X Country Skiing - Lake Louise Ice Magic Festival - Sun, Jan 29 2023

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X Country Skiing - Lake Louise Ice Magic Festival (1/29/2023)

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED:Once you've reviewed the event details, and decided you'd like to join us, you MUST sign up at the bottom of this page.

You are STRONGLY encouraged to read this page in its entirety before signing up. If you'd like to attend, we ask that you abide by our rules and procedures as a time/cost saving process (with an end result of keeping membership free and lower cost events).

The Basics:
STATUS: Cancelled - Hide from Calendar
Event Type:Ski - Cross-Country
Event Location:Tram Trail Parking Lot in the Village
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Jan 29 2023  10:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: 8:00 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Jan 28 2023 3:00:00 PM
Event Duration:3.5 to 4 hours, plus travel time of ~ 2 hours each way
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Julie
You must be logged in to get the Event Coordinator contact information.
Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:8
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 0 (Log in to see who's signed up.)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Distance: ~20 Kms
Elevation gain: ~350m
Pace: Moderate 5-6 kms/hr

We will start at the bottom of the tram trail in the village, ski a nice gradual climb to the top of the tram trail, possibly do a loop on the lake, stop for lunch and enjoy the display of ice sculptures, then on to the Fairview trail and then a great downhill on Moraine and the bottom of the tram trail.
Pace will be slow to moderate, so if you like to go fast this event may not be for you. Suitable for advanced beginners and intermediate skiers. (Mainly green trails, but there is some blue on the Fairview section)

Required Items to Bring:
- XC equipment and wax
- Layered clothing
- Backpack with extra warm clothes
- Lunch and snacks
- Water
- Park Pass or $ for Park Entry
- money to pay carpool
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
- Personal First Aid Kit
- Camera

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Take Hwy 1 to the Lake Louise turnoff. At the top of the turnoff, turn left on Lake Louise Drive across the highway overpass. Turn right at the second stop sign on Sentinel Road just before the hill leading to the Chateau, and look for a large parking lot on the left side of the road across from the CPR station.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):304Km
Carpool Departure Time: 8:00 AM
Carpool Location:   Log in for location
Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
** Calgary Transit Info
Carpool Cost: Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $106.40 (calculated at total Km * $0.35, effective Thursday, March 23, 2023). This is based on $0.16/Km for maintenance, plus current gas price divide by 9. Alternately your carpool driver may choose to split the maintenance cost plus the actual gas cost among all in the vehicle. Your carpool driver will confirm exactly how much money they require to cover costs. Please split the actual cost among all people in the vehicle.


Winter Safety Considerations

Entered by Julie Jack on January 5, 2023

Terrain Classification: This event is exempt from avalanche planning because it is on a groomed cross country trail.

Note that COC event coordinators are volunteers and are not trained guides. All participants are responsible for assessing the current road, weather, trail and avalanche conditions for the trip.

- Details of this event are subject to undergo a change at any point in time, with or without warning.
- Notice any errors or problems in the information on this page? Please notify our Content Editor(s), Wendy W and Lynda H., at content@calgaryoutdoorclub.com.

Cost & Payment:
Voluntary Donations:Although there is no cost for this event, please note that the club survives on voluntary donations. Please consider making a donation based on the value you feel you receive from the club. See our How You Can Help page for more information.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance: