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Poaching Grouse [Beginner friendly] · Sunday, January 19th
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Start: Sunday, Jan. 19th, 7:30 am
End: Sunday, Jan. 19th, 5:00 pm
Pre-trip meeting: Thursday, Jan. 16th, 4:30 pm
Pre-trip meeting location: Outside club room
The Weather outside is frightful, but the snow is so delightful...
…Meaning that, hopefully, mountain highway has enough snow to skin up.
Let's face it, backcountry skiing is hard work, and unearned descents are good fun. However, the ever-increasing costs of individual lift tickets put these unearned descents outside of the shoestring budgets of many VOCers without seasons passes.
Unfortunately, rumour has it that Freemour has added new security measures making it an increasingly problematic budget ski destination. Leaving only one North Shore ski area to poach: Grouse Mountain.
So the plan is to meet early Sunday morning (7:30) at the Fromme mountain biking trailhead and skin 10 km up mountain highway to Grouse ski area, and then enjoy some free, unearned descents. We will probably begin to descend back down around 16:00 or later depending on people's comfort level with skiing in the dark (bring good headlamps).
- Ability to ski/board green runs
- theoretical knowledge of how to use backcountry gear (skins, beacon, probe, shovel, etc.)
This trip will be dependant on the snow conditions and avalanche risk.
for gear to bring see VOC Wiki: https://www.ubc-voc.com/wiki/Gear_Lists#Winter_Day_Trip
The VOC does not condone or Promote unlawful activities including, but not limited to: unsanctioned border crossings, the climbing of and/or rappelling off of UBC property or other notable landmarks of Vancouver, ski area poaching, hiking in prohibited areas, etc.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at [email protected]