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Whistler Opening Weekend Backcountry Skiing! - Sat, Nov 24 2018
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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:||Whistler Blackcomb|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sat, Nov 24 2018
8:00 AM (Carpool Departure: 5:45 AM *log in for location*)
|Registration Cut Off:
Fri, Nov 23 2018 5:00:00 PM
|Event Duration:||8 hrs|
|Difficulty Rating:||D2: Moderate|
You must be logged in to get the Event Leader contact information.
Members & Guests, 18 & Older Only
Registration is First-Come/First-Serve
|Number Registered So Far:||
9 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
|Let's go ski the Blackcomb Backcountry!
We'll see how the snow is, but I'd like to head
up Blackcomb Glacier, over to Circle Lake and
ski around there. We can boot back up and ski
the other side of Spearhead Glacier then head
to Husume Couloir for our ski out.
Meet at the Gondola at 8 am (upload at
8:30 am). We will wait for those who need to
buy a pass (to buy a pass, go to guest services
next to the Whistler Village gondola. You must
show your avalanche gear to buy a pass). All
participants will have AST 1.
No beginner skiers please - you should be able
to comfortably ski a black diamond run.
We will not be skiing routes that require
extensive travel due to limited daylight.
I will try to match riders with carpoolers, but
will not be meeting at the carpool myself.
|Required Items to Bring:|
Whistler backcountry Pass $63 (2017 season
price, may be more) or
Season's Pass/Edge Card, all avalanche gear,
backpack, skis or splitboard, skins, poles,
warm clothes, emergency kit with bivvy sac,
whistle, headlamp, extra batteries, water,
|Recommended Items to Bring:|
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
Repair Kit and tools, Medical Kit, Maps, GPS,
|How to Get There:|
|Event Directions:||Meet at the Whistler Village Gondola at 8 am.|
|Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):||200Km|
|Carpool Departure Time:||
Log in for location
Log in for directions
** Vancouver Transit Info
Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $50.00 (calculated at total Km * $0.25, effective Saturday, October 20, 2018). This is based on the current provincial government rate for private vehicle use. Please pay your share of the cost to the carpool driver.
Trip will be cancelled if the snowpack is bad
or it's warm out (defined here as above
freezing at Roundhouse Station).
I have a black jacket, blue backpack, and pink
G3 skis. I will
have a sign saying ACC SKI TRIP!
- We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines at all times while participating in ACC VA events.
Please review our Etiquette Guidelines!
Note: If you don't show up we will be very hurt!
*Note: If you are running late (more than 10 minutes)
contact the trip leader as soon as you can. My
phone number is listed next to my name.
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.