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Needle Peak (Class 2 Skiing & Class B+ Physical Difficulty) · Sunday, February 25th

Warning: This is an old trip - it already happened

Warning, this trip has been cancelled : Coquihalla highway looks terrible, prefer not to drive out there :/

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Organized by: Vincent Chan-Ying.

Start: Sunday, Feb. 25th, 8:00 am
End: Sunday, Feb. 25th, 6:00 pm
Pre-trip meeting location: Message board faff


Needle Peak in the Coquihalla region which is part of Avalanche Canada's South Coast Inland region. Snow in the South Coast tends to be drier which usually results in more airy powder skiing. But it doesn't settle as quickly as snow in the Sea to Sky region or the North Shore thus resulting in higher avalanche risk. Annual snowfall is 7m at the hiway near Coquihalla Summit so expect a lot of snow. 

Trip difficulty:

  • Class 2 Skiing: skiing moderate slopes
  • Class B Physical Difficulty: Moderate difficulty, 5 to 8 hours of travel per day
  • Plus: Intend to come with fitness to move fast

Trip Requirements:

  1. Must have AST-1 or international equivalent of formal training. Recent practice (practice within past 3 months) in addition to formal training preferred
  2. Capable of carrying day pack with day equipment over a 880m gain 
  3. Capable of and comfortable with skiing moderate to steep runs (25 to 35-ish degrees, so Whistler blue to black runs) in all snow conditions (icey, pow, crud, compact snow, etc.) with your touring setup

See trip grading here.

Posted: 2018-02-22 23:47:04
Last modified: 2018-02-26 12:01:18