About ACC VA
Alpine Club of Canada
ACC Vancouver Island
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Ski Touring and Glacier Travel Skills - Tue, Feb 21 2017, Fri, Feb 24 2017, Sat, Feb 25 2017, Sun, Feb 26 2017, Sat, Mar 4 2017, Sun, Mar 5 2017
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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:||Coquihalla & Whistler|
|Date(s) & Time:||Tue, Feb 21 2017, Fri, Feb 24 2017, Sat, Feb 25 2017, Sun, Feb 26 2017, Sat, Mar 4 2017, Sun, Mar 5 2017
7:00 PM (Carpool Departure: N/A *log in for location*)
|Registration Cut Off:
Thu, Feb 16 2017 11:55:00 PM
|Event Duration:||4 days 2 nights|
|Difficulty Rating:||D2: Moderate|
You must be logged in to get the Event Leader contact information.
|Member Cost:||$160.00/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:||
9 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
The purpose of this training is to prepare ACC
members with intermediate skiing and
as well as
aspiring winter event
coordinators, with the knowledge, skills and
participate, assist, or lead backcountry ski
And all of this
safely and enjoyably.
- Tuesday night Feb. 21: Crevasse
rescue dry school at BCIT.
6pm - 9pm.
Topic covered: Rope ascent and
raising systems (drop loop and 3/1).
- Weekend 1 (Coquihalla) Friday Feb 24th
from 7pm to 10pm, Saturday Feb 25th and
Sunday Feb 26th all day: Ski touring skills,
focused on leading ski trips.
Topic covered: organization of a trip,
leadership, navigation, pacing, track setting,
We will meet Friday at 7pm at the
Slumber Lodge Motel, Hope www.slumberlodgehopebc.com.
The program will start that night with a classroom
session. Saturday will be a long day outside,
followed by a second classroom session. After
another full day in the snow we will return to
Vancouver at the end of the day Sunday.
- Weekend 2 (Whistler backcountry) Mar. 4/5:
Ski mountaineering skills.
Topic covered: transitions, rope
management and roping in, crevasse rescue.
We will meet at St. David's United Church
on Taylor way Saturday morning early (time to be
determined), and carpool to Whistler. We will be
camping Saturday night in the Whistler
backcountry, and return to Vancouver at the end
of the day Sunday.
- Downhill skiing: be able to safely ski
black diamond runs in any conditions with heavy
- Ski touring experience: at least 10
backcountry ski days, in varying terrain and
- Winter camping experience: at least 1
overnight winter camping trip
- Mountaineering experience: experience
in mountaineering (glacier travel, rope
- Avalanche Training: AST 1 or
- Crevasse rescue: recent crevasse
rescue training / practice
Participants are being
asked to fill in an online form describing their
experience: Course Application Form
. You need to register
for this event and fill out the
application form in order to get admitted to the
Participants are required to purchase and read
the book "Backcountry Skiing Skills for Ski
Touring and Ski Mountaineering"
Authors: Martin Volken, Scott Schell, Margaret
Mountaineers Books 11/27/2007
Available at MEC here.
Once accepted on the course, participant will
receive payment instructions.
Please contact Martin Siegert
if you have any question.
|Required Items to Bring:|
A list of gear will be sent to participants once
have been accepted in the course.
|Recommended Items to Bring:|
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
|How to Get There:|
|Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):||660Km|
|Carpool Departure Time:||
Log in for location
Log in for directions
** Vancouver Transit Info
Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $165.00 (calculated at total Km * $0.25, effective Saturday, November 17, 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.
- 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:|
|Cost Includes:||- BCIT gym fee |
- 2 nights at the Slumber Lodge Motel, Hope
- Whistler backcountry pass
- Once accepted on the course, participant will
receive payment instructions.
|Payment Cut Off:||Payment must be received by the ACC VA on Thu, Feb 16 2017.|
|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!