Archive:Brian Waddington Hut New Year's 2015

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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.


In what has now become an annual tradition, many VOCers head to the Brian Waddington Hut (at Phelix Creek) to celebrate the New Year and shred the local gnar. It is the largest of all of our huts, and arguably one of the most beautiful, making for a pretty awesome New Years party. The hut can nominally hold 24, but we've had over 30 in the past. Stay for as long as you want. You're welcome to come and go as you please. Please note that this is not a guided/instructional trip, but more of a gathering of like minded powder hounds. However, if you've never been to the hut before, you'll most likely find someone willing to show you the way.

The terrain isn't exactly friendly for people who have never skied before, but you don't need to be an expert to come. Having done an AST (Avalanche Skills Training) course (or equivalent) is highly recommended. Most of the slopes surrounding the hut are generally labeled "intermediate" or "advanced", but there are some very short beginner level runs behind the hut.

Trip Agenda

Trip Coordinator

Nobody is actually organizing this, because if somebody was, then they would be responsible for retrieving parties that got lost on the way in. Expect your car group to be self sufficient. Probably this means having at least one person in your car that knows the way in.


December 26th, 2014 - January 4th, 2015

Note that these dates are open to your interpretation!

Equipment List

The hut is not heated and can be a little chilly when less than 10 bodies are there, so bring a warm sleeping bag. Some people may prefer to tent outside, but if it's -30C outside and +5C inside, that's a fairly compelling reason to sleep inside.

Snorkels are optional.

Sign up

Note: Dates can vary depending on what your group decides to do

The purpose of this list is to figure out how full the hut is going to be on each night (and when the good partying is!) Please sign up for the nights you are sleeping in the hut. For example, if you plan on leaving on January 2nd, sign up for January 1st as your last night. Also indicate beside your name the days you are arriving and leaving. This will help people find cars and also fill their cars more efficiently. Please note if you intend on sleeping in a tent.

Thursday, December 25th

  1. Alexander Shvetsov; Staying in hut. I have got the car.
  2. Michael Sorvino

Friday, December 26th

  1. Alexander Shvetsov; Staying in hut. I have got the car. Michael and I are going there on the 25th actually.
  2. Michael Sorvino email me about your plans. I have been to the cabin a few times.
  3. Derry - Hut
  4. Clemens L - Hut, have truck, AST.. lookin' for a group and turns! 6047101841
  5. Jen L - hut or tent, leaving Sunday 28th
  6. Mark L - hut or tent, leaving sunday - last minute arrivals ...

Saturday, December 27th

  1. Jeff Taylor, hut
  2. Ilia Capralov, hut
  3. Alexander Shvetsov; Staying in hut. I have got the car.
  4. Derry - Hut
  5. Clemens L hut
  6. Jen L
  7. Mark L - last minute arrivals ...

Sunday, December 28th

  1. Jeff Taylor, hut
  2. Ilia Capralov, hut
  3. Alexander Shvetsov; Staying in hut. I have got the car.
  4. Derry - Hut
  5. Clemens L hut
  6. Marius Muja - hut
  7. Adriana Muja - hut
  8. Fangwen Zhao - hut
  9. Tobias K, hut
  10. Daniel Joseph, hut

Monday, December 29th

  1. Jeff Taylor, hut
  2. Ilia Capralov, hut
  3. Steffen Henkelmann, hut
  4. Sven Pluemer, hut
  5. Seraina Glauss, hut
  6. Derry - Hut
  7. Clemens L hut
  8. Marius Muja - hut
  9. Adriana Muja - hut
  10. Fangwen Zhao - hut
  11. Tobias K, hut
  12. Daniel Joseph, hut
  13. Isabel, hut

Tuesday, December 30st

  1. Jeff Taylor, hut
  2. Nolan Ohmart, hut
  3. Ilia Capralov, hut
  4. Tobias K, hut
  5. Magda Price, hut (tent backup)
  6. Gord Muir, hut (tent backup)
  7. Andrew Cavers, hut (tent backup)
  8. Steffen Henkelmann, hut
  9. Sven Pluemer, hut
  10. Seraina Glauss, hut
  11. Fangwen Zhao, hut
  12. Nathan Starzynski, hut
  13. Katie Cullen, hut
  14. Derry - Hut
  15. Clemens L hut
  16. Noah Besen, hut
  17. Marius Muja - hut
  18. Adriana Muja - hut
  19. Daniel Joseph, hut
  20. Isabel, hut
  21. Tom, hut
  22. Rachl, hut, (tent backup)
  23. Nolan, hut

