Pocaterra Ridge for Slackers and Lappers - Sunday, Nov 15, 2020

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.
The Basics:
Event Type: Skiing 
Event Location: Pocaterra Ridge, Highwood Pass area 
Date(s) & Time:   Sunday, Nov 15, 2020 07:30 AM  
Registration Cut Off:   Saturday, Nov 14, 2020 04:00 PM  
Event Duration: Day Trip 
Difficulty Rating:   D2 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Wayne Gilraine

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members Only  
Attendee Screening:   Attendees are Pre-Screened
Maximum Group Size: 8
Maximum No. Guests: 0
Minimum Group Size: 3
Maximum No. Guests Per Member: 0
Number Registered So Far:   7 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No


COVID 19; Please note there are new protocols and guidelines that we must all adhere to while taking part in club events and courses. Please ensure you have read and understood the following documents:

Calgary Section Protocols

New Waiver/Declaration of Health

Trip Leader Checklist- Single-Day Policy

More snow is in the forecast! Lets explore Pocaterra Ridge in the Highland Pass area of Kananaskis Country.
2200 m elevation at the parking lot ... it will be good up there!
Lets check it out before the annual Nov 30 highway closure for the winter.

This will be EASY, FRIENDLY PACED ascent (likely only about 2 km/h). Energetic Lappers, however, should be able to ski extra laps as desired, if party member numbers and terrain allow, which it likely will; we can conscientiously plan and coordinate splitting into two groups, Slackers and Lappers. Slackers, like me, can find a safe spot for a long lunch and watch the lappers go! : -)

It is about 4 km in with 500 v-m elevation gain, plus any laps we may want to do.

Required Items to Bring:
The usual Avy safety gear (shovel, probe & 3-antennae beacon, etc), skis or split boards, skins, warm clothes, sunscreen, sunshades, water and lunch, etc

Recommended Items to Bring:
Your big smile.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:  
We will not have a formal car pool due to COVID, but we can all meet in west Calgary on Sunday morning at 7:30 am and have our parade of cars head out together from there. Let us meet at 7:30 am on Valley Meadow Close NW, near the Valley Ridge outdoor rink, as shown in the following link:

(zoom out for perspective).

The trailhead is at Highwood Pass parking lot on Hwy 40 which is about 135 km from west Calgary, and about 4 km south on highway 40 from the Elbow Lake trail parking lot, as shown in this link:

(zoom out for perspective).

AST-1 is a preferred minimum for participant safety training. Please bring your signed waiver (copies available at the "New Waiver/Declaration of Health" link shown above in green ink); I will have extra blank copies if needed.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
Please review our participant responsibility guidelines!

*Cancellation Policy*: If a participant is unable to attend a paid course or trip, there will be no refund unless the participant finds a suitable replacement that is acceptable to the trip coordinator. Acceptable waiting list candidates will have priority. It will then be the participant's responsibility to recover funds from the replacement. If the coordinator cancels an event, participants get a refund (less any non-recoverable costs). Note that ACC National does not refund hut fees due to weather, delay, closures, or any other reasons. The Calgary Section of the ACC is a not for profit club and we only charge attendees what it costs us to provide courses or trips.

Trip Feedback
If you have any feedback, positive or negative, concerning this trip or any other, we want to hear from you!
Click here to be directed to our "Contact Us" page and contact the appropriate Chair person or the Section Chair. This is also a simple way to make your section executive aware of any praises, suggestions or problems you may have with any area of the Calgary Section of the ACC.
Thank you for your response.

Registration for this event closed on Saturday, November 14, 2020 at 04:00 PM.