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Cross Country Skiing Elk Pass / Tyrwhitt and Whiskey Jack Trails



There is no doubt that Elk Pass on the Great Divide is the most popular destination in the park.  It isn’t the environs of the pass or the views, which attract, but rather the character of the trail itself coupled with consistently excellent snow conditions, which draws skiers back to Elk Pass long after the snow has melted from low down on the trail.


The Tyrwhitt Trail is everybody’s favorite.  Of course, the best part of the trail is the meadows, the highest continuous section of trail in the park, with superb snow superb views of the Elk River Mountains and if we’re lucky, lots of sunshine!


The Whiskey Jack Trail basically crosses all the headwaters of Spotted Wolf Creek, so you can expect flat sections interspersed with long up hills.  With a combination of all three trails, is the most popular route with skiers.

You must be double vaccinated to participate for this event and carpooling.  Please read COVID Information located on Event Calendar, entitled COVID.  Attendees will be required to provide proof of being double vaccinated at the carpooling designation location.  If you have questions, please contact the trip coordinator before registering.  Thank you.

Please be aware if there is inclement weather forecasted the day of the event, it may be rescheduled and / or cancelled.

•  Events are subject to cancellation or change on short notice due to changes in government   


•  Carpooling – Use your own discretion and what you are comfortable with.  Must be double vaccinated.

•  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


•  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


•  Don`t forget the usual items; bear spray, 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 the event.

•  Please do not sign up if you are experiencing any flu like, cold, or Covid19 symptoms.


Distance:                     Elk Pass  – 7 Kms + Tyrwhitt – 4.5 Kms + Whiskey Jack – 4.3 Kms One Way

                                      Total Distance – 20 Kms / Approximately 3 to 5 hours

Elevation Gain:            450 Meters / 1476 Feet

Maximum Elevation:   1975 Meters / 6480 Feet

Travel Distance:          150 Kilometers One Way (1 Hour 45 Minutes approx.) 

Difficulty Level:           Moderate / Difficult  


Rendezvous Point:  North Edworthy Park, northeast corner.  Please arrive 15 minutes before to check in and that a vehicle convey can be arranged, as we will be leaving at 7:45 a.m. sharp.  

Event Coordinators:  For inquiries, please contact the event coordinator Lori at (403) 283-7386 or by email  On the day of the event, call or text me at (403) 803-2953 if your plans have changed.


Carpooling:  The Club suggest $0.06 per kilometer, plus the cost of gas return trip, to the driver to cover maintenance and wear and tear.


Please remember to purchase your Kananaskis Conservation Pass in advance.

Please Note:  Dogs are not permitted on ski trails in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park.


Guest Policy:  The Club is currently discouraging guests of a member, from outside the club, attending an event at this time due to the pandemic situation and potential liability issues.  Once the government has lifted and has relaxed restrictions, guests are more than welcome to attend two events, as per the Calgary Ski Club Policy.

Saturday, January 22, 2022, 7:30 AM until 5:00 PM
Edworthy Park, North Parking Lot, Northeast Corner, Look for the White Ford Explorer
Map to Edworthy
Shaganappi & Montgomery View NW
Calgary, AB  

Additional Info:
Event Host(s):
Lori Davidson
Trip Coordinator
XC Skiing Day Trip
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
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