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Wedgemount Winter Romp · Sat. Mar. 28th - Sun. Mar. 29th
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Start: Saturday, Mar. 28th, 6:30 am
End: Sunday, Mar. 29th, 8:00 pm
Pre-trip meeting: Tuesday, Mar. 24th, 6:00 pm
Pre-trip meeting location: VOC Clubroom
So I'm thinking of doing a snowshoeing trip up to Wedgemount Lake, then up one of the surrounding mountains, such as Cook or possibly Weart. It's an overnight trip where we're planning to stay in the hut, which supposedly sleeps 8 comfortably, but I'm sure we can get cozier than that if need be, though you are more than welcome to bring a tent and camp if you'd prefer...
This trip involves 2 long-ish days of snowshoeing up steep terrain (we'll obviously hike as far as we can before breaking out the snowshoes though) with an elevation gain of 1200m to get to the hut, but by typical VOC definition; I'd say it can still considered beginner friendly.
I'm sure there's potential for backcountry skiing, but I myself don't know enough about it or the area to be involved with the planning of that, but very open to suggestions on the message board thread from someone who knows what they're talking about.
I don't see any reason why we'd need anything more than standard winter overnight gear + snowshoes, (and whatever beverages you care to haul halfway up a mountain).
If you're still not convinced, here's a picture that I didn't take.