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Introduction to Backcountry Skiing Coquihalla Pass - Fri, Jan 17 2020, Tue, Jan 7 2020, Tue, Jan 14 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, Tue, Jan 7 2020, Tue, Jan 14 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:||
24 (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* Please read the course
description thoroughly. Selection is through screening
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
For the payment, e-transfer to
firstname.lastname@example.org would be preferred.
Please put a note referencing to this event and
use V0N1G0 as the password for e-transfer
|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
participants Jan 7, 7-9 pm location MEC
- Attend a evening of ACC Avalance Awareness for course
participants Jan 14, 7-9pm location MEC
- 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 Saturday, January 18, 2020). 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 ...
- Registration is not complete until you've signed up and, if required, paid in full to the Alpine Club of Canada Vancouver Section, either through PayPal, or sent to the Event Leader.
- When a minimum group size appears, this is to let you know that the event will be cancelled with refunds to those who have already paid, if the minimum number of registered participants is not met.
- We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines at all times while participating in ACC VA events.
|Cost & Payment:|
- Accommodation for two nights,
- GST, PST.
|Payment Cut Off:||Payment must be received by the ACC VA on Fri, Jan 10 2020.|
|Make a Payment:||Click here for the details. PLEASE PAY AFTER YOU HAVE SIGNED UP BELOW.|
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