BITS Trip - Gentle Pace to Healy Pass (Peak) - Saturday, Mar 16, 2019

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The Basics:
Event Type: Skiing 
Event Location: Healy Pass 
Date(s) & Time:   Saturday, Mar 16, 2019 07:15 AM  
Registration Cut Off:   Friday, Mar 15, 2019 01:00 PM  
Event Duration: One Day 
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: 8
Maximum No. Guests: 0
Minimum Group Size: 4
Maximum No. Guests Per Member: 0
Number Registered So Far:   6 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No

Itinerary:

This trip is part of the BITS (Backcountry Introduction to Skiing) program so BITS program registrants will receive priority for attendance.

It is a gentle pace (largely as I'm rather a slowpoke on the uptrack at about 250 v-m/h).

From the Sunshine Village Parking Lot it is about 9.5km in and 850m up to Healy Pass Peak for the view, maybe a lap or two up there, and a fine ski down to the cars. Well, once we get back below treeline it can be a bit of a bob-sleigh run down the trail to the parking lot, but still fun. We can take our time and enjoy.

Those BITS participants that registered for the overnight stay as a group at the Lake Louise hostel will head to Lake Louise at end of day. Others will head back to Calgary or wherever. So we can arrange for carpooling once we get our party of 4-8 figured out.

We can also consider changing our destination if enough party members wish to do so.
Required Items to Bring:
The usual ski touring or split-boarding gear, including, of course, avalanche beacon, probe and shovel.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:   Suggested Calgary carpool location is the West Valley Carpool parking lot.
For map to carpool, please insert the following address to your browser:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/West+Valley+Carpool/@51.0885707,-114.2419378,1299m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x53716c0240d854e3:0xb0f115a4fb230a1d!8m2!3d51.0876804!4d-114.2368913

That is, the Calgary carpool and meeting spot is a couple hundred meters east of the new Calgary Climbing Centre on West Valley Road SW (SW of the Hwy#1 west and Stony Trail NW intersetion). Exit Hwy#1 onto Valley Ridge Blvd NW, take the traffic circle and head south under the #1 highway, then east a few hundred meters to the parking lot.
 

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
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Registration for this event closed on Friday, March 15, 2019 at 01:00 PM.