Archive:Brian Waddington Hut New Years 2014

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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.


In what has now become an annual tradition, many VOCers head to the Brian Waddington Hut (at Phelix Creek) to celebrate the New Year and shred the local gnar. It is the largest of all of our huts, and arguably one of the most beautiful, making for a pretty awesome New Years party. The hut can nominally hold 24, but we've had over 30 in the past. Stay for as long as you want. You're welcome to come and go as you please. Please note that this is not a guided/instructional trip, but more of a gathering of like minded powder hounds. However, if you've never been to the hut before, you'll most likely find someone willing to show you the way.

The terrain isn't exactly friendly for people who have never skied before, but you don't need to be an expert to come. Having done an AST (Avalanche Skills Training) course (or equivalent) is highly recommended. Most of the slopes surrounding the hut are generally labeled "intermediate" or "advanced", but there are some very short beginner level runs behind the hut.

Trip Agenda

Trip Coordinator

Nobody is actually organizing this, because if somebody was, then they would be responsible for retrieving parties that got lost on the way in. Expect your car group to be self sufficient. Probably this means having at least one person in your car that knows the way in.


December 29th, 2012 - January 6nd, 2013

Note that these dates are open to your interpretation!

Equipment List

The hut is not heated and can be a little chilly when less than 10 bodies are there, so bring a warm sleeping bag. Some people may prefer to tent outside.

Snorkels are optional.

Sign up

Note: Dates can vary depending on what your group decides to do

The purpose of this list is to figure out how full the hut is going to be on each night (and when the good partying is!) Please sign up for the nights you are sleeping in the hut. For example, ff you plan on leaving on January 2nd, sign up for January 1st as your last night. Also indicate beside your name the days you are arriving and leaving. This will help people find cars and also fill their cars more efficiently. Please note if you intend on sleeping in a tent.

Saturday, December 28th

  1. Jens (staying in hut)
  2. Ru (staying in hut) - looking for other beginner skiers to try things with, and happy to have experience ppl helping out!
  3. Ben Heaps (staying in hut)
  4. Ian Johnston (Staying in hut)
  5. Yuri (Staying in hut)
  6. Russell P (Staying in hut)

Sunday, December 29th

  1. Alfred L (tentative, arriving, staying in tent)
  2. Jens (staying in hut)
  3. Ru (staying in hut)
  4. Ben Heaps (staying in hut)
  5. Ian Johnston (Staying in hut)
  6. Lachlan(Staying in hut)
  7. Sam J (tentative, arriving, staying in hut)
  8. Lia Dengler (tentative, arriving, or the 30th)
  9. Tom (staying in hut - non-member - paying)
  10. Jernej (staying in hut - non-member - paying)
  11. Yuri (Staying in hut)
  12. Russell P (Staying in hut)
  13. Frank (staying in the hut)
  14. Nathan S (Staying in hut)

Monday, December 30th

  1. Alfred L (tentative, staying in tent)
  2. Jens (staying in hut)
  3. Ru (staying in hut)
  4. Anne D. (staying in hut)
  5. Ben Heaps (staying in hut)
  6. Ian Johnston (Staying in hut)
  7. Lachlan (Staying in hut)
  8. Sam J (Staying in hut)
  9. Tom (staying in hut - non-member - paying)
  10. Jernej (staying in hut - non-member - paying)
  11. Jack Montpellier (Staying in hut)
  12. Lia Dengler (tentative, staying in hut)
  13. Russell P (Staying in hut)
  14. Frank (staying in the hut)
  15. Nathan S (Staying in hut)

Tuesday, December 31st

  1. Alfred L (tentative, staying in tent)
  2. Jens (staying in hut)
  3. Ru (staying in hut)
  4. Anne D (staying in hut)
  5. Ben Heaps (staying in hut)
  6. Ian Johnston (Staying in hut)
  7. Lachlan (Staying in hut)
  8. Sam J (Staying in hut)
  9. Jack Montpellier (Staying in hut)
  10. Lia Dengler (tentative, staying in hut)
  11. Yuri (Staying in hut)
  12. Tom (staying in hut - non-member - paying)
  13. Jernej (staying in hut - non-member - paying)
  14. Russell P (Staying in hut)
  15. Frank (staying in the hut)
  16. Nathan S (staying in hut)

Wednesday, January 1st

  1. Alfred L (tentative, staying in tent)
  2. Anne D (staying in hut)
  3. Ben Heaps (staying in hut)
  4. Lachlan (Staying in hut)
  5. Lia Dengler (tentative, leaving)
  6. Nathan S (Staying in hut)

Thursday, January 2nd

  1. Alfred L (tentative, leaving)
  2. Ben Heaps (staying in hut)
  3. Lachlan (Leaving?)

Friday, January 3rd

  1. Ben Heaps (staying in hut)

Saturday, January 4th

Sunday, January 5th

Monday, January 6th

  • School starts for most people this day.


Drivers: Please indicate here where you are leaving from, and when, and how many people you can transport.

Passengers: It is up to you to contact your driver as soon as possible and tell him/her that you want a ride. At that time you can discuss departure time and place, sharing of food, stoves, etc. Once you have done this, you should take your name off the "carless people" list.

  • Signing yourself up in a car does not mean that you are actually going to get picked up. Make sure to contact the driver!

Driver [Ski in [date], out [date], leaving from [your location], # seats]

Jens VS [Ski in Dec 28, out Jan 1, leaving from Kits, 4-5 seats, dates of arrival and departure are still tentative and can be discussed :) ]

  1. Ian Johnston. Somewhat flexible with dates. East Van.
  2. Yuri. Flexible with dates.
  3. Russell. Flexible to go later.

Sam Johnson [Ski in Dec 29, out Jan 1, leaving from Burnaby, 6 seats (incl driver), dates are tentative but can't arrive before 28/12 :) ]

  1. Jim Richardson
  2. Tom (friend of Sam's)
  3. Jernej (friend of Sam's)
  4. Frank

Alfred L [Ski in Dec 29/30, out Jan 2, leaving from Point Grey, 4 seats]

  1. Lachlan

Carless People

For people that don't have a ride. You can put your name here, but it is still your responsibility to find a ride.

  • Carless person (Preferred dates, where you are leaving from)
  1. Anne D. (30th-flexible; Kitsilano) --> "My plane gets back really late on the 28th. 30th is the soonest I can get everything together and go."
  2. Lia Dengler (flexible-Jan 1) --> "I fly out again early on the 4th, so getting home early enough to dry stuff, repack, etc. would be ideal."
  3. Jim Richardson (31st-Jan1; Cambie & 12th)