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Intro to Backcountry Skiing · Sat. Jan. 24th - Sun. Jan. 25th

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Organized by: Cassandra Elphinstone.

Start: Saturday, Jan. 24th, 6:00 am
End: Sunday, Jan. 25th, 8:00 pm
Pre-trip meeting: Wednesday, Jan. 21st, 6:00 pm
Pre-trip meeting location: BUCH A202 MAP

Description:

Intro to Backcountry Skiing is a trip aimed at people who can ski already who want to get into backcountry skiing and tent camping. The objective of the trip is to camp and do some skiing above camp, or climb a peak and ski down (not just skiing to camp and back). Participants should ski well enough that they will be able to descend through forest with a pack on without hitting trees, but they do not have to look remotely good while doing it (this is called Survival Skiing). The trip is a one night excursion to an area with simple terrain and no hut. Participants stay in tents and cook in a snow kitchen, while getting some advice on travelling in the backcountry and winter camping from the more experienced trip leaders.

Past locations have included

  • Needle Peak, Coquihalla
  • Caspar Creek
  • Red Heather
  • Rainbow Lake

Posted: 2014-11-25 15:22:50
Last modified: 2015-01-20 20:31:37