Let's Get Outside - to Classic Nordic ski at PLPP - Robert S.

  • Thursday, February 04, 2021
  • 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
  • Peter Lougheed Provincial Park: Elk Pass Parking Lot
  • 5


Registration is closed

LEVEL : Intermediate to slightly advanced

Coordinator: Robert Somerville

Distance: approximately 15Km 

Elevation Gain: perhaps 400(?) m

Where:  Peter Lougheed Provincial Park (PLPP), Boulton Creek Parking Lot (Lower Parking lot ) . Proposed route : Start from Boulton Creek Parking Lot (Lower). We will start up Whiskey Jack - Pocaterra - Lynx -Amos -Wheeler Trails - and back to Boulton Creek Parking lot. We may adjust final route later, depending on conditions.

Boulton Creek Parking lot is 9.7 Km (to the left) after the turn off at the Highwood pass gate (or 6.3 km after the Peter Lougheed info center)

Trail Map Link:


This event for club members who are already familiar with Nordic skiing and have previous skiing experience. Both faster and slower pace levels are welcome. If necessary, we will divide into two groups: faster & slower pace and regroup at major trail intersections.

Please arrive earlier to be waxed, dressed and ready to go at 10:00am.

Parking pass:

The Kananaskis parking pass is recommended, it supports trail grooming expenses at Kananaskis and can be purchased here:


  1. Day pass ($10 plus processing fee) - which requires contact info, and if possible, licence plate number/province, and intended date of skiing. (Day passes can also be purchased at local ski shops in Calgary, Canmore and Kananaskis)
  2. Season pass ($50 plus processing fee) which requires contact info, and licence plate/province.

Definition of Nordic skiing:

  • The light/fast/race side of the umbrella term cross country skiing. It can be classic or skate technique. This event is for classic technique, track set only.
  • Skis: mostly waxable skis, skin skis or zero skis are okay (depending upon the snow conditions). 
  • Clothing: down parkas and heavy jackets are great for before and after, but not during. Dress in light thin stretchy layers similarly to winter running or cycling with front wind protection.
  • Carry snacks and fluid in small hydration pack or belt.

For any questions regarding this event  or other EVCC events, please feel free to contact me at connect@elbowvalleycc.org

We will follow the Alberta Health Care set Covid-19 safety protocols with recommended physical distancing and no car pooling.

Please note:  To cancel your registration, login to the system, click on the "already registered" button, then click the "Cancel Registration" button.  For paid events, including the Golden Triangle, please contact the event coordinator.

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