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Cross Country Weekend Getaway (1/12/2018)

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:
Event Type:X-C Ski
Event Location: Bearberry Nordic Centre
Date(s) & Time:Fri, Jan 12 2018, Sat, Jan 13 2018, Sun, Jan 14 2018  8:00 PM
Registration Cut Off: Mon, Jan 1 2018 12:00:00 AM
Event Duration:Weekend Trip
Difficulty Rating:D1: Easy
Event Coordinator(s): Sandie
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:1
Minimum Group Size:1
Number Registered So Far: 2 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Please see the University of Calgary's link for more info. The weekend getaway is filling up fast so you'll need to register ASAP directly through the UofC. Once completed, please let me know you've signed up and then I'll add you to this event. Here is the LINK - make sure to select Jan 12-14.

As of August 14, 2017: There is only 1 spot left for the accommodation package ($270 plus GST) and 2 spots left if you find your own accommodation nearby (course is $150 plus GST).

I have booked the course with NO accommodation included and found my own via - they have motels and hotels located in Sundre starting at $55 per night plus taxes (as of Aug 14, 2017).

Here is the email I received from them once I paid:

Learn to XC ski in this complete beginner weekend and get away from the city and enjoy the trails in the foothills near Sundre. Explore this gem of a spot and ski the trails at Bear berry nordic Centre. The weekend will start off with a meet and greet/wine and cheese on Friday night. You will have lessons Saturday and Sunday mornings with the afternoons for relaxing or further skiing and exploring. On Saturday night we will have a waxing clinic as well.

Friday: 8-9pm Meet and Greet/ Wine and Cheese
Saturday: 9am- 12 noon- Beginner XC ski lesson focusing on the diagonal stride
7-9pm- waxing clinic
Sunday: 9am- 12 noon- 2nd lesson and focusing on hills

Required Items to Bring:
Cross country skis* (no wax is best), Cross country boots, cross country poles, mitts/ gloves (if it is a cold day- bring 2!), neck warmer, Shell pants/ shell jacket (to break the wind), toque/ warm hat, long underwear bottoms and top (polyester, silk, wool), Warm clothing layers of wool or fleece (avoid cotton!), lunch, water bottle/ thermos with hot drink/ soup, Snacks, Change of dry clothes/Extra clothes to leave in vehicle
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Located near Sundre


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