Welcome to Skrastins Outdoor Club

Skrastins provides hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and winter walking activities in the foothills and mountains west of Calgary most Fridays of the year. Bus transportation is provided, with pickup locations in the southwest and northwest. We divide into groups to accommodate different levels of fitness and speed.

We welcome new members who are aged 55+ and guests of any age.

Please look around our website to better understand what we offer. Guests are welcome to register online for the guest waitlist for the upcoming trip by clicking on the "JOIN US" button near the top of this page. Members, after login, just scroll down the page and click on the “Register ” button.  Registration opens at noon on Friday seven days prior to the trip.  Registration closes at 4:00 p.m. on the Wednesday prior to the trip.

WINTER : Canmore – Nordic Centre/Castle Junction – Johnston Canyon – XC Ski & Snowshoe/Icer.

March 1, 2024
Registration is:
Closed
Registrations:
43
General Information:

Registration:  Registration opens at 12:00 noon on the Friday seven days prior to the upcoming trip and closes at 4:00 p.m. on the Wednesday prior to the trip.

(NOTE: There are currently 52 members with a -1 status. This number will be reset when it reaches 90.)

XC SKI :  Trail Options:

Start at Nordic Centre:

Group A1/A2: Banff Trail to Bow Trail to Meadowview return via Banff Trail, return main lodge

Trail Rating Blue 15 km elevation +/-180m

Group B1/B2: Banff Trail to Bow Trail to Banff Connector, return to main lodge via Banff Trail

Trail Rating Green/Blue 12 km, elevation +/-180m

Group C: Banff Trail Loop, return to main lodge

Trail Rating Easy 6.5 km, elevation +/- 180m

 

SNOWSHOE/ICER:  Trail Options:

Start at Moose Meadows:

Group A1: Moose Meadows to Ink Pots/Larry’s Camp, return Johnston Canyon parking lot

Distance: 16km, Elevation 500m

Group A2: Moose Meadows to Ink Pots/Larry’s Camp, return Johnston Canyon parking lot

Distance: 16km, Elevation 500m

Group B1: Moose Meadows to Ink Pots/Larry’s Camp, return Johnston Canyon parking lot

Distance: 16km, Elevation 500m

Group B2 (fast): Moose Meadows to Ink Pots, return Johnston Canyon parking lot

Distance: 12km, Elevation 400m

Group B2 (slow): Moose Meadows to Ink Pots, return Johnston Canyon parking lot

Distance: 12km, Elevation 400m

Start at Johnston Canyon parking lot:

Group C: Johnston Canyon AFAP, return to Johnston Canyon parking lot

Distance 6km, Elevation 250m to Upper Falls

 

SHELTER OPTIONS:  Canmore Nordic Centre, Bus (stays at Johnston Canyon)

Bus drop:  1. Canmore Nordic Centre  2. Moose Meadows  3. Johnston Canyon (bus stays here)

Bus pick-ups:   1. Johnston Canyon  2. Canmore Nordic Centre

Bathroom break @ Canmore Nordic Centre & Canmore Information Centre

Departure Information:
Regular pickup locations and times: 7:45 AM Grey Eagle Casino – 3777 Grey Eagle Drive SW, 8:00 AM Montgomery Community Association – 16th Ave & Home Road NW
Monthly Bus Coordinator:
Contact Rod Wilkinson by Email rodmwilkinson@gmail.com if you have any inquiries.
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Upcoming Trips
WINTER : Spray Valley – Mt. Shark / Rummel: XC Ski & Snowshoe/Icer
March 8, 2024
WINTER : Banff – Spray River West/Spray River East/Banff – XC Ski & Snowshoe/Icer.
March 15, 2024