The Alpine Club of Canada - Vancouver Section

Cypress - 3 Summits Enchainment for backcountry skiers - Hollyburn, Strachan & Black Mtn - Sun, Feb 5 2017

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The Basics:
Event Type:Skiing
Event Location:Hollyburn,Strachan, Black Mtn
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Feb 5 2017  6:50 AM
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Feb 4 2017 6:00:00 PM
Event Duration:6 + hours
Difficulty Rating:D2: Moderate
Event Leader(s): Rob Brusse
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 & Older Only
Attendee Screening: Registration is First-Come/First-Serve
Number Registered So Far: 6 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)

With predictions of fresh snow in the offing on the local hills.
Sunday is shaping up as great day to ski the trees in the Cypress backcountry.

Arrange Car pool @ mutually convenient carpool locations.
Let us know in the notes section of your enrolment, where you live and if you need a ride or have a vehicle.
Assemble @ St Davids' to re-balance vehicles & passengers.
Be there for 6:50 am departure.

Park/meet @ Cypress Overnight parking area (not xc trailhead) - for 7:30 am start.
Overnight parking is adjacent to Hollyburn backcounty up track

Tour to Hollyburn Summit via backcountry up-track easy (60 min)
Ski the trees back down to intersect Srachan ascent trail. Intermediate(20 min

Tour up Strachan via backcountry trail. intermediate (120 min)
From Strachan Summit 2 options.
1.... Ski Strachan Ridge Trees to HSCT junction (Black Diamond) then proceed to Black Mtn ascent trail. (30 min)
2.....Ski Sky Chair Piste to Black Mtn ascent trail Intermediate (10 min)

Cabin Lake / Yew Gulley
Easy ski tour up summer trail to & Cabin Lake (40 min)....
From Cabin Lake 2 options
1....descend back side (avi) slopes NW of Cabin lake to flats @ head of Yew Gulley.
Assess conditions & descend Yew Gulley to Yew Lake meadows...(black diamond - advanced)(60 min)
2.... descend uptrack to point where easy access to Mealle Ricker piste (blue -intermediate) (15 min)

Meet at Lodge for eats & stuff.

Required Items to Bring:
avi kit skins, lunch snacks drink
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
maps charged cell phone gps

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Vehicle Assembly & passenger balancing meet @ St Davids Parking lot for 6:50 am departure. On Cypress meet @ Backcountry overnight parking area for 7:30 start

-f you don't have a car call rob 604-224-0747 cell 604-928-0972 or email ( If you have a car & can give a ride please put the area where you live in the additional notes section of your sign in statement. so we can coordinate for those who meed rides
- We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines at all times while participating in ACC VA events.

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

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