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This is the sign up and organization page for an old trip. It already happened. Please do not sign up for it.


The VOC avalanche course for members in January of every year. Spaces are limited, and it fills up quickly, so make sure to sign up early if you want a spot. This course is a heck of a lot cheaper than than taking a course open to the public.

It is a good idea for anyone who is interested in travelling in the back country to take an avalanche course. Avalanche course students learn about some snow science basics, terrain, route finding, snow stability testing and rescue.

This years course is being done by Canada West Mountain School

The course will be exactly the same as this one

It is required that students read the material from CWMS as well as go through the online course before the classroom session.


Classroom Session

January 17th, 2008 at 7:00 to 10:00 pm
At CWMS on 47 East Broadway

Field Course

January 19th - 20th, 2008


$200 including:

  • 2 days of instruction
  • 1 classroom session
  • All course materials (paper handouts and books)
  • Avalanche Equipment (Probe, shovel, transceiver)
  • Whistler back country pass for Sunday ($40 value)

(Cost is $160 if you already have a whistler pass)
All other costs including but not limited to food, ski, snowshoe rental, travel expenses will be your own responsibility. Car pooling will be organised later.


The classroom session will either be at Canada West Mountain School's office on Broadway or it will be at UBC.
The Field Courses will be held at Seymour Saturday and Whistler Sunday.

Sign up

Signing up here does not guarantee you a spot. YOU MUST PAY $200 at the club room and sign up. Any exec can sign you up in the club room. The best times to go are gear hours or between 12pm and 1pm.

Group 1

(MAX 8 people)

  1. Lindsay Rogers
  2. Ashley Jollymore
  3. Laura Morrison
  4. Anne Webster
  5. Bob Lai
  6. Christian Sampaleanu
  7. Tim Russell
  8. Jack Wesche

Group 2

(MAX 8 people)

  1. Eric Escobar
  2. Emma Vardy-Brag
  3. Edward Rothschild
  4. Peter Eugster
  5. Natalie Stafl
  6. Lenka Stafl
  7. Steve Mullen
  8. Helen Fleisig




  1. Eddie
  2. Anne


  1. Emma V-B (UBC)
  2. Laura (UBC)


  1. Bob
  2. Pete
  3. Natalie
  4. Lenka
  5. Christian
  6. Muffin


Eric. [picking up people at McDonald's UBC 5:45am, sharp, dropping off people on Howe at the 17 bus stop when we come back]

  1. Christian


  1. Eddie
  2. Anne


  1. Emma V-B (UBC)


  1. Pete
  2. Bob
  3. Lenka
  4. Natalie
  5. Muffin