The Alpine Club of Canada - Vancouver Section

Backcountry Skiing: Blackcomb Mountain - Sun, Jan 20 2019

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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 Blackcomb
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Jan 20 2019  8:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: 5:45 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Jan 19 2019 5:00:00 PM
Event Duration:8 hrs
Difficulty Rating:D2: Moderate
Event Leader(s): Jessica Stewart
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members & Guests, 18 & Older Only
Attendee Screening: Registration is First-Come/First-Serve
Number Registered So Far: 9 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)

Let's go ski the Blackcomb Backcountry! I hope after this trip more of you will have an interest in leading others on trips to this area. There is a high demand and not enough trip leaders.

I'd like to head up Blackcomb Glacier (East Col), over to Circle Lake and ski around there. We can boot pack up and ski the other side of Spearhead Glacier then head to Husume Couloir or Corona for our ski out. If we have time, we can do Phalanx.

Meet INSIDE guest services next to the Whistler Village Gondola at 8:00 am.

To buy a pass, go to guest services next to the Whistler Village gondola. You must show your avalanche gear to buy a pass. All participants will have AST 1.

Note: if you need a buy a backcountry pass, please get to guest services EARLY. They open at 8 am. If you're meeting us but are in line for a pass or late, please text me and we will wait for you. The latest we will wait for people is 9:00 am.

Carpoolers: Jonathan will be your contact if anyone is running late.

Required Items to Bring:
Whistler backcountry Pass ($72.45 including tax) Season's Pass or Edge Card, all avalanche gear, backpack, skis or splitboard, skins, poles, extra warm clothes, emergency kit with bivvy sac, matches, whistle, headlamp, extra batteries, water, food, your smile!
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
Repair Kit and tools, Medical Kit, Maps, GPS, InReach

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Meet inside guests services, located on the east side of the Whistler Village Gondola.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):200Km
Carpool Departure Time: 5:45 AM
Carpool Location:   Log in for location
Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
** Vancouver Transit Info
Carpool Cost: Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $50.00 (calculated at total Km * $0.25, effective Sunday, November 17, 2019). This is based on the current provincial government rate for private vehicle use.  Please pay your share of the cost to the carpool driver.

I have a black jacket, blue backpack, and pink G3 skis. I will have a sign saying ACC SKI TRIP!

Backcountry Pass Info:

Proper gear is required to purchase ticket: avalanche transceiver and demonstrated ability to use it, probe, shovel, skins or snowshoes, cell phone.

Tickets are sold for a specific lift set to reach the backcountry access points and cannot be used on other lifts.

Guests must sign the Backcountry Access Agreement. mountain/about-the-mountain/backcountry.aspx
- 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!
*Note: If you are running late (more than 10 minutes) contact Jessica as soon as you can. My phone number is listed next to my name.

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