Masters of Adventure
The Adult Adventure Program is a program that provides adults with the same fun and active programming that the youth in the Adventure program get to enjoy.
We do a number of activities throughout the fall and when the snow flies, we ski! The fall activities are designed to get you in shape for the ski season and include: trail running, hiking, orienteering, bike rides, yoga, and circuit fitness training.
Our ski outings are focused on fun and fitness. Technique will be taught early in the season. Most outings will generally be held in the Gatineau Park. The sessions are usually organized in advance so that you can plan for them. We have also participated in the Canadian Ski Marathon and organized ski trips to other locations. With the Adventure program we love variety!
Being part of Chelsea Nordiq, we also help out with club events such as the Ski Swap and the Cookie Beiner.
What is the training schedule?
The season usually starts mid-October. For 2020: The season starts Saturday, October 10, 2020. Practices are held on the following days and times:
Saturdays: 10 am-12 pm
Wednesdays: 7-8:15 pm (fall) 7- 8:30pm (winter)
Where will the sessions take place?
The majority of the training sessions will take place at various locations in the Gatineau Park. All the information will be posted on the Senior Adventure training page.
When can I register and what are the fees?
Registration opens in late August and is available online. Go to the programs summary page for this year’s dates, fees and registration link.
An annual (one per family) club membership fee is charged in addition to the registration fees. This helps support keeping our clubhouse Rider’s Roost in good shape, as well as other club assets that are needing repairs and updates. It also goes towards club operations including grooming around the Roost.
What level of ski ability do I need?
There is no pre-requisite level, but it does help if you have basic cross-country ski skills. Some level of fitness is certainly an asset, as is a positive attitude to learning new things and challenging oneself physically.
Does it matter if I miss some of the sessions?
Missing a ski session is fine… but we have noticed that going to as many sessions as possible raises our fitness level, making the longer ski outings more enjoyable/possible.
What equipment do I need?
Dryland: active wear, waterproof jacket, fanny pack, headlamp, running shoes
On-snow: skis, poles and boots appropriate for their height, weight and skill level. It is recommended that participants have equipment for both classic and skate skiing. We suggest you do not rush out and buy any new ski equipment, as we will discuss ski equipment during our first session.