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2014-15 Membership Registration

The 2014-15 membership year begins November 1. The membership fee of $25 ($20 for those 80 and older as of December 31, 2014) will provide you with membership to October 31, 2015.

Go to Join Us for more information and a link to the Application for Membership Form.

The Club will be holding a Registration and Information Session on Wednesday, October 22, from 3 – 7 p.m. at the Lodge at Snow Valley. Information about the activities planned for the coming winter season will be available including:

  • descriptions of the 2014-15 ski tours,
  • on-hill ski programs at Snow Valley.

This evening will also provide an opportunity for you to

  • pick up your membership card,
  • purchase tickets for the Fall Dinner to be held on Wednesday, November 26,
  • purchase a season pass for Snow Valley. (The Snow Valley season pass, $65 + GST, gives discounts on accommodation and lift passes at other ski resorts.),
  • register for one of the on-hill ski programs at Snow Valley,
  • volunteer at Snow Valley.

Bring your ski friends with you. After seeing the plans for Club activities for the winter, they will want to join us!

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2014 – Fall Ski Fitness Classes

Pre-conditioning Ski Fitness Classes: Fall 2014

Classes have been arranged at the Kinsman Recreation Centre.

Two groups, each offering 15 one hour sessions with a maximum of 16 participants per group. The cost is $150 per person.

Group 1:  Course Code 529543 – Tuesday and Thursday, October 14th to December.

4th (excluding 11th November).  9.15 to 10.15 am.

Group 2: Course Code 529542 – Monday and Friday, 17th October to 5th December. 10.00 to 11.00 am.

Our Special Activities Coordinators, Terry and Richard, invite you to call the Kinsman Recreation Centre on 780 442-5311 to make a booking, quoting the Course Code.


If you have any queries please contact Terry or Richard at activities@seniorsski.com

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2014 Ski Training at Snow Valley

Martha writes….


As most of you know, throughout the ski season Snow Valley offers to club members on-hill training programs in a variety of disciplines.  In the past, the on-hill programs have been designed primarily based on assumptions about our preferences.  While this approach has worked reasonably well in meeting our training needs, I suspect that the programs could be improved by actively soliciting our preferences and tailoring the programs according to those preferences.

If you are interested in receiving on-hill training from Snow Valley this season, please give some thought to the sorts of things that you would like to learn.  Perhaps you’d like to learn techniques to manage the steeps with more control and confidence.  Or perhaps you’d like to learn how to use your edges to carve turns and maybe even try out that skill in a gentle race course.   Maybe you’re interested in general technique work designed to improve your skiing in all sorts of conditions.  Or maybe you want to learn to ride a snowboard so that you can play on the snow with your granddaughter.  These are just a few examples to illustrate the range of possibilities. Please send me email (steenie@rcn.com) with your ideas and requests for on-hill program content for this season.  If you have participated in the on-hill programs in the past, please let me know which programs and also please let me know what worked and what didn’t work in those programs.  Please respond by 13 September so that there is time to incorporate your input into the programs offered.  With your input, we should be able to craft a variety of engaging  on-hill programs that help us master the skills that we want to learn.


Martha Steenstrup

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Upcoming Events

2nd October- the End of Season Biking Lunch will be held at Festival Place, Sherwood Park.

22nd October – will be Members Registration Day (almost certainly at Snow Valley).

26th November  – the Fall Dinner will be held at the German Club.


In each case full details will be given a little nearer the event.

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2014 Elk Island Road Ride

Elk Island Road Ride 2014

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2014 Canmore Biking

Canmore Biking Tour

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