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Snowshoeing Trip: Canmore and area (3/9/2017)

PRE-REGISTRATION & PAYMENT 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 will then make your payment for this event at the venue, NOT in advance to the EOC.

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:
Event Type:Snow Shoe
Event Location: Canmore/Kananskis areas and Alpine Club of Canada (ACC) Hostel
Date(s) & Time:Thu, Mar 9 2017, Fri, Mar 10 2017, Sat, Mar 11 2017, Sun, Mar 12 2017  5:00 PM  (Carpool Departure: N/A   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Feb 3 2017 12:00:00 PM
Event Duration:4 Days, 3 Nights
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Event Coordinator(s): Lynn F
Rob K
You must be logged in to get the Event Coordinator contact information.
Member Cost:$95.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:11
Minimum Group Size:11
Number Registered So Far: 11 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

NOTE:*** This event is Maximum 12 people.
The snowshoeing is rated as MODERATE TO DIFFICULT as we will be ascending mountains on most trails. Ensure you have a good level of fitness and can do a 5 hour uphill snowshoe hike.

SCHEDULE 4-5 trails as follows:
Day 1 Friday - Rummel Lake and either Chester Lake or Hogarth Lake as time allows;
Day 2 Saturday - Travel to Kootney National Park (approx 45 min) and visit Marble Canyon (west of Castle Junction on Highway 93) and the Ink Pots (4.6 km east of Castle Junction on Highway 1A)
Day 3 - Heart Creek or Bragg Creek on on way back.
Spray Lakes also will be an option depending on time

The ACC Boswell Cabins are located 4.5 km East of Canmore. Each cabin can accommodate six people in two separate rooms. There is one double bed and one single bed in each room. There also is a fold-out couch on the main floor of each side as needed. One shared washroom/shower in each cabin.
Full shared kitchen in each cabin. Also, we will have full access to the main lodge which has fireplace, sitting area and games. About ACC hostel: bedding will be provided and sleeping bags are NOT permitted. There is a fully equipped kitchen on each side.
Bring your own food for weekend. A potluck dinner may be organized if there is interest.

**To register you must first add your name to the waiting list, then pay the cost directly to the event coordinator via e- transfer to The security question is "what is the name of the cabin we are staying in? answer is 'Boswell'. Once full payment has been received, your name will be moved over to the registration list regardless of where you are on the waiting list. First to pay...first to play!**

All meals will be the responsibility of participants.
The hostel also has free WiFi, a games room and TV for those interested. There will be a pre-meeting on THURSDAY MARCH 3rd @ 6:30 pm at #221 Bonnie Doon Mall. Info to follow. This meeting will confirm carpools,room assignments and potluck food, etc.

Required Items to Bring:
Snowshoes, poles, snow boots or hiking boots
knapsack, water bottle, cleats gaiters, warm layers of clothing, toiletries, etc.
Food/beverages for all meals.
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
Flashlight or headlight. Ziploc bags for lunches, treats, snacks

How to Get There:
Event Directions:
The ACC Clubhouse and Boswell Cabin are 4.5 km east of Canmore, just off Hwy 1A. From the TransCanada Highway take the 1A exit (#91) and travel east approximately 1 km to Indian Flats Road (turn left), continue on the road to the top of the hill. You must park near the clubhouse but can drop off your gear by driving up to the Boswell cabin (as far as, and adjacent to the Bell Cabin).
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):800Km
Carpool Departure Time: N/A
Carpool Location:   Log in for location
Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
Carpool Cost: The event coordinator(s) will help you to arrange a centralized carpool if you require it, but it's not guaranteed. Please DO NOT pay your driver en route. Passengers will pay the coordinator, and he/she will distribute the money to the carpool drivers. SO PLEASE BRING CASH!!! Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $184.00 (calculated at total Km * $0.23, effective Saturday, May 26, 2018). This is based on $0.09/Km for maintenance, plus current gas price divided by 9. This cost will be multiplied by the number of carpooled cars, and divided by the number of carpool participants.

Please identify if you have preference of who you would like to room with. There is one double bed and one single bed. We will attempt to place same gender in rooms.
Last person registered and paid will be using a fold-out bed/cot.
- We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines at all times while participating in EOC events.
- Please scroll through and read the entire online waiver when you sign up.
- Details of this event are subject to undergo a change at any point in time, with or without warning.

Cost & Payment:
Member Cost:$95.00/Person
Cost Includes:3 nights of accommodation at The Alpine Club Boswell 2 Duplex style Cabins - 2 semi-private rooms on each side. each with one Queen bed and one single bed. (Cost also Includes small coordinator's administration fee. As per EOC overnight trip policy for overnight trips)
Make a Payment:Although there is a cost for this event, you do not pay through the EOC. Please review the event details carefully for information about how/where to make your payment.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
Please review our Cancellation Policy carefully!
*Note: Refunds will not be issued after registration cutoff unless the spot is filled. For refunds there is a $1.50 e-transfer fee.