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Beginner-friendly Coquihalla trip for skiers · Sat. Mar. 21st - Sun. Mar. 22nd
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Start: Saturday, Mar. 21st
End: Sunday, Mar. 22nd
Pre-trip meeting: Wednesday, Mar. 18th, 5:00 pm
Pre-trip meeting location: By the VOC clubroom
We'll be discussing destinations at the pre-trip meeting tomorrow Wed at 5pm, by the clubroom. We will also try to sort out transportation and arrange into cooking groups and tent groups. The weather forecast calls for some snow before our trip, but only at very high elevations (rain below). In essence, this trip will likely involve a fair amount of bootpacking (carrying your skis on your backpack) until we find snow, but hopefully we'll find ok snow.
Current ideas for destinations are Brandywine Mtn, Metal Dome from South or the Black Tusk area.
Due to the poor conditions in the Coquihalla (and everywhere?), this trip will be moved to another location. We're looking into destinations. Regardless, we'll likely have to boot pack quite a bit.
Beginner-friendly non-ambitious overnight ski trip to SOMEWHERE. Skiing conditions will likely be intermediate-difficult, due to poor snow level.
Avalanche training is highly desirable, but not required - but all participants must bring Avy Beacon, Probe and Shovel.
The trip will be adapted to the participants and the weather - The destination may get changed, but the trip will run in some form or another regardless of weather.
PS. This trip is intended for backcountry beginners who are up for a non-ambitious winter trip on skis where being outside and camping in the snow is more important than "the objective".
Please feel free to send me or Nicole an email if you've got questions.