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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:

END-OF-THE-YEAR POTLUCK DINNER - Sat. Apr. 8, 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: 100 Pine Hill, Kanata
Guests are welcome.  Let Chuck Bain know if you are attending and what you are bringing (salad, main course, dessert). e-mail: social-2017{at}raski.ca


NEXT EVENTS:

XC:  Sun. Apr. 2 - Gatineau Paark, trail TBD. - Annual biathlon? (ski & hike)
Meet: RA west wing lobby at 11:45 a.m. for departure at noon.  Easy trail in Gatinau Park.  Triail will depend on conditions.  Check the SnowPhone before leaving home.  This wil probably be our annual biathlon, so bring hiking shoes as well, and be prepared for a (very) short hike.  Leader: Glen Campbell

DOWNHILL:  Tue. Mar. 28 Wed. Mar. 29 - Meet'n'Ski to Mont Ste-Marie
Meet: 8:30 a.m. in the RA west wing  lobby for departure at 8:45.  Date changed so that both sides will be open. Leader: Cathy McGregor

SOCIAL:  Tues. Apr. 4- Phoenix Players play "Plan B"
WHERE:  7:30 p.m. at the Gladstone theatre, 910 Gladstone Ave.  For info and tickets, go to www.phoenixplayers.ca


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

Mar. 2017 St-Sauveur - Top of Avila Mar. 2017 Taylor Lake loop - Renaud cabin Feb. 2017 Mont Ste-Anne - Snowshoeing_5  
   Mar. 20 - Day bus trip to St-Sauveur                       Mar. 19 - XC Ski, Taylor Lake loop, at Renaud cabin          Feb./17 -Snowshoeing at Mont Ste-Anne


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.

Wed, Mar 29,17
Meet'Ski, Mont Ste-Marie 

Fri, Mar 31,17
DH Meet n' Ski Camp Fortune 

Sun, Apr 2,17
XC Ski Gatineau Park 

Tue, Apr 4,17
Phoenix Players presents Plan B at the Gladstone 

updated
Thu, Apr 6,17
DH Meet'n'Ski to Edelweiss - CHANGED TO FORTUNE 

Sat, Apr 8,17
Pot Luck - 100 Pine Hill Drive, Kanata 

Sat, Apr 8,17
XC Ski Gatineau Park 

Sat, Apr 15,17
XC Ski Gatineau Park 

updated
Wed, Apr 19,17
RA Ski Club Annual General Meeting 

Thu, Apr 27,17
Pub Night 

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