|Event Location:||TBD, north of Vancouver, south of Pemberton|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sun, Jan 14 2018 7:30 AM|
|Registration Cut Off:||Sat, Jan 13 2018 12:00:00 AM|
|Event Duration:||Day Trip|
|Difficulty Rating:||D2: Moderate|
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|Who's Invited:||Members & Guests, 18 & Older Only|
|Attendee Screening:||Registration is First-Come/First-Serve|
|Number Registered So Far:||8 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|We're basically going to go over how we make (what we consider to be) good group decisions in avalanche terrain when we set out for a day trip of back country skiing. It starts with pre-trip planning and making a set of goals that suit the group's ability level and the hazards that are present that day and that are flexible in case we make new observations in the field. But do we know what the group's ability level is like? Do we know what hazards we are going to face? I certainly don't at this point. We'll start with meeting in the Zephyr Cafe in Squamish to have breakfast, meet eachother, discuss group goals and talk about some specific trip plans. A few of the things we are going to sort out with the trip plan in the morning is 1) Discuss what hazards we are expecting to encounter and how to avoid them or mitigate them 2) Identify decision making points along our route 3) Pick out goals or runs for the day that suit the conditions and group 4) Conclude a schedule for the day. Once we get on our skis, we're going to practice conservative group management and hopefully achieve our trip goals (presumably of scoring sweet pow-pow). I hope we end up doing a day trip where my trip partner and I can share some of the ways we've found fun skiing while keeping out of trouble over the years. Before signing up, Please have the full day free and be comfortable skiing in back country terrain :) It will throw a wrench in the plan here if someone tells me over breakfast they have to be back in Vancouver for lunch. It will also be really tough to work with if someone can't ski back country terrain. That being said, you don't need to have AST1 to join and learn.|
|How to Get There:|
|Event Directions:||We'll start at the Zephyr in Squamish (https://www.google.ca/maps/place/Zephyr+Cafe/@ 49.6995253,-123.1545473,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3 m4!1s0x5486f81622f3f79d:0xdb09786dcff70166!8m2! 3d49.6995219!4d-123.1523586?hl=en) and make a pick from there.|
The long term weather actually looks pretty sweet
for that weekend!|
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