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.


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Bow Valley: Pigeon Mountain and Wind Ridge

June 21, 2024
Registration is:
General Information:


Hike Options (Distance and Elevation approx.)

A1    Pigeon Mountain: 14.8 km and 990 m

A2 (fast and slow)    Pigeon Mountain: 14.8 km and 990m

B1     Pigeon Mountain: 13 km and 800 m or AFATP

B2 fast Wind Ridge saddle: 10 km and 400m

B2 slow Wind Ridge: 10 km and 400m or AFAP

C     Wind Ridge Trail AFAP


Bus Drop: Mt. Lougheed Viewpoint parking lot

Bus Pick up: Mt. Lougheed Viewpoint parking lot

Bathroom Break: Mt. Lougheed Viewpoint parking lot biffy

Shelter Options: Bus

Estimated time on trails: 5 hours

Estimated Return Time: 4:30 PM



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
SMITH DORRIEN: Wind Tower (Jul/Aug/Sep)
June 28, 2024
CASTLE JUNCTION: Rockbound Lake (Jul*/Aug/Sep**)
July 5, 2024
BANFF: Cascade Amphitheatre (Jul*/Aug*/Sep)
July 12, 2024