Cascade Fire Road near Lake Minnewanka - Sun, Jan 1 2023

Cascade Fire Road near Lake Minnewanka (1/1/2023)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Ski - Cross-Country
Event Location:Banff National Park
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Jan 1 2023  10:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: 8:30 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Dec 31 2022 7:00:00 PM
Event Duration:~3hours plus driving time
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Julie
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:6
Maximum No. Guests:0
Minimum Group Size:2
Maximum No. Guests Per Member:0
Number Registered So Far: 4 (Log in to see who's signed up.)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

If your New Year's resolution was to be more active this year, let's start it out right.
Distance ~15 km and up to 200m elevation gain if we decide to proceed past bridge.
This trail is double track set for the first few kilometers then reduced to single track set. We will ski to Cascade Bridge spanning the Cascade River, approximately 7.4 km from the Lake Minnewanka parking lot. There are picnic tables for us to stop and have lunch. We will assess skiing further after lunch, if not then we will will ski back to the parking lot.
This trail offers amazing views of the surrounding mountains. The trail is fairly flat for the most part. There is a gradual hill at the beginning so you should be comfortable with the herring bone technique.

Required Items to Bring:

- Park Pass
- Skis, boots & poles
- Warm layers
- Hot drinks
- Lunch
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
first aid kit

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Take Hwy 1 west to Lake Minnewanka Road (exit just before Banff). Take Lake Minnewanka Road to Lake Minnewanka Parking Area (the winter trailhead for Cascade Fire Road).
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):190Km
Carpool Departure Time: 8:30 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 $60.80 (calculated at total Km * $0.32, effective Thursday, June 13, 2024). 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
Terrain Classification: Done by Julie Jack, December 29, 2022. This event is exempted from avalanche planning because it is on groomed XC ski routes. Note that COC event coordinators are volunteers and are not trained guides. All participants are responsible for assessing the current road conditions, current weather conditions, current trail conditions and current avalanche conditions for the trip.
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Cost & Payment:
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