The Alpine Club of Canada - Vancouver Section

Beginner-Friendly Ski Tour - Whistler Blackcomb - Sat, Dec 2 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.

The Basics:
Event Type:Skiing
Event Location:Whistler or Blackcomb backcountry
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Dec 2 2017  6:15 AM  (Carpool Departure: 6:30 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Dec 1 2017 3:00:00 PM
Event Duration:12 hrs
Difficulty Rating:D2: Moderate
Event Leader(s): Pei
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 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.
Number Registered So Far: 5 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)

Since there was so much interest in Marcus's Beginner- Friendly ski tour, I'm adding this trip as another option. This trip will be beginner friendly and will be somewhere in the Whistler or Blackcomb backcountry - so you will need to have either a season pass, Edge card or purchase a backcountry lift ticket ($61.95). Where we go will depend on which lifts are open at this time and conditions, but likely musical bumps. Please read the entire description before signing up

Preference will be given to those without much touring experience who have completed AST1. However, anyone is welcome to put their name on the list.

When you sign up, please answer the following questions - send me an email at with your answers. If you don't answer the questions, you will not be moved from the waitlist - this information helps greatly in planning :)

What is your touring experience (number of days/seasons? examples of tours you have done)

Do you have your AST 1? Other avalanche training?

What is your skiing ability? Experience in powder/off- piste? General fitness level?

Do you have a Whistler Blackcomb season pass/Edge card or will you need to buy a backcountry pass?

Do you have a winter-ready winter vehicle and can you drive?

All participants are expected to be able to ski blue runs, off piste, under any conditions (the backcountry is not a place to learn downhill skiing).

This trip will be canceled or re-scheduled at the leaders discretion if the avi risk is too high or conditions are not suitable for beginners.

Required Items to Bring:
Skis or splitboard, skins, transceiver/shovel/probe, headlamp, food, water, extra clothes.
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Closer to the date I will confirm meeting time and location in Whistler
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):0Km
Carpool Departure Time: 6:30 AM
Carpool Location:   Log in for location
Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
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- We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines at all times while participating in ACC VA events.

Cost Includes:$61.95 for a backcountry pass

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

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