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Advanced beginner-friendly trip to Coq/Duffey (likely 1 day) · Saturday, December 3rd

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Organized by: Nicole Ong.

Start: Saturday, Dec. 3rd, 6:00 am
Pre-trip meeting: Wednesday, Nov. 30th, 6:00 pm
Pre-trip meeting location: Clubroom or just outside clubroom


I'm thinking of organizing an advanced beginner friendly outing to the Coquihalla or the Duffey, the weekend of Dec 3-4. This could be a weekend trip (Sat-Sun) or a 1.5 day trip (Friday night camping-Saturday day trip), depending on people's preferences and the weather/snow forecast.

What's a beginner-friendly trip?

Beginner friendliness means we look out "extra hard" for you (not that people on other VOC trips don't).

What makes an "advanced beginner"? You need to be one of the following:

  1. If you cannot ski (or can ski only green/easy runs), you must have a high level of grit and be pretty darn fit/strong. Because if you can't ski and aren't in shape, you risk putting yourself in danger, as well as others who are assisting you in your descent. You would likely fall a lot and might even hike out some parts and posthole along the way. Feel free to email me if you need clarification.

  2. If you can ski (by being able to ski, I mean at least blue runs in a resort), great. You just need a bit of guidance about skinning, group travel, avalanche awareness etc.

What's the difference between a weekend trip vs. a 1.5 day trip?

EDIT: This is now likely to be a one-day trip.

A weekend trip would entail skinning up and skiing out with a full pack of tent, cook gear, sleeping bag/pads, potentially extra clothing etc. A 1.5 day trip may involve camping at the trailhead or somewhere lower in elevation, which means the majority of skinning up and skiing out will be done with a lighter pack (= easier skiing and manoeuvering).

* Finally, I hope there will be other experienced folks who don't mind joining and helping out. At the moment, there are just 2 "oldies" (with fragile joints) who are sort of running the show. 

** Also drivers, we'll need cars with winter tyres/chains.

Posted: 2016-11-24 13:26:13
Last modified: 2016-11-30 12:15:28