Archive:Gender neutral / LGBTQ positive / intersex just wanna go skiing Jan 31 2009

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Rainbow flag flapping in the wind.jpg Diversity Friendly Trip! Rainbow flag flapping in the wind.jpg
This trip celebrates diversity in all its forms. If you sign up for this trip, please be ready to leave your prejudices at the trailhead.

If you are in the VOC, and like to ski, then probably, like me, you care more about how good the skiing is than the gender of your pow-shredding compadres. It is not that I don't like the company of just girls, sometimes, and just guys, other times, often both (in different ways) but really, in the end it's all about the gnar. Therefore I think it is time that the VOC celebrate skiing, again. Nothing new there then. It is, however, time to include everyone, across the entire spectrum of gender and sexuality, who isn't going on the girls-only trips this weekend. It is time for cutting soft beautiful curves in the powder. Or face-planting with skis exploding everywhere, if that's what you're into. It's all good with me. It is time for hot chocolate and Baileys, fine single-malt and desert potlucks. It is time for singing meatloaf on the way to the trailhead with both low and high voices. It is time for the VOC's first (but hopefully not last) officially declared beginner-friendly, gender-neutral, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, Queer and intersex-positive trip. Hell, this trip is so non-judgmental you can even AT and nobody will make fun. Maybe.

This is a beginner friendly trip, although it is recommended that you are in reasonable shape as it is a reasonable way in to the hut.


The trip meeting is Wednesday January 28th, 6:00pm, in the hallway outside the clubroom (because the clubroom will be full).

The trip is January 31st to February 1st, 2009


We will be going to the Brew Hut. The ski in is about 14km and 1200m of elevation gain.

Equipment List

Note that you can borrow equipment from the club for free. Gear_rental does require a cash deposit, however.

Stuff you need from the club probably includes:

  • Skis (bindings are adjustable, ask when you pick them up, make sure they fit your boots)
  • Skins (ask the QM - they let your skis go uphill, quite necessary for this trip. Make sure they fit your skis)
  • Boots (make sure they fit your feet, and your skis)
  • Poles (the Club is very short of poles, consider Cheapskates, MEC, or borrowing)
  • Shovel
  • Probe
  • Avy transceiver
  • Rainbow flag (optional)

Sign Up

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The initial limit is 12, the capacity of the Brew Hut.

  1. Matthew Carroll



Please indicate here if you have a car, where you are leaving from and how many people you can transport.

Driver Name (contact details, leaving from, number of passengers)