Tryst Lake Chutes & Super-Slope - Slackers and Lappers StPatty’s Day Ski-Tour - Saturday, Mar 17, 2018

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The Basics:
Event Type: Skiing 
Event Location: Tryst Lake Chutes & Super-Slope 
Date(s) & Time:   Saturday, Mar 17, 2018 07:00 AM (Carpool Departure: 07:10 AM @ West Valley Carpool Parking Lot, Calgary)  
Registration Cut Off:   Friday, Mar 16, 2018 07:00 PM  
Event Duration: One day ski tour 
Difficulty Rating:   D2 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Wayne Gilraine

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members Only  
Attendee Screening:   Attendees are Pre-Screened
Maximum Group Size: 10
Maximum No. Guests: 0
Minimum Group Size: 3
Maximum No. Guests Per Member: 0
Number Registered So Far:   10 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   Yes

Short notice but good news; Avy conditions appear to be stabilizing after the warm spell and snow is in the forecast. Let’s tour Tryst Lake Chutes above this picturesque Kananaskis Country lake on Saturday. This is an easy, friendly paced tour, 3.5 km in with 450 m elevation gain. The plan is to give any Slackers a lazy lunch soaking up the scenery in a safe spot up top, while any Lappers lap lines to their hearts’ content. All are welcome. Safety first! With a bit of coordination any Slacker and Lapper sub-groups can be in constant visual contact on these slopes. The runs are only 100 m vertical, but are of about 40° incline and are pretty sweet. Let’s take the winter trail up through the trees. This avoids the summer trail which crosses a big tall avalanche path with out-of-sight avy start-zones. If conditions are touchy we can always follow a plan-B and exit down our up-track. Otherwise, we proceed to lap the north facing chutes above the lake. If conditions appear very stable and weather allows (no big afternoon solar radiation, etc), consider as a group exiting down the south-facing Super-Slope, a 350 m vertical 40° incline. Or, ski down the summer trail, or preferably back down our up-track through the trees. Please send a brief ski resume so that we will all know our party’s safety training repertoire and if all are comfortable slow skiing in trees or on a resort’s black runs. Please be prepared to discuss avalanche conditions and safety as a group when we meet and ski. We can adjust our goals to suit the group.
Required Items to Bring:
The usual safety gear, skis or split-board, skins and poles, water, lunch ... etc

Recommended Items to Bring:
Sunscreen to protect that big smile.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:   The link below shows the trail head in google maps:,-115.3369472,3a,48.6y,237.03h,84.52t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1syLm8nHN_WXVg8L8UMdHFyw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656 That is, on the Smith Dorrien Trail due east of The Fist mountain (about 2km south of Mount Engadine Lodge).  
Carpool Departure Time:   07:10 AM
Carpool Location:   West Valley Carpool Parking Lot, Calgary
Carpool Directions:   The following link to Google Maps shows the Calgary West Valley Carpool parking lot location:,-114.238031,463m/data=!3m1!1e3 That is, SW of the Stony Trail and Hwy#1 west intersection, on West Valley Rd just east of the New Victory Church. We can meet any Canmore folk in Canmore at about 8:30, or at the trail head at about 9:00am... My SUV fits 4 comfortably.

Please advise of your carpool situation with a brief ski resume and a group email will follow with carpool details and the like. Hopefully, we get a good sized group on this short notice. Thank you. Wayne's email address is: //

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Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
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Registration for this event closed on Friday, March 16, 2018 at 07:00 PM.