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Welcome to the RA Ski & Snowboarding Club Web Site - "More Than Just a Ski Club"

RA Ski is a non-profit ski club, run by volunteers, and operating since 1967.   RA Ski organizes a variety of cross-country, downhill ski and snowshoe outings, as well as social and other events throughout the entire year, including hiking, biking, theatre, and golfing.  The ski club is one of many activities associated with Ottawa's RA Centre.  For more information about the RA Ski Club, please visit the FAQ page.

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TRIPS
  • 3-DAY DH / XC / SNOWSHOE WEEKEND - MONT STE-ANNE / LE MASSIF      Fri. - Mon. Feb. 24-27, 2017, Jan.11 Update
    Registration Deadline: Friday Dec. 9.
      DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED!

    Combined cross-country/downhill/snowshoe weekend. Staying slopeside at Chateau Mont Ste-Anne.  Downhill: 2 days at Mont Ste-Anne, and one day at Le Massif.  Cross-country: 3 days at Mont Ste-Anne cross-country ski centre, with 200 km of trails. Click here for the application form.
    Looking for a female to share with another female. Register at RA east desk or by phone 613-733-5100.

NEXT EVENTS:

XC:  Thurs. Feb. 23 - P10 (Fortune Parkway) to Huron
Meet: RA west wing lobby at 9:15 a.m. for departure at 9:30. No meeting at the trailhead as the route may change due to warm weather. 14 km round trip on an intermediate trail (#3).  Beginner option along the parkway and Ridge Road.  Leader: Jane Rau.

SNOWSHOE & XC:  Thurs. Mar. 2 - Larose Forest (near Clarence-Rockland)
Meet: RA west wing lobby at 9:45 a.m. for departure at 10:00.  Easy trail.  Refreshments after.   Easy trail.  Leaders: Doris Dallaire & Maureen Adamache

DOWNHILL:  Fri. Mar. 3 - Meet'n'Ski to Cascades
Meet: 8:30 a.m. in the RA west wing  lobby for departure at 8:45.  Leader: Louise Lefebvre

SOCIAL:  Tues. Feb. 21 - Skating at the Rink of dreams, City Hall - CANCELLED
WHERE: 


RA SKI PHOTOS  

All our photos are here.   To see the photo larger, double-click on it, click on the down arrow on the lower-right, then click on "View all sizes."

Photos from our weeklong trips:
  2017: Solden Austria        |  Aug. 2016: Portillo, Chile          |  2016: Trois Vallees, France    |  Aug. 2015: Portillo, Chile       |  2015: Morzine, France          |  2014: St Anton, Austria
  Aug. 2013: Portillo, Chile  |  2013: Grindelwald, Switzerland  |  Aug. 2012: Portillo, Chile       |  2012: Winter Park, Colorado


RA SKI PHOTOS OF THE WEEK

2017-02_Tremblant XC_4 Solden-skiing_83 Feb. 2017 - At Keogan cabin  
  Feb. 2017 - Snowshoeing at Tremblant weekend                         Jan./17 - Skiing at Solden, Austria                           Feb. 12/17 - XC ski to Keogan cabin


RA SKI CLUB SLIDE SHOW OF EVENTS 2015-2016
Click here. This is a big file as we had a lot of events, so it will take a few minutes to download. It's PDf format, so just scroll down.


CROSS-COUNTRY NEWS

Useful Links:
  - Gatineau Park XC ski conditions  
  - Gatineau Park XC trail map
  - XCOttawa - Gatineau Park ski reports from XC skiers

Videos: How to XC Ski
We've put links to 9 teaching videos on our XC page.  These excellent videos were made by Keith Nicol, a level 4 XC ski instructor.  

XC Trip Leader Responsibilities & XC Sign-in Sheet   
For the XC sign-in sheet, click here.    For the XC trip leader responsibilities click here.


DOWNHILL NEWS

Downhill Sign-in Sheet   
For the DH sign-in sheet, click here.

My Helmet Saved Me!

Portillo 2013 - Wear a helmet
The RA Ski Club strongly recommends that downhill skiers wear a helmet.  Read the story here.

Downhill Safety Tips

  1. Always wear a helmet. (See above.) A helmet protects your brain. (You don't have a spare.) Plus a helmet keeps your head and your ears warm.
  2. Before heading downhill, look uphill to make sure no one is coming.
  3. When skiing downhill, don't ski right to the edge of the trail.  Leave enough space for a skier to pass you between you and the edge.

SOCIAL NEWS - Hiking, Biking, ...

Biking Safety Rules
For our guidelines on biking safely, click here.


2016-17 WINTER PROGRAM GUIDE

The November 2016 Winter Program Guide, containing our whole Winter 2016-17 program, is now available for download.
Click here.
 

This file may take a couple of minutes to download - so please be patient.
In order to view this PDF version, you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer. 

Upcoming Events

List of events for the next month. Click on the event for more info. Events marked updated have been changed in the past 7 days.

updated
Thu, Feb 23,17
XC Ski P10 to Huron 

Fri, Feb 24,17
Mont Ste-Anne, Quebec 

Fri, Feb 24,17
Mont Ste-Anne 

Sat, Feb 25,17
Mont Ste-Anne, Quebec 

Sat, Feb 25,17
XC Ski P17 to Renaud 

Sat, Feb 25,17
Mont St. Anne 

Sun, Feb 26,17
Mont Ste-Anne, Quebec 

Sun, Feb 26,17
Snowshoeing at Mont Ste-Anne 

Mon, Feb 27,17
Mont Ste-Anne, Quebec 

Mon, Feb 27,17
Snowshoeing at Mont Ste-Anne 

Thu, Mar 2,17
Snowshoe Larose Forest 

Thu, Mar 2,17
XC Ski Larose Forest  

Fri, Mar 3,17
DH - Meet n' Ski Mont Cascades 

Fri, Mar 3,17
XC Ski P12 to Huron 

Sun, Mar 5,17
XC Ski P7 to Huron 

Wed, Mar 8,17
DH Meet n' Ski Calabogie 

Wed, Mar 8,17
XC Ski P6 to Pink Lake 

Sat, Mar 11,17
XC Ski Montebello 

Sat, Mar 11,17
Snowshoe at Montebello 

Thu, Mar 16,17
Pub Night 

Sat, Mar 18,17
P19 to Renaud Cabin 

Mon, Mar 20,17
St-Sauveur  

Wed, Mar 22,17
DH Meet n' Ski Vorlage 

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