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Intro to Backcountry Skiing · Sat. Jan. 26th - Sun. Jan. 27th

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Organized by: Caitlin Schneider.

Start: Saturday, Jan. 26th
End: Sunday, Jan. 27th
Pre-trip meeting: Thursday, Jan. 24th, 6:00 pm
Pre-trip meeting location: MATH 104 MAP

Half paraphrased and half plagiarized from Phil's excellent trip description last year:

Intro to Back Country Skiing - Accident free (as far as I can remember) for 1 year.

This annual trip is designed to introduce people to the world of skiing sans lifts and yes, even sans huts. We will, skin, ski and camp in tents. We may also discuss things like choosing ski destinations, camp locations, party dynamics and dealing with emergencies.

Possible side effects of joining this trip include, but are not limited to: Hypothermia and injury due to poor tent assembly technique.

Note: Like all VOC Trips, there are NO PROFESSIONALS. Experienced club members will provide you with their opinions on things, but remember that they're just that, opinions from some random person who claims to know what they're doing. This is no replacement for building your own experience base, reading books and taking professional courses.

I'm looking for two types of participant: 'I am reasonably experienced and am willing to show people how I do stuff' and 'I am not very experienced and want to see how other people do stuff'. When you sign up, please indicate which box you fit in. This trip is capped at a maximum of 20, 5 'somewhat experienced' and 15 'less experienced'. If demand is huge (likely) and we have adequate 'experienced type people', then we will run a second (or even third), parallel trip like we have for the past couple of years.

Not sure if this is the trip for you? Post your questions here and I'll do my best to answer quickly.

Posted: 2012-11-30 11:30:34
Last modified: 2013-01-25 11:15:26