Recreational ski at Canmore Nordic Centre - Dec 11, 2016

If it's not the snow conditions, it's the temperature that's threatening to wreck this nordic ski party. So, with temperatures too low to host official lessons, we are once again going to head out for a club optional event with some of our instructors leading a recreational family ski; this time at the Canmore Nordic Centre. Dress warm. We'll stay close to the lodge so we can take "warm-up breaks"

  • Start time: Sunday, Dec. 11, 11 a.m. (we'll start later to give this side of the earth a few more minutes to heat up.)
  • Meeting location: The Canmore Nordic Centre. Trail fees are in effect so make sure to purchase your ticket at the lodge. 

Dec 4, 2016 - Lessons cancelled

Unfortunately, Mother Nature is not cooperating, as there isn’t enough snow at Pocaterra, or any of our other ski locations for that matter, to host lessons this weekend. The snow is finally flying, so keep up your snow dances and fingers crossed for snow deep enough to set tracks for our Dec. 11 ski lesson.

We’ve heard there’s enough snow in Lake Louise, so some of us are heading out there instead. It’s a club optional event with some of our instructors leading a recreational family ski:

  • Start time: Meet between 10:00-10:30 a.m. and ski to noon-ish, Sunday, Dec. 4
  • Meeting location: Great Divide Trail parking lot. It’s on Lake Louise Drive, just past Moraine Lake Road, on the right side.

Lake Louise Loppet

BWJR Members...


If you are planning on registering in the Lake Louise Loppet race, registration info is here:


We have negotiated a club rate with the Lake Louise Inn.  Please call them at 1-800-661-9237 and mention you are with the Bow Waters Jackrabbits club.  The club rate will be held for us until Feb 1st.

MEC Night & First Ski this week

This week's events...

1. MEC Club Night (10% off all purchases)

Tuesday, December 2nd from 7-9pm
Location: MEC @ 830 - 10th Avenue SW

Please note - you have to register for a wristband when you enter the store to get the club discount.

2. First ski this weekend!

Sunday, December 7th @ 10am SHARP!
Location: Pocaterra Hut

Please note - This was originally scheduled for Canmore, but we had to move due to a scheduling issue.

Potluck and AGM

This is a reminder that the AGM will take place 

Saturday, April 5 between 5 and 8 p.m.
Silver Springs Community Centre.

We've put together a wiki so that we can keep track of the number of people attending.
We can also use it to make sure that we have a wide variety of food at the event.

Please sign up here if you plan to attend:

Looking forward to seeing you there!



Sign up for Sports Day Lunch! Deadline March 12!

Our generous club will be providing lunch for the kids on Sports Day. Sorry parents!  The kids will get 2 slices of pizza and 1 juice box.  For those with gluten allergies there is a gluten-free pizza.  There is also the choice of gluten-free, dairy-free chili.

If your child would like 2 different slices, please sign up for each kind of pizza.  Please indicate the number of slices (1 or 2) .

You will need to sign up each child.

Pizza Signup Here

If you will NOT be attending, please let us know.  We don’t want to forget anyone.

If you have any questions regarding the lunch, please email Lisa Scott at


FAMILY SKI TOUR on Saturday, March 1 is


The forecast is for a HIGH of -23°C (feels like -27°C) , even for Ian this is too cold.  We can't seem to catch a break.  The Sunday forecast is looking a little better at -19°C.  Ian will be bringing toe and hand warmers, if you don't have any.  See you at the dinner on Saturday evening!


A fun ski down from Lake Louise to the Hostel.  Everyone can do it and there are no hard uphills. 

Meet Ian and Sarah at the Chateau Lake Louise parking lot at 2:00pm (NOT the down hill ski resort area) and ski down to the hostel in time for dinner.  
It is a nice 5 km downhill and some people (i.e. Dads) can shuttle back up the hill to pick up the cars.

Here is the description:
Tramline: 4.8 km one way, 195 m elevation downhill (map)
Double trackset
This trail runs from Lake Louise to the valley bottom at a steady 3% decline, following the old grade of the tramline that once connected the train station and the Chateau Lake Louise.


Lake Louise Loppet Weekend Info

Dear Bow Waters Jackrabbits Families,

Again this year we have organized accommodations for the Lake Louise Loppet weekend. This year there are two options:
1.      Lake Louise Hostel
2.      Lake Louise Inn
The details about both are on our wiki site:

If you choose to stay at the Hostel, you will need to sign up for an open room, complete the attached form, and send it to Norma Becker ( She will need to receive your payment by February 9. Because the number of rooms available to us is limited, we also have a block of rooms at the Lake Louise Inn. You will need to make those reservations yourself by February 12.

As in previous years, we will organize a dinner on the night before the Loppet. You can also sign up for this on the wiki site. (You’ll need to scroll down a bit.) If you’d like to join us, please indicate which members of your family will attend along with their dietary needs. This will enable us to purchase enough supplies to make the food. The cost is $8/person, and children under 6 are free. Please sign up for the dinner by Sunday, February 23.

To add information to the wiki site, simply click on the edit button at the top of the page. Be sure to click “save” when you are done.

Please let Norma or me know if you have any questions.

Mary O’Brien (