Kokanee Hut Trip - Saturday, Dec 14, 2019

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Once you've reviewed the event details, and decided you'd like to join us, you MUST sign up at the bottom of this page.

You are STRONGLY encouraged to read this page in its entirety before signing up.
The Basics:
Event Type: Skiing 
Event Location: Staging and Helicopter from Nelson - Kokanee Glacier 
Date(s) & Time:   Saturday, Dec 14, 2019 06:00 AM (Carpool Departure: 06:00 AM @ TBD)  
Registration Cut Off:   Thursday, Dec 12, 2019 12:00 AM  
Event Duration: 8+ days (7 nights at Kokanee) 
Difficulty Rating:   D3 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Rick Bennett
Derek Ney
Tyler Hallman

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members Only  
Attendee Screening:   Attendees are Pre-Screened
Maximum Group Size: 15
Maximum No. Guests: 0
Minimum Group Size: 10
Maximum No. Guests Per Member: 0
Number Registered So Far:   14 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No


A week of skiing based at the iconic ACC Kokanee Glacier Cabin. This is backcountry luxury in one of the most desirable ski terrain of Canada. Yes, the Calgary Section secured the Cabin for our members. You have heard about the cabin, the stoke, terrain, fun and memories for years. Join us!

A full review of Kokanee Cabin can be found here: https://www.backcountryskiingcanada.com/Kokane e-Glacier-Cabin-Review

The trip is self guided, self catered. Further details surrounding meal planning "buddies:, travel logistics, what to bring and not to bring will be provided to those attending.

The cabin is FIFO fly-in, fly out, and flights are Saturday.  Plan on a day of travel before and after to get from Calgary to Nelson. Weather conditions could impact flying conditions so please keep this in mind.

This is opening week for the winter season for Kokanee (read possiblee low snowpack, but high stoke and fresh tracks, the base is typically 2m at this time).

The cabin is by far the most comfortable, well appointed, "luxurious" and nicest of the ACC huts with electricity and running water (including shower). Wow, that is fantastic

Ski terrain includes tree-line and alpine with a mix of objectives. The skiing is world famous.

We will have multiple trip leaders with a goal of multiple objectives each day based on skill, weather, your preferences, and speed of travel. One day could be dawn to dusk where others could be brunch and a few laps.

Festivity night - you bet - one night will be a themed costume event with unique food, beverages and tunes. Sorry, no midnight skiing by headlamp.

The cost is $1,099 per person if paying by EFT or $1,120 using PayPal inclusive of the service fee.

A portion of the fee goes to support the trip coordinators.

Please wait until after the Trip Coordinator has responded to you with regards to your eligibility to pay for the trip.

If you haven't skied with either of the Trip Coordinators, please email Rick Bennett at "rickbennett28@gmail.com including the following "get to know you form" filled out and a brief outline on your ski touring abilities and experience. Our goal is to accommodate a variety of skier abilities through individual daily groups. That said, to keep a smile on your face, be comfortable skiing variable snow and weather conditions.

The form can be found at LINK TO FORM

Payment can be made via e-transfer to the Treasurer at treasurerClub@acccalgary.ca along with the following information: Name, Full Address with postal code, phone number, email, event title and date, trip leader/coordinator and the password to accept the payment. Once I have confirmation from the Treasurer that you have paid your deposit, I will move you from the waiting to the attendee list.

There are no refunds for cancellations by participants unless the participant finds a suitable replacement.

Alternatively, if you wish to use PayPal, we offer that option highlight below "Buy Now".
You do not need a Paypal account and can pay by credit card"
Once you have made your payment, please take a screen shot and send to the Trip Coordinator confirming your payment.

Required Items to Bring:
Overnight gear/food for hut, ski touring kit, glacier travel kit.

Recommended Items to Bring:
What ever makes you comfortable and smile for a week in the mountains!

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

This is a self guided trip. AST 2 is recommended.
Glacier travel and crevasse rescue are recommended for those who plan to ski glaciated terrain.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
Please review our participant responsibility guidelines!

*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.

Trip Feedback
If you have any feedback, positive or negative, concerning this trip or any other, we want to hear from you!
Click here to be directed to our "Contact Us" page and contact the appropriate Chair person or the Section Chair. This is also a simple way to make your section executive aware of any praises, suggestions or problems you may have with any area of the Calgary Section of the ACC.
Thank you for your response.

Registration for this event closed on Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 12:00 AM.