Strathcona Wilderness Centre XC-Skiing with Rental Options - Sat, Jan 21 2023

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Strathcona Wilderness Centre XC-Skiing with Rental Options (1/21/2023)

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The Basics:
Event Type:X-C Ski
Event Location: Strathcona Wilderness Centre
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jan 21 2023  11:00 AM
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Jan 21 2023 9:30:00 AM
Event Duration:3 hours
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Mark G
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Member Cost:Voluntary Donation Only (See Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:12
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 8 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

The plan is to ski around 10km, depending on people's inclinations - a trail map for Strathcona Wilderness Centre can be accessed here. Everyone is welcome to ski 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. I suggest bringing a lunch. 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 with Mark on blue intermediate trails (beginner skiers can stick together on the green easy trails).

If you do not own cross-country skis, Strathcona Wilderness Centre has on- site rentals available. The "Adult Ski Package (waxless)" is $16.00. The trail pass for SWC is an additional $7.00.

Donate to the EOC!

We are requesting $2.00 per event in person, or our suggested annual donation of $20 be done electronically.
For your convenience, you can donate via Paypal or PC Banking directly to our EOC Treasurer Donna McKenzie. Mail to:

Required Items to Bring:
  • $7.00 for trail pass
  • Skis, boots and poles (and wax, if appropriate), or $16.00 to rent classic wax-less skis ($20.00 for recommended "skin" skis, fabric wax-less)
  • Warm layers appropriate to the weather
  • Water
  • Lunch
  • Recommended Items to Bring:
    Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun screen
  • Backpack for water, snacks, and layers

  • 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 Bonnie Doon Area as an example: 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.


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

    Voluntary Donation:What is this?)
    Suggested donation amount for this event is: $2.00/Person.

    Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
    Please review our Cancellation Policy carefully!