Wednesday, December 31st

  1. Ian Johnston, hut
  2. Jeff Taylor, hut
  3. Nolan Ohmart, hut
  4. Ilia Capralov, hut
  5. Tobias K, hut
  6. Magda Price, hut (tent backup)
  7. Gord Muir, hut (tent backup)
  8. Andrew Cavers, hut (tent backup)
  9. Steffen Henkelmann, hut
  10. Sven Pluemer, hut
  11. Seraina Glauss, hut
  12. Fangwen Zhao, hut
  13. Bruno (tentative), hut (tent backup)
  14. Nathan Starzynski, hut
  15. Katie Cullen, hut
  16. Derry - Hut
  17. Clemens L hut
  18. Noah Besen, hut
  19. Clemens A hut (tent backup)
  20. Daniel JOseph, hut
  21. Isabel, probably tent
  22. Tom, hut
  23. Rachl, hut, (tent backup)
  24. Nolan, hut
  25. Mike, tent
  26. Gemma, tent

Thursday, January 1st

  1. Jeff Taylor, hut
  2. Nolan Ohmart, hut
  3. Ian Johnston, hut
  4. Magda Price, hut (tent backup)
  5. Gord Muir, hut (tent backup)
  6. Andrew Cavers, hut (tent backup)
  1. Steffen Henkelmann, hut
  2. Sven Pluemer, hut
  3. Seraina Glauss, hut
  4. Fangwen Zhao, hut
  5. Bruno (tentative), hut (tent backup)
  6. Anna Geller, hut
  7. Derry - Hut
  8. Clemens L hut
  9. Nathan Starzynski, hut
  10. Katie Cullen, hut
  11. Noah Besen, hut
  12. Clemens A hut (tent backup)
  13. Isabel
  14. Tom, hut
  15. Rachl, hut, (tent backup)
  16. Nolan, hut

Friday, January 2nd

  1. Jeff Taylor, hut
  2. Ilia Capralov, hut
  3. Ian Johnston, hut
  4. Bruno (tentative), hut (tent backup)
  5. Anna Geller, hut
  6. Derry - Hut
  7. Clemens L hut tentative
  8. Clemens A hut (tent backup)
  9. Isabel, hut

Saturday, January 3rd

  1. Ilia Capralov, hut
  2. Anna Geller hut
  3. Derry - Hut
  4. Isabel, probably hut

Sunday, January 4th

  1. Name; staying in hut/tent
  2. Anna Geller, hut

Monday, January 5th

  • School starts for most people this day.
  1. Name; staying in hut/tent


Drivers: Please indicate here where you are leaving from, and when, and how many people you can transport.

Passengers: It is up to you to contact your driver as soon as possible and tell him/her that you want a ride. At that time you can discuss departure time and place, sharing of food, stoves, etc. Once you have done this, you should take your name off the "carless people" list.

  • Signing yourself up in a car does not mean that you are actually going to get picked up. Make sure to contact the driver!

Driver [Ski in [date], out [date], leaving from [your location], # seats]

  1. Adriana Muja: ski in on the 28th, ski out on the 31st, but heading to Lillooet -> Gold Bridge afterwards, 2 seats from Vancouver to trailhead
  2. Tobias - Dec 28th to Jan 1st (Modo Van w/ 6 people)

Carless People

For people that don't have a ride. You can put your name here, but it is still your responsibility to find a ride.

  • Carless person (Preferred dates, where you are leaving from)
  1. Jeff Taylor, Dec. 27th to as-late-as-i-can.
  2. Ilia Capralov, Dec 27 - Jan 3 (Dates flexible), leaving from Dumbar and SW Marine Drive.
  3. Magda Price, Dec 30 - Jan 2 (flexible, can leave as early as Dec 27), MacDonald & 1st
  4. Gord Muir, Dec 30 - Jan 2 (flexible, can leave as early as Dec 27), MacDonald & 1st
  5. Bruno - Dec 31 (after 3pm) - Jan 3 (at the latest), Quebec & 16th
  6. Derry - Dec 26 or 27 to Jan 3, 5th and Balaclava
  7. Dan JOseph dec 28-jan 4th (flexible, anytime between those dates), 4th and Balsam, Kits