03/24/2017 – 04/01/2017
All Ability Ski
This is the Big One to the Big Mountains! Don’t miss out! Join us for a ski expedition to the magnificent Canadian Rockies Canmore, Banff, Kananaskis Country. We have planned six days of glorious backcountry intermediate level ski touring and groomed X-C trails of that region. The group will travel by car leaving from Portland Friday, March 24, and arriving in Canmore, Alberta Saturay, March 25 with one overnight stay on the road (not included in cost). We will start our venture by spending a day skiing at the Canmore Nordic Center, the site of the ’88 Winter Olympics. Trails selected for ensuing day tours are well known in that area and include Burstall Pass, Canmore to Banff via Goat Creek, Dead Man’s Flat to Skogan Pass and Ribbon Creek, and Smith Dorrien trails starting from Chester Lake. These trails can be skied to whatever level of choice. One day will be left open for sightseeing or yes, more skiing! Downhill skiing is also an option.
Accommodations entail a luxury house arrangements with kitchen facilities and entertainment areas for dinners and socializing. Canmore is a delightfully entertaining community and worthy of at least one night “on the town.” The return trip will begin early Saturnday, April 1, returning to Portland that day. Travel distance to Canmore is approximately 900 miles. A pre-trip meeting will be scheduled to go over the details.
Trip Limit: 10 participants, including the leader.
Trip Cost: $460, includes seven nights’ accommodations in a luxury house in Canmore. Additional costs to be incurred are one or two nights of accommodation on the road, potluck meals, shared costs for transportation, trail fees for one day at Nordic Center and shared costs for groceries to prepare meals and trail lunches in Canmore. A valid passport is required to travel to Canada.
Sign up at the Overnight Trip Extravaganza in October. Afterwards, you may sign-up on the ONC-PDX website, or send your ONC overnight trip application and $460 check payable to ONC-Portland Chapter, to trip leader, Ted Scheinman. For more information contact Ted: 503-452-7432 or firstname.lastname@example.org
This event is fully booked. To be put on the waiting list, contact the trip leader.