The Alpine Club of Canada - Vancouver Section

Introduction to backcountry skiing, Coquihalla Pass - Fri, Jan 11 2013, Sat, Jan 12 2013, Sun, Jan 13 2013

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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.

The Basics:
Event Type:Training
Event Location:Coquihalla Lake Lodges
Date(s) & Time:Fri, Jan 11 2013, Sat, Jan 12 2013, Sun, Jan 13 2013  7:00 PM
Registration Cut Off: Mon, Dec 24 2012 12:00:00 PM
Event Duration:3 days
Difficulty Rating:D1: Easy
Event Leader(s): Scott MacPherson
Mark Snaterse
Rianne Ravensbergen
Nicole R
Colin Janssen
You must be logged in to get the Event Leader contact information.
Member Cost:$150.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 & Older Only
Attendee Screening: Registration is First-Come/First-Serve
Number Registered So Far: 16 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)

This training will focus on the basic knowledge and skills necessary for travel on ski's in the backcountry. Topics that will be covered include equipment usage, trip planning, navigation, route finding, basic avalanche knowledge, etc.
Note that this training is no substitute for proper avalanche training such as AST 1.

The training will be based out of the Coquihalla Lake Lodge. We will meet on Friday at 7pm in the lodge, where we will start the training with a classroom session. We will get up early Saturday morning for a full day outside, which will be followed by another class room session. Sunday will be another full day outside. We plan to be back at the cars around sunset. Details will follow so keep an eye on the website .

Required Items to Bring:
- Ability to ski blue runs safely under all conditions

Ski equipment
- Touring ski's (AT or telemark), or split board
- Beacon, shovel, probe
- Breakfast, lunch and snacks for 2 days
- Full equipment list will be emailed

Overnight items
- Bed linen / sleeping bag
- Towel, soap, etc

Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:For directions see the website of our accommodation (

We can try to help arrange carpools.

- Saturday night's dinner will be provided, but is not included in the cost. Participants will be asked for a small contribution to help cover the cost.

- 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:
Member Cost:$150.00/Person
Cost Includes:- Accommodation for two nights.
- Training
- Book: Backcountry Skiing - Skills for Ski Touring and Ski Mountaineering, Volken, Schell & Wheeler
Payment Cut Off:Payment must be received by the ACC VA on Mon, Dec 24 2012.
Make a Payment:Click here for the details. PLEASE PAY AFTER YOU HAVE SIGNED UP BELOW.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
Please review our Etiquette Guidelines!
Note: If you don't show up we will be very hurt!

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