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Backcountry Skiing - Elfin Lakes - Sat, Dec 30 2017, Sun, Dec 31 2017
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PRE-REGISTRATION MAY BE REQUIRED. Please review the event details carefully, and if registration is required and you'd like to join us, you must sign up at the bottom of this page. Non-member guests must contact the leader (see Notes below) to register. If payment is required for this event, you will be expected to send your payment to the Event Leader - payable to the Alpine Club of Canada, Vancouver Section.
|Event Location:||Elfin Lakes, Garibaldi Provincial Park|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sat, Dec 30 2017, Sun, Dec 31 2017
8:00 AM (Carpool Departure: 6:30 AM *log in for location*)
|Registration Cut Off:
Tue, Dec 26 2017 8:00:00 AM
|Event Duration:||2 days, 1 night |
|Difficulty Rating:||D1: Easy|
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Members & Guests, 18 & Older Only
Registration is First-Come/First-Serve
|Number Registered So Far:||
24 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
|Let's go ski the Elfin Lakes area and stay at
the Elfin Lake hut overnight!
11 km to Elfin Lakes hut (one way). Time to
complete depends on snow conditions and group
The cabin at Elfin lakes sleeps approximately
30. The cost is $10 / person / night. There are
stoves for cooking and heating. Sleeping bags
and sleeping pads are not provided.
Please reserve a spot at the hut here:
Closer to the trip, I will ask three people
to assist me as trip leaders. Trip leaders
will perform periodic headcounts throughout the
trip to ensure no one is lost/missing.
|Required Items to Bring:|
Avalanche Safety Gear
Shovel: Collapsible aluminum shovel.
Probe: Normal length probe somewhere from 220cm
Ski touring skis: bindings, skins, poles or
Ski touring boots
Suitable backpack 30 - 40L
Waterproof/breathable jacket and pants
Lightweight breathable jacket and pants (for
Lightweight gloves for climbing/skinning
Balaclava or another type of neck warmer
Drivers: car with winter tires AND chains
AND good clearance
|Recommended Items to Bring:|
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
Small personal ski repair kit
Personal first aid, medication
|How to Get There:|
|Event Directions:||Take Highway 99 just north past Squamish, exit
right at the BC Parks sign for Garibaldi Park
Diamond Head. This is Mamquam Road, right
before the Canadian Tire. It is about 16 km to
reach the trailhead from Highway 99, mostly on
a narrow, gravel road. The road will steepen
and you will pass Quest University. You will
eventually see another sign pointing you left,
for Garibaldi Park Diamond Head.
Depending on time of year and the conditions,
you may need any combo of 4wd, snow tires and
chains as the road isnít always plowed. The
road is narrow, and itís not worth taking
chances if your car is not winter-ready, as
more than a few cars have fallen off this road
before. The final curve before the parking lot
is particularly sketchy (steep and often icy),
and you may walk in the final few kilometers
from an overflow parking/ turnaround area
instead of navigating this final part of the
|Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):||150Km|
|Carpool Departure Time:||
Log in for location
Log in for directions
** Vancouver Transit Info
Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $37.50 (calculated at total Km * $0.25, effective Tuesday, December 12, 2017). This is based on the current provincial government rate for private vehicle use. Please pay your share of the cost to the carpool driver.
I am going to try and take my Honda CR-V with
snow tires - if the snow is deep I might rent a
4x4 if no one else has a suitable car.
discuss car options closer to the date when we
know the road conditions and snow forecast. We
will have a backup plan in case Mamquam Road is
closed or in bad condition for access i.e.
leave much earlier and ski with headlamps, rent
4x4 trucks ect. |
- We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines at all times while participating in ACC VA events.
|Cost Includes:||Total cost for one night at Elfin Lakes is
actually $21.30 (including tax) because of the
reservation fee ($6) and the Elfin Lake Hut fee
Please review our Etiquette Guidelines!
Note: If you don't show up we will be very hurt!
Either registration for this event is closed, or the event is full, or the trip leader needs to review and accept your application for this event. Add yourself to the Waiting/Screening List here.