Tryst Lake Chutes & Superslope for Slackers & Lappers - Sunday, Jan 24, 2021

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The Basics:
Event Type: Skiing 
Event Location: Tryst Lake 
Date(s) & Time:   Sunday, Jan 24, 2021 09:30 AM  
Registration Cut Off:   Saturday, Jan 23, 2021 08:00 PM  
Event Duration: Day Trip 
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: 6
Maximum No. Guests: 0
Minimum Group Size: 3
Maximum No. Guests Per Member: 0
Number Registered So Far:   6 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No


COVID 19; Please note there are new protocols and guidelines that we must all adhere to while taking part in club events and courses. Please ensure you have read and understood the following documents:

Calgary Section Protocols

New Waiver/Declaration of Health

Trip Leader Checklist- Single-Day Policy

If you'd like an EASY, FRIENDLY PACED tour on the up-track, to the top of the Tryst Lake chutes, come join in!

We will be exploring avalanche terrain so AST-1 certification or better is required as well as the ability to ski blue-black runs comfortably. If we have not skied together before and if your club website profile does not provide a mini-ski resume (safety training taken, etc), please send me a brief ski bio so that we can assemble an appropriate ski party. Thank you.

Plan is to take the winter up-track route to avoid the summer trail's exposure to a big avy path. Our destination is about 3 km in and 450 m up from the trailhead.

We can lap the north-facing below-tree-line ~100 v-m chutes as we please and any Slackers can have a long lunch up top and enjoy the scenery and the Lappers' antics. Tryst Lake chutes are good for this, where any Slackers have a good view of any Lappers skiing extra runs, so safety is not compromised if/when the group splits.

The exit plan is to exit by exploring the south-facing Superslope, ~330 v-m of fun down to the valley bottom, either on one of the avy paths or in the trees beside the avy paths. Superslope has a fairly planar slope and may have no major terrain traps and no special consequences (cliffs, gulleys), but it is steep avy terrain, about 40-45 degrees.

If conditions don't allow, we can exit another way, such as down the summer trail if we wish, scooting one-at-a-time past that big avy path there. Or exit very safely down our uptrack if needed.

Lets meet at the trailhead at 9:30 am. That requires about a 7:30am west-Calgary departure time.
Due to C19 there is no carpool.

We will sign our waivers at the trailhead (they are available at the link given above). Please printout, complete and bring your own waiver copy for signing, or you can fill one out at the trailhead (I'll bring some blank forms just in case).

Required Items to Bring:

The usual minimum requirements: Your avy sense, a 3-antennae beacon, probe and shovel.

Recommended Items to Bring:
That great big smile : -)

How to Get There:
Event Directions:  
The trailhead is simply on the west side of the Smith Dorien Highway 742, where we park; 2.1 km south of the Mount Engadine Lodge turn-off or 4.1 km north of the Burstall Pass parking lot turn-off. The trailhead location on the Smith Dorien Highway is also as shown in the following map link:

Tryst Lake Winter Trailhead

Zoom out for perspective. :-)


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.

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Registration for this event closed on Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 08:00 PM.