There is always someone faster than you, likely just not us. Us slowpokes may aspire to be faster but are happy with 200-250 v-m/hour ascent rates. We have stamina, sure, maybe do long days, just not that fast (yet?). If, like us, you are sometimes concerned with holding up faster groups, you may enjoy a relaxed, easy and friendly paced 'slowpokes' ski tour. Come join us!
This is early season ski tour is up to Hidden Lake behind the Lake Louise ski resort: It is about 8 km in and 700 m up, with a fairly fast and easy ski-out back down to the cars at end of day.
We start touring at the Skoki Trail parking lot, ascending Skoki Trail to pass Temple Lodge at ≈km 4. At about ≈km 7 (500 m elevation gain) we reach the rustic old Half-Way Hut, which may be a good spot for a lunch break. The plan is to explore westward from here to nearby Hidden Lake where we may find ≈200 v-m ski lines to enjoy on the moderately challenging SW aspect slopes east of the lake, or on the mellower slopes south of the lake.
Please bring your avy sense so that we can all participate in route selection and decision making when leaving the simple terrain of Skoki Trail.
It may not be fast going up, but it will be fun.
Required Items to Bring:
Bring the usual; 3-antennae beacon, probe and shovel, etc.
How to Get There:
Carpool Departure Time:
West Valley Carpool Parking Lot
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That is, the carpool and meeting spot is a couple hundred meters east of the new Calgary Climbing Centre on West Valley Road SW (SW of the Hwy#1 west and Stony Trail NW intersetion). Exit Hwy#1 onto Valley Ridge Blvd NW, take the traffic circle and head south under the #1 highway, then east a few hundred meters to the parking lot.
Please ensure that you are familiar with our club waiver, which I will bring for us to sign before leaving the carpool parking lot on Saturday.
Waiver: Everyone attending this event will be required to sign the
at the beginning of the event. Read the waiver carefully to ensure you fully
understand it. If possible, please print and fill it out except for
the signature fields before arriving at the event.
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Registration for this event closed on Friday, December 07, 2018 at 03:00 PM.