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Cold Weather Policy

Needless to say, alpine skiing and racing are outdoor activities that take place in all kinds of winter weather. Believe it or not, for more seasoned participants, this is one of the alluring aspects of the sport!

The Edmonton Ski Club, the Edmonton Alpine Ski Racing Society, and the Edmonton Freestyle Ski Club have agreed upon the following COLD WEATHER CLOSURE POLICY:

-23 C (at 1600 hours on the day in question, not including wind chill, as determined from the Environment Canada website) is the cut point with respect to skiing/training.

  • when the temperature is warmer than or equal to – 23 C (not including wind chill), the club will be open for training
  • when the temperature is colder than -23 C (not including wind chill), the club will close
  • please note: factors other than temperature are sometimes involved in the decision to open or close ESC; in the end, the final decision is at the discretion of ESC management

Please ensure that you and your child/athlete are dressed and outfitted appropriately for the conditions.

Alpine skiing and racing are NOT endurance sports. We are NOT training US Navy Seals. Coaches of young children/athletes will bring their groups indoors regularly for warming, bathroom breaks, and refreshments. As well, ensure that your child/athlete knows to go inside whenever necessary (after informing their coach).