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XC: Dog-friendly - Pipestone Trails or TBD

Dog-friendly XC trip. The Pipestone Trails offer a good day's skiing for beginners and experts alike. It is a great place to get a few hours of fresh air. The Pipestone network comprises of numbered trails, which are graded easy to moderate. The group will ski together to make sure we don't go in different directions. The trails run through a mixture of forest and clearings, including an open area around an unnamed lake. There are a few short steep hills - generally the trails leading away from the parking lot go gradually uphell, leaving a return journey that is a thrilling, but not excessively steep downhill run.

Dogs must be well behaved, under control by their owners at all times, and follow the parks rules and regulations. Non-dog owners welcome too!

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Difficulty Level: Moderate (D3)

Distance: 13.3 km loop
Elevation: 190 m

Duration: 3 - 4 hrs (+ driving time; 1 hr one way)

What to Bring: Skis, boots, poles, warm weather clothes, water, lunch, snacks 

Coordinator: Erika Harrison
Contact Information: or (403) 918-3064 (cell)

Trailhead: Pipestone
Driving Distance: 182 Kilometers one way
Directions: Follow the Trans-Canada. Roughly 1 km past the exit for Lake Louise village, turn right at the signs for Pipestone trailhead. Parking lot is to the right. 51.430352, -116.177637. (Google Maps)

Departs At: 9: 00 am. Please arrive early so we can leave promptly.

Departure Location: Meet at the north Edworthy parking lot. Located at the intersection of Shaganappi Trail and Memorial Drive/Bowness Road. GPS coordinates are: 51.06361, -114.150976. (Google Maps)

Notice of Cancellation:
Please contact the trip leader if you need to cancel your registration.

Safety Precaution: Skiers should be comfortable with snowplow and herringbone. Note: Location may change, or event may be cancelled depending upon the conditions.

COVID-19 Regulations:
  •  Events are subject to cancellation or change on short notice due to changes in government restrictions.
  •  No carpooling - meet at trailhead or at a junction and convoy to trailhead.
  •  No food / snack sharing.
  •  Bring your own wipes and hand sanitizer and a mask.
  •  Social distancing and any other rules set out by authorities must be followed. Please respect others.
  •  Washrooms may not be available - please be prepared to pack out what you bring in, such as toilet paper, etc.
  •  Please make yourself aware of the risks in participating in this sort of event and decide accordingly.
  •  Don`t forget the usual items; proper clothing, water, food, equipment and first aid kit.
  •  Trip participants are asked to provide their cell contact information and emergency contact information to the trip coordinator, prior to, due to the 'meet at trail head' requirement.
  •  Please do not sign up if you are experiencing any flu like, cold, or Covid19 symptoms.
Sunday, February 21, 2021, 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM
Edworthy Park, North Parking Lot
Map to Edworthy
Shaganappi & Montgomery View NW
Calgary, AB  

Additional Info:
Erika Harrison
Trip Leader
XC Skiing
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
Cancellation Policy:
People who register but don't attend an event prevent members on a waiting list from participating.
If unable to attend, please be courteous and remove your name from the attendee list as soon as possible. If you cancel after the registration cut-off date, please notify the trip leader by email as you will not be able to remove yourself from the registrant list on the website.

"no shows" are tracked and serial offenders may be removed from events.
Available Slots:
No Fee