BITS-friendly / Mellow Ski tour to Hidden Lake (Near Skoki) - Sunday, Feb 16, 2020

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The Basics:
Event Type: Skiing 
Event Location: Sunshine Village Backcountry 
Date(s) & Time:   Sunday, Feb 16, 2020 06:15 AM (Carpool Departure: 06:15 AM @ Shouldice Park & Ride)  
Registration Cut Off:   Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 08:00 PM  
Event Duration: One Day 
Difficulty Rating:   D2 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Richard Campbell
Tyler Hallman

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members Only  
Attendee Screening:   Attendees are Pre-Screened
Maximum Group Size: 8
Maximum No. Guests: 0
Minimum Group Size: 6
Maximum No. Guests Per Member: 0
Number Registered So Far:   6 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No


BITS-friendly / Mellow Ski tour to the Skoki Area

This trip is to the beautiful Skoki area, near Lake Louise. We will tour in mostly Simple terrain from the Skoki Lodge parking (near Lake Louise), up the ski out and then above Temple Lodge to follow the trail out to Skoki. After Boulder pass we will head up towards Hidden Lake. If the Avy conditions are High or Extreme we will likely just ski out to Ptarmigan Lake instead. Note that this tour is more of a mellow tour, so don't expect many turns. There are a few turns coming down from Hidden Lake, but the beauty of this trip are the tranquility and the views. The itinerary will include transceiver practice and digging a pit once in the Skoki Backcountry.

The location may change based on conditions and weather. In severe High or Extreme conditions the trip may be cancelled

This is a great trip to work on endurance and being on your AT gear.

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:   06:15 AM
Carpool Location:   Shouldice Park & Ride

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
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Please don't cancel on this trip last minute!
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Registration for this event closed on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 08:00 PM.