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Intro to [email protected]! And Maybe Skiing! Beginner Friendly · Sat. Nov. 15th - Sun. Nov. 16th
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Start: Saturday, Nov. 15th, 5:00 am
End: Sunday, Nov. 16th, 10:00 am
Pre-trip meeting: Wednesday, Nov. 12th, 7:00 pm
Pre-trip meeting location: Club Room
Are you sick of shoulder season and stoked for winter? Come play in the snow!
We'll be going to Phelix hut. For those who haven't been there, it's a total gem--it comforatbly fits twenty people and can squeeze a lot more, and it's in a gorgeous alpine valley near a lake. I've been six or seven times and I'm not the least bit sick of it.
The exact activities will depend on snow levels. I plan to make snow shelters and practice avalanche rescue. This is something no one does enough, and it'll be a great way to start the ski season.
And speaking of--their MIGHT be enough snow to ski, but unless I get an updated snow report that won't be a focus of the trip. If you do want to ski you'll be carrying skis a long way for a bit of skiing, and scraping your skis on rocks. There's nothing wrong with this, I'm just letting you know what to expect and warning you not to bring skis you care about too much.
You will need either:
1) Skis. The VOC rents these, OR
2) Snowshoes. The VOC also rents these. I STRONGLY recommend snowshoes unless you're a fanatic about skiing.
3) Avalanche beacon, shovel, and probe. The VOC also rents these.
4) Willingness to hike 10 kilometers each way with a heavy pack.
5) Standard overnight gear