Archive:AST1 Jan 2010 Seymour

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This is the sign up and organization page for an old trip. It already happened. Please do not sign up for it.

Introduction

It is a good idea for anyone who is interested in travelling in the back country to take an avalanche course. Avalanche course students learn about some snow science basics, terrain, route finding, snow stability testing and rescue.

Spaces are limited, and it fills up quickly, so make sure to sign up early if you want a spot. This course is a heck of a lot cheaper than than taking a course open to the public.

This years course is being done by Canada West Mountain School

The course will be exactly the same as this one

It is required that students read the material from CWMS as well as go through the online course before the classroom session.

The advantages of going on the only Seymour course instead of Seymour/Whistler course:
Easier transportation
Cheaper if you don't have a Whistler pass
Better terrain if you just started skiing

Dates and Locations

Classroom Session

Date: Saturday, January 16th, 2009
Time: Morning Location: Canada West Mountain School, 47 E. Broadway St., Vancouver

Field Course

  • January 16th afternoon @ Mt. Seymour
  • January 17th @ Seymour

Arrange your own rides.

Cost

$170 including:

  • 2 days of instruction
  • 1 classroom session
  • All course materials (paper handouts and books)
  • Avalanche Equipment (Probe, shovel, transceiver)


All other costs including but not limited to food, ski, snowshoe rental, travel expenses will be your own responsibility. Car pooling will be organized later.

The cost is based on a course with 8 people. If less than 8 people sign up the course will get cancelled and you will get your money back.

No refunds After you have paid there is no refunds unless the course if cancelled (if you can't go, you will have to sell your spot to someone else)

Interested participants

Important!
Signing up here does not guarantee you a spot. YOU MUST PAY $170 at the club room and sign up. Any exec can sign you up in the club room. The best times to go are gear hours or between 12pm and 1pm. Please e-mail Line when you have paid. You must be confirmed before Monday, Dec 14th so that I can give your name and contact info to Canada West and pick up your booklets etc.

Confirmed and Paid

When you have paid add your name, cell phone and email here

  1. Noriko O (778-232-9424; noricorino'at'gmail.com)
  2. Jordan Tam (604-561-9579; jordan.tam'at'gmail.com)
  3. Gwyn Thomas (604-722-1521; gjcthomas'at'hotmail.com)

Interested

  1. Miriam Bujak (only snowboarding experience so far)


Cars

  • Car (number of spots, leaving from ... )