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Brew hut powder skiing (beginner friendly) · Sat. Dec. 15th - Sun. Dec. 16th

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Start: Saturday, Dec. 15th, 5:00 am
End: Sunday, Dec. 16th, 6:00 pm
Pre-trip meeting: Wednesday, Dec. 12th, 7:00 pm
Pre-trip meeting location: clubroom

Description:

Noriko and me are organizing a beginner friendly skiing trip to the beautiful Brew hut.

You can come on this trip if you have never skied before and you don't have to have AST1 or equivalent but you should generally know how to use avi gear (and you should bring it). Snowshoers are welcome too.

A list of the gear needed for this trip can be found here:

http://www.ubc-voc.com/wiki/Gear_lists#ski_hut_trip

and here is more information on Brew hut:

http://www.ubc-voc.com/wiki/Brew_Hut

The trip size will depend on experience levels and more experienced people are very welcome to join and help out.

Some more details:

Please note that beginner friendly does not mean that the trip is easy for everyone. Beginner friendly means, that we won't leave anyone behind and that no very technical skills are required. However, we will likely need the full day to get to the hut. That means that you will move with a (hopefully not too) heavy backpack on skis for a full day through thick powder snow uphill. Depending on the snow conditions and our speed we might arrive at the hut well after sun set. Therefore you should be fit and somewhat tough. Also, especially if you are a beginner, please don't bring any useless heavy stuff.

Since we require avalanche gear, you should have a look at this section on avalanche rescue: http://www.avalanche.ca/cac/training/online-course/rescue. Otherwise, bringing beacon, shovel and probe is pretty pointless.

Please also have a look at Roland's comments in the message board http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?3,90908,91028#msg-91028 and feel free to post any questions there.

Posted: 2012-12-04 16:30:08
Last modified: 2012-12-09 17:12:20