Wolverine Ridge Ski Tour - Saturday, Dec 19, 2020

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The Basics:
Event Type: Skiing 
Event Location: Wolverine Ridge. NE of Lake Louise Ski Area 
Date(s) & Time:   Saturday, Dec 19, 2020 09:00 AM  
Registration Cut Off:   Friday, Dec 18, 2020 06:00 PM  
Event Duration: Day Trip 
Difficulty Rating:   D2 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Ivars Finvers
 

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members Only  
Attendee Screening:   Attendees are Pre-Screened
Maximum Group Size: 6
Maximum No. Guests: 0
Minimum Group Size: 2
Maximum No. Guests Per Member: 0
Number Registered So Far:   6 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No

Itinerary:

A ski tour to the Wolverine Ridge area NE of the Louise Ski Resort. Hopefully conditions will permit a lap or two in the area. Expect a moderate pace and mellow skiing.  My goal is to have a nice day in the mountains.

The tour starts at the Fish Creek trail head and heads up the Lake Louise ski out for about 3.5km to the Temple Lodge. We'll ski past the lodge about a 1 km before turning right and heading up the Wolverine valley. After another 1 km or so we'll start looking for a nice slope to ski. I'm not an aggressive skier, so we'll aim for moderate terrain. Expect 12-15 km return, with about 700m of ascent (more if we do some laps).

This is a BITS friendly trip. Priority will be given to the pariticpants in BITS Group E.

Covid-19 protocols prevent us from car pooling, so we will meet at the trail head.

Required Items to Bring:
Ski touring gear: Skis, skins, beacon, shovel, probe, extra clothes, lunch, water, etc. Mask and hand sanitizer.

Recommended Items to Bring:
Helmet.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:   Take Hwy. 1 to Lake Louise. Turn right at the first intersection and head up Bow Valley Parkway/Whitehorn Road towards the Lake Louise Ski hill. Pass the Hwy 1A (Bow Valley Parkway) turn off and take the first right about 1km past it. Drive up the grave road about 1km to the small parking lots at the end. (If you hit the Louise ski hill parking lots, you've gone to far. )
Google map location: https://goo.gl/maps/1fwkbbxdQ483f5WC6
 

Notes:
If you haven't skied with me before (and aren't part of BITS Group E), please send me an email describing your ski ability, backcountry ski experience, fitness level, and what ski touring and avalanche courses you've taken. Please try to quantify your answers (e.g. I run 25km a week, ski blacks at the resort, etc.)
At a minimum, you must have taken AST-1.

My email is: ifinvers@shaw.ca


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Registration for this event closed on Friday, December 18, 2020 at 06:00 PM.