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Introduction to Backcountry Skiing Coquihalla Pass - Fri, Jan 17 2020, Sat, Jan 18 2020, Sun, Jan 19 2020
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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:||Hope/Coquihalla Summit|
|Date(s) & Time:||Fri, Jan 17 2020, Sat, Jan 18 2020, Sun, Jan 19 2020
7:00 PM (Carpool Departure: N/A *log in for location*)
|Registration Cut Off:
Fri, Jan 10 2020 6:00:00 PM
|Event Duration:||3 days|
|Difficulty Rating:||D1: Easy|
You must be logged in to get the Event Leader contact information.
|Member Cost:||$195.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)|
Members Only, 18 & Older Only
Attendees are Pre-Screened - Trip Leader will review your background and may contact you before accepting you on the trip.
|Number Registered So Far:||
2 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Our popular Intro to Backcountry Skiing(IBS) course is
Yes we pack in a lot into the weekend. Expect some
challenges and fun in the process.
*Important* Selection is through screening not your
position on the waitlist.
Friday at 7pm
where we will start the
with a brief classroom session. We will get up
Saturday morning for a full day outside,
will be followed by another class room
Sunday will be another full day outside.
to be back at the cars around sunset. Please leave time for a
celebratory group dinner in Hope before heading
Details and carpool locations will
keep an eye on the website.
The cost for the course is $195.00.
*Important* Do not
pay before being accepted after which you will receive
information. Payment is due on acceptance. Cancelation
policy is no refund within 21 days of
|Required Items to Bring:|
- Ability to ride blue runs safely under
conditions on the setup you are bringing
- Attend a evening of ACC Into to Backcountry
Skiing Gear and Intro to Companion Rescue for course
- Attend a evening of ACC Avalance Awareness for course
participants date TBD
- Touring skis (AT or telemark), or
- Beacon, shovel, probe
- Full equipment list will be
|Recommended Items to Bring:|
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
|How to Get There:|
We will arrange carpools later
|Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):||550Km|
|Carpool Departure Time:||
Log in for location
Log in for directions
** Vancouver Transit Info
Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $137.50 (calculated at total Km * $0.25, effective Wednesday, November 13, 2019). This is based on the current provincial government rate for private vehicle use. Please pay your share of the cost to the carpool driver.
This training will focus on the basic
and skills necessary for travel on
boards in the backcountry. Topics that
Note that this training is not a
for proper avalanche training such as AST
- equipment usage,
- trip planning,
- basic navigation,
- route finding,
- basic avalanche knowledge,
- and more ...
- We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines at all times while participating in ACC VA events.
- Accommodation for two nights,
- GST, PST.
|Make a Payment:||Although there is a cost for this event, you do not pay through the ACC VA. Please review the event details carefully for information about how/where to make your payment.|
Please review our Etiquette Guidelines!
Note: If you don't show up we will be very hurt!
*Note: Important Do not
pay before being accepted. After acceptance into the course
instructions. Important Cancelation policy is no refund within
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.