BITS-friendly / Mellow Ski Trip to Paradise Valley - Sunday, Jan 26, 2020

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The Basics:
Event Type: Skiing 
Event Location: Paradise Valley 
Date(s) & Time:   Sunday, Jan 26, 2020 07:00 AM (Carpool Departure: 07:00 AM @ Shouldice Park & Ride)  
Registration Cut Off:   Saturday, Jan 25, 2020 05:00 PM  
Event Duration: One Day 
Difficulty Rating:   D2 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Ivars Finvers
Richard Campbell

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members Only  
Attendee Screening:   Attendees are Pre-Screened
Maximum Group Size: 12
Maximum No. Guests: 0
Minimum Group Size: 5
Maximum No. Guests Per Member: 0
Number Registered So Far:   10 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No


BITS-friendly Ski tour (or just a mellow ski tour)

This trip is to the beautiful Paradise Valley, between Lake Louise and Moraine Lake. We will stay in Simple terrain, so don't expect many turns. Just a beautiful day out in the mountains, with great views. We will skin from Lake Louise parking lot along either the summer horse trail or else beside the Fairview XC track and then up into Paradise Valley. Once in the valley, we will see if we will enjoy the great views, and if interest we can find a good place for a test pit, but really it's just a beautiful valley to explore by ski.

The location may change based on conditions and weather. In severe High or Extreme avalanche conditions, or if the daily high temperature is below -20 then I expect the trip will be cancelled

There are next to no turns on this trip. This is a great trip to work on endurance, being on your AT gear and getting outside in January. Total distance is about 15km with 250m elevation gain.

Required Items to Bring:
AT Skis or Splitboard, Skins, Avy Gear (3 Antennae beacon, shove, probe), warm layers, mittens/gloves, toque, food, water, ski straps, lunch.

Recommended Items to Bring:
Helmet, sunscreen, lip protection, neck gaiter

How to Get There:
Carpool Departure Time:   07:00 AM
Carpool Location:   Shouldice Park & Ride
Carpool Directions:   Note, this is not the shouldice arena, but just a bit past it near the Bow River.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
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Registration for this event closed on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 05:00 PM.