Break out your cross country skis - its time to get going! They'll be packing, and tracksetting Moraine Lake Road by the time the date rolls around. These tracks progress up along the road that takes hikers to Moraine Lake in the summer time. It offers a fun cruise back to the parking lot. This is an easy to moderate ski with a steady gradual climb towards the turning point, and all downhill coming back. Generally, the slope going down is moderate allowing non-expert skiers to enjoy the thrill of downhill skiing – knowing how to snowplow, or being willing to learn is helpful.
Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate (D2 to D3)
Distance: 15.6 km
Elevation: 250 m
Duration: 4 - 5 hrs (+ driving time; 2 hrs one way)
What to Bring: Banff Park Pass (if you have one). Skis, boots, poles, warm weather clothes, water, lunch, snacks, cash for driver.
Coordinator: Erika Harrison
Contact Information: email@example.com or (403) 918-3064
Trailhead: Lake Louise – Moraine Lake Road
Driving Distance/Carpool Fee: 380 km, $25/person
Directions: From the Trans-Canada, turn off and left at Lake Louise. Stay on the main road, driving 2.2km - past the pair of stop signs, before turning left onto Moraine Lake Road. Hopefully its not too busy to park there. (Google Maps)
Carpool Departs At: 9: 00 am. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to coordinate carpooling.
Carpool 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, or willing to learn. Note: Location may change, or event may be cancelled depending upon the conditions.