YA Retro Ski Day in Lake Louise!

Mike and Bonnie Lang went skiing to celebrate their fourth anniversary. Watch this video to get an idea of how much fun you can have!

YACC and Wellspring have been working with some of other partners in Alberta to coordinate a day of skiing for young adult survivors at Lake Louise. We are more than excited to be a part of this day, and we hope you’re able to make it!

Mike Lang, key player in the event’s organization, sent us the following message with all the details:

Well, the weather is getting a little warmer but it is still snowing like crazy up in the mountains–that means we should probably go skiing! Lake Louise has graciously donated 16 lift tickets and rentals (if you need them) for us to get out for a day in the mountains!

A necessary part of spring skiing is wearing most ridiculous ski suit possible (preferably circa 1970-1990, the skin tight, florescent color type) and then yelling and hollering obnoxiously while aggressively skiing slow, slushy snow, getting goggle tans, and hanging out on the patio.

If this sounds like a good time to you, then you better sign up quick as we only have 16 spots.

The details

What: Retro Ski Day!

When: April 15, 2012

Where: Lake Louise Ski Hill

Why: Because spring skiing is awesome and it will be great to spend a day hanging out with other survivors and looking ridiculous.

Who: Young adult cancer survivor and one close supporter (spouse, best friend, etc.)

Cost: Rentals and lift tickets are free! Bring money for your own lunch and beverages.

Travel: Southland Transportation has donated a bus.

Participants will meet at Wellspring Calgary (1403 Home Road NW) at 7 a.m. and are due to arrive back at Wellspring Calgary at 6 p.m.


  1. Email Mike Lang at mike@survivethrive.org to let him know you are interested, what level skier you are, and if you will need rentals or not.
  2. Ask him to send you the registration forms.
  3. Either mail the forms or drop them off at Wellspring Calgary before April 9, 2012.


Places will be reserved on a first come first serve basis, and your spot is not reserved until all your forms are completed and submitted.

We hope to see you there!