Kokanee Glacier Cabin - Saturday, Jan 16, 2016

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The Basics:
Event Type: Skiing 
Event Location: Nelson, British Columbia 
Date(s) & Time:   Saturday, Jan 16, 2016 08:00 AM  
Registration Cut Off:   Saturday, Jan 09, 2016 12:00 AM  
Event Duration: 8 days 
Difficulty Rating:   D2 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):    

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members & Guests, 18 And Older Only  
Attendee Screening:   Registration is First-Come/First-Serve
Maximum Group Size: 12
Maximum No. Guests: 12
Minimum Group Size: 0
Maximum No. Guests Per Member: 12
Number Registered So Far:   1 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No

Tom Wolfe has offered the ACC Calgary section members the opportunity to join a one-week trip to Kokanee Glacier Cabin this winter. The area is a ski touring paradise, and the Kokanee Glacier Cabin is situated to best take advantage of the endless skiing terrain, Duration: 8 Days Price: $2300 + 5% GST, full payment required by November 15, 2015 Payment details to follow. Prerequisites Strong intermediate/advanced Backcountry Snowboard or Ski ability. Good level of fitness, ability to comfortably tour at a good pace for 4 - 6 hours Includes: - Trip staffed by 2 guides (IFMGA/ACMG certified) and a chef - 7 nights bunk bed lodging in the Kokanee Glacier Cabin - Multi course meals and cook - Heli transfers to and from cabin
Required Items to Bring:
Ski gear, avalanche beacon (no single antenna units), shovel probe, ski pack, water bottle, outdoor and indoor clothing for the week, sleeping bag/pillow, refreshments and snacks for the week Recommended Items to Bring: Camera, repair kit, personal first aid kit, sunglasses, sunscreen, swim suit for the sauna, FRS/GMS radio, more refreshments ( please keep in mind there is a is a gear weight limitation per person on the helicopter)

Recommended Items to Bring:
Camera, repair kit, personal first aid kit, sunglasses, sunscreen, swim suit for the sauna, FRS/GMS radio, more refreshments ( please keep in mind there is a is a gear weight limitation per person on the helicopter)

How to Get There:
Event Directions:   Meet the evening before the first day of the trip at 6 PM in Nelson, BC, for a trip briefing with the guide(s). Nelson can be reached by car from both Calgary or Vancouver in about 8 to 9 hours, depending on road conditions. Alternatively, guests could consider flying to Spokane, WA or Castlegar, BC from where the drive to Nelson takes only 3 hrs and 1 hr respectively without having to cross major mountain passes.  

While the skiing has always been legendary at Kokanee, the lodging became first class in 2002 with the newly built three storey Kokanee Glacier Cabin (1950m = 6400 ft), a beautiful post and beam construction with indoor bath room and state of the art composting toilets. The hut is administered by the Alpine Club of Canada and given its enormous popularity, ski touring weeks are being awarded by an annual lottery system only. The strength of Kokanee Glacier Park is the diversity of the terrain: Many peak ascents (up to 2800m = 9200 ft) offer entertaining loop trips. Good tree skiing can be found everywhere and especially close to the hut. There are also wide open runs to 4000 ft length, some on the northern aspect Kokanee Glacier, which preserves good powder snow well into the spring! Kokanee Glacier Cabin Ski Weeks Highlights • Lots of BC powder! • Varied terrain: From Trees to Glacier • Many peak ascents and loop trips • Spacious, luxurious hut! • Internet access!

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
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*Cancellation Policy*: If a participant is unable to attend a paid course or trip, there will be no refund unless the participant finds a suitable replacement that is acceptable to the trip coordinator. Acceptable waiting list candidates will have priority. It will then be the participant's responsibility to recover funds from the replacement. If the coordinator cancels an event, participants get a refund (less any non-recoverable costs). Note that ACC National does not refund hut fees due to weather, delay, closures, or any other reasons. The Calgary Section of the ACC is a not for profit club and we only charge attendees what it costs us to provide courses or trips.

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Registration for this event closed on Saturday, January 09, 2016 at 12:00 AM.