Elizabth Parker Hut Ski/Splitboarding Trip - Friday, Feb 17, 2023

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: Elizabeth Parker Hut 
Event Starts:   Friday, Feb 17, 2023 06:00 AM (Carpool Departure: 06:00 AM @ Calgary COP or meet at shuttle)  
Event Ends:   Monday, Feb 20, 2023 07:00 PM  
Registration Cut Off:   Friday, Feb 10, 2023 12:00 AM  
Difficulty Rating:   D3 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Ethan Shipley

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members & Guests, 18 And Older Only  
Attendee Screening:   Attendees are Pre-Screened
Maximum Group Size: 8
Maximum No. Guests: 2
Minimum Group Size: 8
Maximum No. Guests Per Member: 2
Number Registered So Far:   8 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No


Note: If you are interested, place yourself on the waitlist and submit a ski resume to the trip leader.  Acceptance of persons on the trip will be at the coordinator's discretion, not first-come, first-serve.  If accepted, you will be required to submit payment prior to being shifted to the registered list.

Come enjoy family day weekend at Elizabeth Parker Hut in the beautiful Lake O'Hara region. Spend 3 nights, 4 days at the hut.

The hut is about a 3-4 hour ski-in from the shuttle parking lot via the Lake O'Hara road. Participants should be strong skiers/splitboarders capable of going long distances with a multiday pack on in a variety of conditions. All persons driving must have a valid Parks Canada Pass.


We have 8 spots booked at the hut with the hut accommodating 20 people in winter. Mattress pads are provided, so bring your personal sleeping bag.
The kitchen is fully equipped and includes a propane stove and oven with propane supplied.
The bathroom situation includes an outhouse.
The water source is from snow melt and a creek.
Lighting is provided by propane lighting and heating is from a wood stove.
Everyone will be responsible for helping out with chores including melting snow for water.

Required Items to Bring:

Ski/split board, skins, poles

Avalanche gear (3 antennae beacon, probe (pref. at least 300cm), shovel

Sleeping bag (hut has heat, but can be cold, so at least 0c)

Repair gear specific to skis/split

Hat, mitts/gloves


Gore-tex (or equivalent) jacket and pants

Sufficient layers for skiing

Food for breakfast, lunch & snacks

Pack sufficient size for the group and personal gear


Toilet paper and personal items (toothpaste, toothbrush etc)

Hand sanitizer


Headlamp & extra batteries

Recommended Items to Bring:

Mountaineering/ski mountaineering axe*

Harness + crevasse rescue gear (prussik, sling, 3 lockers, 2 non lockers, etc.)*

Group gear (inReach, repair kits, med kits, radios, rope, snow study kit) will be discussed to spread the load amongst the group)

Hut booties

Thermos for hot drinks/soup

Ski/boot crampons (will discuss objectives/conditions close to the date)

Bring anything to make your hut trip enjoyable.

*Optional based on objectives

How to Get There:
Event Directions:  

Parking at the Lake O'Hara shuttle lot off of highway 1 by the continental divide.

Carpool Departure Time:   06:00 AM
Carpool Location:   Calgary COP or meet at shuttle

Payment Options:
  • Coordinator $165.00 CAD
  • Member $165.00 CAD
  • Guest $165.00 CAD
Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
Please review our participant responsibility guidelines!

Please review our participant responsibility guidelines!

Please note that the ACC does not provide refunds for hut fees for any reason, including high avalanche risk and highway/trail closures.  As such, once payment is received, no refunds will be available. 

If you have to withdraw from the trip once payment is made,  it is your responsibility to find a qualified replacement.  If you need to withdraw, first please let the coordinator know at your earliest convenience.  If there is a waitlist, I will help contact someone on that list, otherwise, the participant can direct other qualified section members to contact the coordinator with regards to taking the spot.

*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
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Registration for this event closed on Friday, February 10, 2023 at 12:00 AM.