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Kootenay Coldsmoke Powder Fest, Nelson, BC - Fri, Feb 24 2012, Sat, Feb 25 2012, Sun, Feb 26 2012

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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:Training
Event Location:Whitewater Ski Resort, Nelson, BC
Date(s) & Time:Fri, Feb 24 2012, Sat, Feb 25 2012, Sun, Feb 26 2012  9:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: N/A   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Tue, Feb 21 2012 11:55:00 AM
Event Duration:3 days
Difficulty Rating:D1: Easy
Event Leader(s): Patrick Jackman
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members & Guests, All Ages Welcome
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: 2 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)

Itinerary:
Coldsmoke 2012 is shaping up to be a truly homegrown Kootenay event. Three days of clinics, competitions and social evenings will provide both experienced and debutant backcountry skiers and snowboarders with fantastic learning opportunities and tons of fun. Now in its 6th year it offers a concentrated curriculum of powder enlightenment that is difficult to find anywhere else.
 
It's a good idea to pre-register at the Coldsmoke Web Site as clinics have sold out in past years. Friday's offering is a day-long program of personal feedback in a group clinic at basic, intermediate, advanced and expert skill levels. Tele and AT are often grouped separately. Saturday and Sunday are full or half -day clinics; your choice. The range is eclectic: from Rippin Chix with Alison GannettIn The Groove Tour with Greg Hill and Medical Mystery Tour with Mike Innis MD, to Freeskiing with Eric Pahota. The clinic instructors in my experience are both gifted athletes as well as excellent teachers.
 
I always go for the Full Monty option ($450), because the evening programs are well worth attending. Friday night's opener held at Nelson's theatre features ski/snowboard films and draw prizes. Saturday evening includes an apres ski party, the Buff-Eh dinner provided by Whitewater's Fresh Tracks Cafe team, and a Kootenay Hootenanny with bands, bonfires and games.
 
Plan to stay in Nelson and book your accommodation in advance. Hotel rooms are available as low as $49 per night. A free shuttle is available from downtown to the resort. The drive from Vancouver is 8 - 10 hours so best to book yourself free to head up on Thursday, Feb 23rd and return on Monday, Feb 27th. Consider staying an extra day or two to enjoy some of the Kootenay's legendary powder.
 
Add your name to this event if you would like to go. The number of folks willing to drive will determine the group size. Email me if you have any questions.

Required Items to Bring:
  • All out of bounds clinics require safety gear (shovel, probe, and beacon). In addition, skins and a day pack with lunch and liquid will be needed as all out of bound clinics will run all day.
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
  • Free or fixed heels and an open mind.
  • All your questions about skiing wild snow.

How to Get There:
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):1350Km
Carpool Departure Time: N/A
Carpool Location:   Log in for location
Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
** Vancouver Transit Info
Carpool Cost: Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $337.50 (calculated at total Km * $0.25, effective Monday, November 12, 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.

Notes:
- 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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