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Strathcona Wilderness Centre (1/11/2015)

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The Basics:
Event Type:X-C Ski
Event Location: Strathcona Wilderness Centre
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Jan 11 2015  12:30 PM  (Carpool Departure: 11:30 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Sun, Jan 11 2015 8:00:00 AM
Event Duration:4-5 hours
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Colleen R
Mark G
You must be logged in to get the Event Coordinator contact information.
Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:10
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 6 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Come out for a relaxing cross-country ski at the Strathcona Wilderness Centre. We will ski at an easy pace, but some experience on skis is required.

The plan is to ski around 10km, depending on people's inclinations. We'll enjoy some of the green and blue trails. Do as much or as little as you're comfortable with. There is a heated lodge on site with washrooms and a few tables inside to sit down and have a snack. The lodge sells a few snacks and has a hot drink machine. The trails go out from the lodge in a series of small inter-connected loops. The trails are rated as easy & intermediate with a few steep hills. This area has some trails that are suited for less experienced skiers & for those that do not want to ski long distances.

Strathcona Wilderness Centre has on-site rentals - the "Adult Ski Package (waxless)" is $14.50.

Required Items to Bring:
$5.25 for trail pass
Skis, boots and poles (and wax, if appropriate), or $14.50 to rent
Warm clothing appropriate to the weather
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:The Strathcona Wilderness Centre is located 20 minutes east of Sherwood Park on Township Road 530 (Baseline Road) & south on Range Road 212.

To get there coming from the carpool location at Bonnie Doon Mall: go east along Whyte Avenue (82nd Ave) which turns into Sherwood Park Freeway then Wye Road. Turn north (left) at Highway 21, then east (right) on Township Road 530. Turn south (right) on Range Road 212 for 1km.

To get there coming from Yellowhead Trail(Hwy #16): travel east on hwy 16, turn south (right) at Range Road 212, & go about 3.2km & cross Township Road 530 & it's about 1km into the parking lot.

View Strathcona Wilderness Centre in a larger map

When you get to the facility, look for the coordinator with the yellow EOC hat in the lodge.

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):80Km
Carpool Departure Time: 11:30 AM
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 $18.40 (calculated at total Km * $0.23, effective Tuesday, April 23, 2019). 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.


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- Details of this event are subject to undergo a change at any point in time, with or without warning.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
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