Deer Nordic
Location: Rampart Hostel Feb. 6,7
Event Leader: Kelly Bogle
Skiers: 2463.61
Feb 13-14 (lw)
Course
Snow Cave Training: Shunda Creek & Hilda Hostel
Event Leader: Andy & Tophie Davies
Beginner *AVI
Skiers: 8
74.85
Feb 20-21
Course
Feb 27-29
Tour
Sask Toe
Location: Rampart Hostel Feb. 27,28
Event Leader: Debbie and Jeff Kirtzinger
Strong Beginner *AVI
Skiers: 12
65.68
Mar 6-8
Tour
Family Tour
Location: Ribbon Creek Hostel Mar. 6,7
Event Leader: John & Jenni Duke
Beginner
Skiers: 16
83.88
Mar 13-15
Tour
Paradise
Location: Castle Hostel Mar. 13,14
Event Leader: Marilyn Strilchuk
Strong Beginner
Skiers: 12
65.67
Mar 20-21
Mar 27-28
Apr 2-5
Tour
Assiniboine
Location: Bell Cabin April 2, Naiset Huts: April 3-4
Event Leader: Kelly Bogle
Intermediate *AVI
Skiers: 12
143.00 + Helicopter Flights
Apr 10 -11
apr 17 -18
Apr 23-26
Tour
Asulkan hut
Location: Asulkan Hut Apr. 23-24
Event Leader: Kelly Bogle
Assistant: Steve Bennett
Advanced *AVI
Skiers: 8
155.57