Kootenay Pass - Early Season Powder - Friday, Dec 16, 2016

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The Basics:
Event Type: Skiing 
Event Location: Highway #3 at Kootenay Pass, BC 
Date(s) & Time:   Friday, Dec 16, 2016 06:00 AM (Carpool Departure: 06:00 AM @ TBA)  
Registration Cut Off:   Friday, Dec 09, 2016 12:00 AM  
Event Duration: 3 Days 
Difficulty Rating:   D2 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Rick Bennett

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members Only  
Attendee Screening:   Attendees are Pre-Screened
Maximum Group Size: 6
Maximum No. Guests: 0
Minimum Group Size: 3
Maximum No. Guests Per Member: 0
Number Registered So Far:   5 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No

Skiing is a dance and the mountain always leads. In this case, if history repeats itself Kootenay Pass is sure to lead with some great early season skiing. I did this trip in December ’15 and it was a superb weekend. Recognize this trip? I gave a heads up to the originator that I planned to hijack his logistic….”I’m glad my trips are getting some traction” was the reply. Here is the plan. Friday: Depart early and drive to Kootenay Pass, about 6 hours. Ski the rest of the day and then drive further west about 45 minutes, overnight at Ymir Hotel. The night’s entertainment includes the local Hillbilly Jam and dinner special. Saturday: Up early and back to the pass for a full day, overnight at Ymir Hotel. Sunday: Up early again, ski a part day and then drive back to Calgary. Ymir Hotel is a cozy, comfortable historic hotel and a little eclectic. Rates are very reasonable with shared rooms starting at $30 PP/Night. Skiing Kootenay Pass is ideal as park your car and hit the slopes immediately in front of you. Real time conditions: http://images.drivebc.ca/bchighwaycam/pub/html/ www/5.html. Overview of routes and terrain: http://backcountryskiingcanada.com/kootenay_pas s.
Required Items to Bring:
AT ski gear. Beacon, shovel, probe and experience / practice using them. All conditions clothing. Ymir Hotel offers a very light breakfast but I would plan to bring whatever fills you up including lunch too. Dinner both nights at the hotel.

How to Get There:
Carpool Departure Time:   06:00 AM
Carpool Location:   TBA
Carpool Directions:   TBA

Do keep in mind this is early season and the conditions will dictate our ultimate plans. Participants don’t need to be super star skiers but capable to ski varied conditions. Be prepared to participate in decision making and terrain selection. The plan is to keep the pace “group appropriate” and mindful of early season legs. Steady and safe.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
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Registration for this event closed on Friday, December 09, 2016 at 12:00 AM.