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Early season skiing at Red Heather · Sunday, November 23rd

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Organized by: Alfred Larsen.

Start: Sunday, Nov. 23rd
Pre-trip meeting location: Via email faff

Description:

Is anyone interested in going to Red Heather for some early season skiing this Sunday? Ideally, we could get a carload up for the day. We'll need a driver who is okay driving up to the Diamond Head parking lot (probably want good tires and chains) and people to fill the car. We could do multiple carloads (I'll help organise), but each car would need to be self-sufficient.

The current forecast shows snow mostly on Friday and Sunday, and we'll need as much of it as we can get! The freezing level on mountain-forecast is mostly below Red Heather, so we should have lots of the fluffy white stuff that needs skiing. Red Heather is also a great early season location, since you can park high and it is an easy ski 5ish km to a warming hut. The meadows are fairly rock free, so they don't need too much snow to ski. We'll also bring avy kits and can practise searches. Snowshoers would be welcome, as are inexperienced skiers (this is a great spot to get some experience). It would be good if you've done a little bit of hiking and you'll need good outerwear, as we may be around the freezing level for a while while snow/rain is coming down.

 

Posted: 2014-11-20 11:00:08
Last modified: 2014-11-20 19:50:15