Archive:Sicktastic Powderfest 2009

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Skiers. Hopefully some decent mix of somewhat experienced and less experienced. Not too many.


Backcountry skiing in nipple deep gnar.


March 14th - 15th, 2009

Pre-Trip Meeting

Date: Wednesday, March 11th
Time: 6:00pm
Location: VOC Clubroom


Brew Hut.


With great aplomb.


Personal items are in regular font, shared items are in italic font


  • water bottle (at least 2L, unless you know yourself)
  • headlamp and batteries
  • sunscreen
  • sun glasses and/or goggles
  • map
  • compass
  • backpack
  • pocket knife
  • whistle
  • lighter and/or waterproof matches
  • first aid kit
  • Toilet Paper

Clothing / Equipment

  • warm jacket (fleece or down)
  • long underwear (top and bottom)
  • toque / hat
  • mitts / gloves
  • weatherproof jacket (goretex or coated nylon or softshell if weather is forecast to be sunny)
  • weatherproof pants (goretex or coated nylon or softshell if weather is forecast to be sunny)
  • hiking poles?
  • gaiters (optional if your pants have an integrated snow cuff)
  • warm pants (fleece or down)
  • insulated booties (optional)


  • Lunch and snacks x2
  • Breakfast x1
  • Dinner x1


  • sleeping bag
  • sleeping pad
  • ear plugs, because somebody will snore (optional)

Cooking and Eating

  • bowl, spoon
  • Stove with fuel. If using white gas, for each person bring 150 mL
    • May use hut stove if available
    • 300mL to run each lantern
  • Pot and matching pot gripper
  • Toothbrush

Ski hardware

  • ski helmet (optional) (most climbing helmets do not protect from frontal or side impacts and are not acceptable substitutes)
  • skis (must have touring bindings that allow the heel to be free) or a split snowboard
  • skins for going uphill. They must fit your skis and have reasonable glue. Test them.
  • bindings. Applies particularly for splitboards.
  • poles
  • boots to match your skis or snowboard - there are many different kinds of binding interfaces. Make sure to test that both your boots fit into your bindings before the trip.
  • ski repair kit

Avalanche Safety Gear

  • 457kHz avalanche transceiver (with batteries, tested in advance)
  • shovel
  • probe
  • snow saw (optional)
  • rutschblock cord (optional)
  • loupe (optional)
  • crystal card (optional)
  • CAC Avaluator card (optional)
  • CAC Public Avalanche Bulletin Printout{{#if:|

===Climbing Gear===}}

Note that you can borrow equipment from the club for free. Gear_rental does require a cash deposit, however.

The usual backcountry ski gear will be required, and and avalanche transceiver and shovel will be absolutely mandatory.

Sign Up

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  1. Scott Webster (AST-2)
  2. Christian Veenstra


  1. Craig T. (AST-1)
  2. Anne Webster (AST-1)
  3. Michael Duncan (taking AST-1 the next weekend)
  4. Ignacio R
  5. Pascale C (snowshoeing and maybe snowboard too)
  6. Janine Welton (AST 1) tele beginner
  7. Artem Bylinskii
  8. Maria Markov (AST 1; might have car; might bring a tent and come anyway)
  9. Katia (snowshoes)
  10. Ellie (AST 1)
  11. Manuel Walter (some not specified courses and practices)


Veenstra's Car

  1. Veenstra
  2. Ignacio
  3. Pascale
  4. Manuel

Scott W's car

  1. Scott
  2. Anne
  3. Maria
  4. Katya

Mike D's

  1. Mike
  2. Elli
  3. Jeneen
  4. Artem

Craig's car (3 spaces?)

  1. Craig from Whistler