The Alpine Club of Canada - Vancouver Section

Beginner Friendly Ski Tour Red Heather - Fri, Feb 15 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:Red Heather
Date(s) & Time:Fri, Feb 15 2019  7:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: N/A   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Feb 14 2019 6:00:00 PM
Event Duration:1 day
Difficulty Rating:D1: Easy
Event Leader(s): Kathleen Lane
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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: 4 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)

We will meet at the Starbucks near Canadian Tire in Squamish at (40147 Glenalder Pl #105) where we will sign waivers and review the avalanche conditions for the day. From Starbucks we will carpool to the Diamond Head parking lot where we will gear up and skin to the Red Heather hut (5km, 500m gain, about 1.5 hours). After a quick snack and bio break, we'll do some companion rescue practice, then spend the afternoon making observations about the snow and weather, talking about terrain and practicing our skinning techniques on the slopes above the hut while we ski a couple of laps. We will ski out mid-to-late afternoon, aiming to return to the cars for about 4, 4:30pm. Preference will be given to people who have taken the ACC intro to backcountry ski course and are looking to gain experience. Please email me a short description of your backcountry ski experience and your avalanche training (you can find my email address by clicking on my name).

Required Items to Bring:
Avi gear, ski gear, pack, layers, food, water, headlamp, 10 essentials
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
A spare layer you don't mind getting damp when you help me put the chains on my jeep

How to Get There:
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):0Km
Carpool Departure Time: N/A
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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.

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

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