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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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HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK:

CROSS-COUNTRY/SNOWSHOE/DOWNHLL WEEKEND TO TREMBLANT
FRIDAY FEB. 10 - SUNDAY FEB. 12
$368 per person, double or $548 single.
Staying at Le Grand Lodge, on the XC Ski trails. 100 km of XC trails, plus good snowshoe trails.
Registration deadline: Tues. Jan. 3
For details, click here.


TRIPS
  • 2-DAY XC / SNOWSHOE / DH WEEKEND - MONT TREMBLANT     Fri. - Sun. Feb. 10-12, 2017 -
    Staying Le Grand Lodge. 100 km of cross-country trails, plus good snowshoe trails.  Downhillers are also welcome, and can ski at Tremblant, with a free shuttle bus from the hotel. Click here for the application form.
  • 3-DAY DH / XC / SNOWSHOE WEEKEND - MONT STE-ANNE / LE MASSIF      Fri. - Mon. Feb. 24-27, 2017
    Registration Deadline: Friday Dec. 9

    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.
  • WEEKLONG - SOLDEN, AUSTRIA     Jan. 27 – Feb. 5, 2017:  Seven nights in Sölden and one in Munich. SOLD OUT! 


NEXT EVENTS:

XC: Sun. Dec. 4 - Easy ski, Gatineau Park - CANCELLED
Meet: 11:45 a.m in the RA west wing lobby for departure at noon. Trail is TBD, depending on where we can find snow.

SOCIAL: Thurs. Dec. 15 - Pub Night
WHERE: 7:30 p.m. in the RA Fieldhouse

DOWNHILL: Sat. Dec. 17 - Meet'n'Ski to Mont Ste-Marie
MEET: 8:30 a.m. for departure at 8:45 from the RA west wing lobby.  MSM usually has cheaper rates this day.  Leader: Roger Duffy


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:
  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

2016-11-26_P8 to P9 Welfarewell - RA skier_6 Welfarewell - RA skier_4  
  Nov. 26/16 - XC Ski, P8-P9                     Nov. 30 - Phoenix Players "Welfarewell- RA skier 1              Nov. 30 - "Welfarewell- RA skier 2


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

For the Gatineau Park XC ski conditions, click here.   For the Gatineau Park XC trail map, click here.

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.

SNOWSHOEING NEWS

Sorry, snowshoeing is over till next winter.


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. 


TRIP REPORTS

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.

Thu, Dec 8,16
SkiFit Class 

Fri, Dec 9,16
Reg deadline for Feb 24-27 trip to Mont Ste-Anne Le Massif 

Sun, Dec 11,16
XC Ski P19 to Renaud  

Thu, Dec 15,16
Pub Night 

Thu, Dec 15,16
SkiFit Class 

updated
Sat, Dec 17,16
DH Meet n 

updated
Sat, Dec 17,16
XC Ski P16 to Herridge/Healey 

Wed, Dec 21,16
DH Meet n' Ski - Camp Fortune 

updated
Thu, Dec 22,16
XC Ski P1 to Pink Lake (I,12km) 

Mon, Dec 26,16
XC Ski Gatineau Park 

Sun, Jan 1,17
XC Ski Gatineau Park 

Mon, Jan 2,17
Snowshoe at Cascades 

Tue, Jan 3,17
Deadline for registration for Mont Tremblant Weekend trip 

Wed, Jan 4,17
XC Ski P16 to Herridge/Healey 

Sat, Jan 7,17
XC Ski P7 to Huron 

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