The Alpine Club of Canada - Vancouver Section

Kokanee Glacier Cabin Ski Trip - Sat, Jan 16 2016, Sun, Jan 17 2016, Mon, Jan 18 2016, Tue, Jan 19 2016, Wed, Jan 20 2016, Thu, Jan 21 2016, Fri, Jan 22 2016, Sat, Jan 23 2016

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The Basics:
Event Type:Skiing
Event Location:Kokanee Glacier Cabin (Nelson, BC)
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jan 16 2016, Sun, Jan 17 2016, Mon, Jan 18 2016, Tue, Jan 19 2016, Wed, Jan 20 2016, Thu, Jan 21 2016, Fri, Jan 22 2016, Sat, Jan 23 2016  6:00 AM
Registration Cut Off: Tue, Dec 15 2015 12:00:00 PM
Event Duration:8 days
Difficulty Rating:D3: Difficult
Event Leader(s): Tom Wolfe
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Member Cost:$2,200.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members & Guests, 18 & Older Only
Attendee Screening: Attendees are Pre-Screened - Trip Leader will review your background and may contact you before accepting you on the trip.
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Dates: January 16-23, 2016 (Must Meet in Nelson, BC 6pm Friday January 15 for pre-trip Briefing) Price: $2200 + 5% GST (includes $200 discount for Vancouver Section ACC Members) Description: We are fortunate to be able to offer a one-week trip to Kokanee Glacier Cabin this winter. The area is a ski touring paradise, and the Kokanee Glacier Cabin is situated to best take advantage of the endless skiing terrain, and to provide you with an unforgettable experience. The Kokanee Glacier Cabin is one of five huts operated by the ACC which reside in the BC Parks jurisdiction. "Cabin" is actually a bit misleading -- it is hands down the ACC's premier backcountry ski touring facility, on par with the best of the commercial backcountry lodges in western Canada! Located north of Nelson, in southeastern British Columbia’s Selkirk Mountains, Kokanee Glacier Park is mostly above 1,800 metres in elevation, and has three glaciers – Kokanee, Caribou, and Woodbury – which feed over 30 lakes and are the headwaters of many creeks. Chic Scott in his Summit and Icefields ski touring guide book says of the area: “Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park is renowned as one of the best destinations for powder skiing in Western Canada. There is lots of snow, a great variety of runs to choose from and tree skiing - everything you would want!” Prerequisites: Strong intermediate/advanced Backcountry Snowboard or Ski ability. Good level of fitness, ability to comfortably tour at a good pace for 4 - 6 hours Includes: - Trip staffed by 2 guides (IFMGA/ACMG certified) and a chef - Multi course meals and cook - 7 nights lodging in the Kokanee Glacier Cabin - Helicopter transfers from Nelson to the Cabin

Required Items to Bring:
AT or Telemark skis, Beacon, shovel, probes, compass, GPS if available, maps.
Recommended Items to Bring:
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How to Get There:
Event Directions:Meeting Point - How to get there Meet the evening before the first day of the trip at 6 PM in Nelson, BC, for a trip briefing with the guide(s). Nelson can be reached by car from both Calgary or Vancouver in about 8 to 9 hours, depending on road conditions. Alternatively, guests could consider flying to Spokane, WA or Castlegar, BC from where the drive to Nelson takes only 3 hrs and 1 hr respectively without having to cross major mountain passes. On demand, we also offer organized van transport from Calgary Airport or Canmore and Banff, to Nelson and on to the staging area. Depending on the group size, we can also organize a group transport from either Castlegar or Spokane. The staging area for the helicopter flight is located 18 km north of Nelson.

While the skiing has always been legendary at Kokanee, the lodging became first class in 2002 with the newly built three storey Kokanee Glacier Cabin (1950m = 6400 ft), a beautiful post and beam construction with indoor bath room and state of the art composting toilets. The hut is administered by the Alpine Club of Canada and given its enormous popularity, ski touring weeks are being awarded by an annual lottery system only. The strength of Kokanee Glacier Park is the diversity of the terrain: Many peak ascents (up to 2800m = 9200 ft) offer entertaining loop trips. Good tree skiing can be found everywhere and especially close to the hut. There are also wide open runs to 4000 ft length, some on the northern aspect Kokanee Glacier, which preserves good powder snow well into the spring! Kokanee Glacier Cabin Ski Weeks Highlights: •Lots of BC powder! •Varied terrain: From Trees to Glacier •Many peak ascents and loop trips •Spacious, luxurious hut! •Internet access! •8 hours from Calgary, AB, 1 hour from Castlegar, BC airport; 3 hrs from Spokane, WA airport by car •Enjoy Nelson, BC
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Cost & Payment:
Member Cost:$2,200.00/Person
Non-Member Cost:$2,400.00/Person
Cost Includes:Services Included in the Total Price: Regular trip package: 8 days guiding and instruction by internationally (UIAGM / IFMGA / ACMG) certified mountain guide(s) and a certified aspirant guide (ACMG), 7 nights bunk bed lodging in the Kokanee Glacier Cabin, 7 multi- course dinners and breakfast (meals are professionally prepared and served by our on- site chef, Michelle Heerschop), lunch sandwich supplies, non- alcoholic beverages (juices, tea and electrolyte beverages), helicopter transfer to and from the lodge, all trip organization. Not Included in the Total Price Airfare/Travel expenses, Ski touring equipment (can be rented), Snacks, Alcoholic beverages (should be purchased by each participant individually), Accommodations in Nelson before and after the trip.
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.

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