Supported by Parks Canada.
Learn the basics of snowshoeing and how to stay safe in the snow plus, experience the serenity of Mountains!
Snowshoeing is a low cost, high reward, activity that provides epic scenery and a solid workout.
Meet at Trailhead at 9:30am. The specific trail will be determined closer to the date based on conditions, with a specific email sent out to the group 1 week before. We will try to keep the location within a 1.5 hour drive from Calgary. We will plan to Snowshoe for 4-6 hours at moderate exertion (tailored to the group’s ability).
We’ll stick together as a group, ensuring nobody is left behind and all team members feel included. The goal of the day will be to help people experience snowshoeing and will be targeted to beginners. We’ll go over technique, safety, natural interpretation, and other skills participants will need to be confident in joining future snowshoe trips.
Here is the standard list of equipment for a snowshoeing daytrip:
- solid hiking boots with good ankle support, ideally waterproof and insulated
- rain jacket- insulated jacket (down or synthetic puffy is best for winter)
- layers that you can take off or put on if the temperature fluctuates
- at least 1L of water (either in a water bottle or as hot tea/broth in a thermos)
- personal snacks
- camera, if you choose
- a map of the area if you’d like to work on your map skills (Totally optional!)
- trekking poles with winter baskets (optional, personal preference)
- hand sanitizer
Additional Accommodations: If any participant needs any specific accommodations to have a good day out, please let us know so we can communicate it to our guide. Planning breaks around prayer times, ensuring communication is appropriate, or enhanced COVID protocols are all examples of common accommodations they work into their days out.
Suitable for all ability levels, beginner-friendly!
With the increased spread of Omicron and in accordance with Provincial Health orders, all participants must be double vaccinated and show proof of vaccination in order to participate in our events so we can do our part to keep everyone as safe as possible and allow us to continue to hold events.
Participants must also wear mask when indoors, at all times and outdoors when we cannot stay 6 ft or more a part.
If you are feeling any flu-like symptoms before the event, please stay home.
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By purchasing a ticket you grant permission for Colour the Trails and sponsors to use any portion of the photos or videos from this event that have been taken by Colour the Trails videographers and photographers for the purpose of sharing experiences with the community and encouraging future participation in events which can include but is not limited to, print or digital versions, social media and websites without any more compensation or recognition given. Colour the Trails will not use the photographs in a manner that would exploit or cause malicious representation toward you.
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