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Beginner Friendly Backcountry Skills Weekend (Coquihalla) · Sat. Mar. 9th - Sun. Mar. 10th

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Organized by: Ryan McKenzie.

Start: Saturday, Mar. 9th
End: Sunday, Mar. 10th
Pre-trip meeting: Wednesday, Mar. 6th, 5:00 pm
Pre-trip meeting location: Clubroom

Description:

This will be a beginner friendly ski weekend at the Coquihalla summit.  The focus of the trip will be avalanche safety, but we'll also do some skiing.  I'd like to practice beacon searches, digging snow pits, and routefinding in avalanche terrain.  There are several excellent ski options for beginners - Iago, Zoa and Coquihalla Lakes Ridge - as well as many more challenging trips for stronger skiers.  We'll car camp somewhere near the public washrooms.

This trip should be perfect for beginner skiers, who have taken AST1 or equivalent, and are looking to get out and practice their skills.  I won't make previous avalanche training mandatory provided there are enough experienced people to lead groups.  If you do plan on getting out and backcountry skiing, you should get avalanche training from a professional instructor.

Posted: 2013-02-07 21:01:06
Last modified: 2013-03-04 19:41:54