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Haig Glacier On-Snow Training Camp, July 12-21, 2014

Haig Glacier On-Snow Training Camp

This is one of the best camps we do! The Haig Glacier is perched high in the Canadian Rockies in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park, Kananaskis Country… that’s in Canada, so get ready to chase some grizzly bears, eh!!

This camp is open to returning Comp Team athletes.


Saturday 7/12: Drive North as far as we can, camp along the way

Sunday 7/13: Arrive in Canmore, AB- light run and organize our gear

Monday 7/14: Orientation at Canmore Nordic Center, Drop off gear at the Heli Pad (yup our gear is taken in by a helicopter!) then hike into the Haig

Tuesday 7/15 - Sunday 7/20: SKI, EAT, SLEEP, SKI, REPEAT…

Monday 7/21: Hike out, pick up gear, drive home. We will try to make it all the way home, but might also camp along the way if we don’t get an early enough start.



Haig (food/lodging/grooming/helicopter): $770 ($110/night)

Lodging in Canmore: $45

Van Fee: $200

Coaching Fee: $80

Total: $1,095


Need to know info:

You must have a valid passport.

Everyone is allowed one duffel bag-keep it light. We will share ski bags 2-3/bag.

There are bunk beds (no bedding) and a shower at the camp.

For more info:


Contact: Ashley Knox, 720 2558 or Rick Kapala, 720 7981

What to bring:


Sleeping pad (for the drive up)

Sleeping Bag/Pillow

1 pair Skate skis/poles/boots

1 pair Classic skis/poles/boots

          *skis must be scraped before we go up to the glacier

          **the conditions are usually good, but your skis won’t see wax until we get home-so not your best racers, but not your rock skis either.

Ski Clothes for all conditions. Be prepared for mid-winter to summer conditions.

          Warm Jacket

          Warm-up Jacket/Pants

          Tights (1-2)

          Shorts (1-2)

          Short & long sleeve tops (2-3)





          Water Bottle/belt

Bars for during/after training

Running shoes- in good condition

Day Pack for hike in to camp and daily hike to skiing

Around camp shoes (flops/crocs/slippers)

Around camp clothes- comfy pants/top/sweatshirt or fleece

Bathing suit- there is a very cold river

Hat with a brim- if the sun is out it is intense way up in the mountains

Sun Screen- Sun’s out guns out!




Book/I-pod/headphones- there is a good amount of down time