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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 Details:

December 27th, 2019 - January 3rd, 2020

Note that these dates are open to your interpretation! You can stay for as long or as little as you like. Some go up for a few days, others go up just for New Years Eve.

Trip Agenda: to be posted soon!

Equipment List

The hut now heated by a wood stove. Wood is manually carried on the backs of volunteers to the hut all the way from the road so please please please use sparingly. Start with a small fire. The hut is well insulated and a small fire will heat up the hut. If it's too hot to sleep in your 0deg sleeping bags, you have used too much wood or y'all are just smoking hot athletic studs.

It can get noisy and crowded inside so some people may prefer to tent outside, but if it's -30C outside and +5C inside, that's a fairly compelling reason to sleep inside. There is a limited amount of space in the loft (31 people) so if you would like a spot sign up early. If you are only coming up for new years eve, consider bringing up a tent so that people staying more than one night don't have to switch between the hut and a tent.

Snorkels are optional.

Peer Support Group

The peer support group was created to ensure that a comfortable and safe environment is maintained within the VOC. There are six members of the peer support group, both males and females, dedicated to maintaining this environment within the club. We encourage everyone to approach any of our peer support members (whom are listed under the exec members on the membership page if you have felt uncomfortable, or have witnessed a situation of discomfort, harassment of any form or felt lack of safety on any of our trips that you wish to discuss and seek a resolution for. Resolutions can vary from simply having a misunderstanding cleared up to helping provide support for resolving any issues between two people in a safe environment.

To read more about the PSG, visit the wiki page here: https://www.ubc-voc.com/wiki/VOC_peer_support_group

The Lord of Phelix

This years lord is still TBD. The Lord of Phelix is in charge while up at the Hut over new years. Look for the Lord while up at the Hut if you have any questions or have any concerns. Email [email protected] to get in touch with the lord.

Sign Up

For those who  haven't been to Brian Waddington Hut for New Years before, its important to know that this trip functions differently from many big VOC trips: The trip organization is decentralized and you must self-organize. This is because people have a variety of scheduling needs and a variety of skiing abilities. Despite this we still try to have some organization to help us coordinate with each other and to help others who may not have a group to go up with yet. So if you intend to join us at New Years whether you are a current VOC member, a VOC alumni, or just a friend of the VOC please follow these sign up steps:

  1. Register in the Hut Sign Up below on this wiki page
  2. If you can drive, register in the Drivers Sign Up below on this wiki page
  3. If you need a ride, register in the Carless People Sign Up below on this wiki page
  4. Go to the Trip Agenda (if you are a current VOC member) and sign up as interested or committed to the trip
  5. Contact any people you need to contact in order to self-organize your group!

Hut Sign Up

The purpose of the list below is to figure out how full the hut is going to be on each night (and when the good partying is!).