Whistler Opening Weekend Backcountry Skiing! - Sat, Nov 24 2018

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.

The Basics:
Event Type:Skiing
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
Event Leader(s): Jessica Stewart
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members & Guests, 18 & Older Only
Attendee Screening: Registration is First-Come/First-Serve
Number Registered So Far: 9 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)

Itinerary:
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. Thanks.

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, extra warm clothes, emergency kit with bivvy sac, matches, whistle, headlamp, extra batteries, water, food, your smile!
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
Repair Kit and tools, Medical Kit, Maps, GPS, InReach, SPOT

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: 5:45 AM
Carpool Location:   Log in for location
Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
** Vancouver Transit Info
Carpool Cost: 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.

Notes:
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.


Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
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.