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This is the sign up and organization page for an old trip. It already happened. Please do not sign up for it.


Since not everyone could attend the course in December, there is a second course being offered. Spaces are limited, and it fills up quickly, so make sure to sign up early if you want a spot. This course is a heck of a lot cheaper than than taking a course open to the public.

It is a good idea for anyone who is interested in travelling in the back country to take an avalanche course. Avalanche course students learn about some snow science basics, terrain, route finding, snow stability testing and rescue.

This years course is being done by Canada West Mountain School

The course will be exactly the same as the one found here:]

It is required that students read the material from CWMS as well as go through the online course before the classroom session.

Dates and Locations

Classroom Session

Date: Tuesday, January 27th, 2009
Time: 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: Canada West Mountain School, 47 E. Broadway St., Vancouver

Field Course

  • January 31st @ Mt.Seymour
  • February 1st @ Whistler (All Day)

Note: Arrange your own rides


$210 including:

  • 2 days of instruction
  • 1 classroom session
  • All course materials (paper handouts and books)
  • Avalanche Equipment (Probe, shovel, transceiver)
  • Whistler back country pass for Sunday ($40 value)

(Cost is $168 if you already have a whistler pass)

All other costs including but not limited to food, ski, snowshoe rental, travel expenses will be your own responsibility. Car pooling will be organised later.

Interested participants

Signing up here does not guarantee you a spot. YOU MUST PAY at the club room as well as sign up on the wiki. $210 for ppl without lift tickets, $168 for those who are pass holders. Any exec can sign you up in the club room. The best times to go are gear hours or between 12pm and 1pm. Please e-mail Madeleine when you have paid to confirm your spot and/or to make arrangements to do so. You must be confirmed before Friday, January 9th, 2009 so that your name and contact info can be given to Canada West in exchange for your booklets etc.

Confirmed and Paid for Jan.31 / Feb 1 course:

Group 1

  1. Breanne Johnson
  2. Kate Robinson
  3. Lisa Erdal
  4. Kurt Mohr (Car - up to 4 seats open)
  5. Valery Milner
  6. Meg Anderson
  7. Merick Moritz
  8. Robyn Hooper

Group 2

  1. Paul Lafranchi
  2. Lisa Olin
  3. Craig Tomsett
  4. Eleanor Humphrey
  5. Maria Markov (Car -- me + 3 people + skis fit comfortably)
  6. Lisa Erven
  7. Ben Crawford
  8. Eliza Boyce (No more car - brake problems)


Wait List for 2009 course

in case someone drops out

  1. Anne Vialettes
  2. Emily Ackroyd
  3. Olivia Freeman
  4. Colin Vincent


If you have a car for a given day, please post the # of spots available. It will probably be convenient if people in the same group are in the same car.

Saturday: field course @ Seymour

Maria (3-4 people) Leaving from Tsawwassen. Group 2.

  1. Eliza
  2. Eleanor
  3. Breanne
  4. Kate

Kurt (3-4 people) Leaving UBC, Returning to Horseshoe Bay. Group 1.

  1. Robyn
  2.  ?
  3.  ?
  4.  ?

*can drop passengers off at Seabus, Park Royal, other North/West Van destination

Merick Moritz [Leaving from UBC, 2 passengers]

  1. Lisa Olin
  2. Lisa E

Sunday: field course @ Whistler

Maria (3-4 people) Leaving from Tsawwassen. Group 2.

  1. Eliza
  2. Eleanor
  3. Breanne
  4. Kate

Kurt (3-4 people) Leaving Horseshoe Bay, Returning to UBC. Group 1.

  1. Robyn
  2. perhaps another someone

Merick Moritz [Leaving from UBC, 2 passengers]

  1. Lisa Olin
  2. Lisa E

please consider writing a journal article about this trip