Ottawa Outdoor Club

Activity Report: Skiing Co-ordinator, Mary-Anne Olivares - 2012 AGM

Season:  January 2, 2012  to March 11, 2012

Weeks:  11 (7 of which had two ski trips per Sunday)

Trips:  Total of 18 day trips

Moonlight:  3 Saturday evenings combined with snowshoing

Weekend trips:  3

Participation:  Well attended


OOC had a successful, albeit shortened ski season for the 2011/12 winter season.  Unfortunately, we did not have sufficient snow for skiing until after Christmas, and the snow quickly departed in March.

As the new ski coordinator, I made a concerted effort to have a fullsome schedule with a variety of levels and trails to appeal to a wide variety of participants.  Specifically, we had two special introductory ski day trips in January for novice skiers which were extremely well attended.  As a result, the ski outings were a great success. 

Again, we had the traditional weekend trips to Harris Farm in January, Val David in late February and Tremblant in early February with a new location at the Auberge du Coq.  I am glad to report that everyone survived and is doing well following the Tremblant trip as there was a ski  accident and a few other unfortunate personal mishaps.  Let’s hope this will not happen in the new season!

There were three Saturday evening combined ski/snowshoe moonlight outings and potluck.  They were as popular as ever, with food and fun which made for three wonderful evenings.


I would like to thank all the leaders who supported the program and lead outings.  The response was well appreciated.  In particular, I would like to thank John Galbraith and Helen Apouchtine for leading the weekend trips, and to Marie-Reine Fournier in leading one of the introductory ski trips.

Also, many thanks to Rob Burnfield for updating the website, filling in many blanks, and making useful suggestions to the trip descriptions.

Prepared by:

Mary-Anne Olivares, OOC Ski Coordinator, October 2012