Skiing the Cross-Over

What is a Cross-Over?

The cross-over is our club's most demanding event.  It is a one-way ski starting from the western side of our trail system and finishing at Nine Mile Marina on the eastern portion of our trail system.  By noon, the cross-over groups must assess whether they can complete the cross-over in the allotted time.  If not, the group must abort their attempt and return to the bus on the western side.

The cross-over may be cancelled or postponed at any time during the preceding week or on the Sunday morning at the trailhead, depending on weather and snow conditions. 

Who Can Take Part?

  • Members who have skied with Five Winds at least once during the season may request that they participate.*
  • Guests are not permitted to ski the cross-over.*
  • Snowshoe groups will not do the cross-over.
  • You must indicate when you reserve your seat on the bus that you wish to take part in the cross-over.
  • There will always be one or two groups that will opt not to ski the cross-over.
  • * A decision to deny or permit a skier (member or guest) to participate in the cross-over will be made by Saturday noon by a committee of three:  A Group Leader who is familiar with the skier's ability; the skier's designated Group Leader for that day; and the Ski Group Organizer(s).

Departure Times

The bus will remain at the western pick-up point for 1 1/2 hours, and will return by 2:30 p.m.   Groups who have opted not to take part in the cross-over, and any aborted cross-over groups will leave from the western pick-up point for Nine Mile Marina at 4:00 p.m. (unless all cross-over groups have aborted their attempts).

The bus plans to depart Nine Mile Marina by 4:45-5:00 p.m.

For more detailed information on the Cross-Over Policy, you can read here.

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