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
Come enjoy family day weekend at Elizabeth Parker Hut in the beautiful Lake O'Hara region. Spend 3 nights, 4 days at the hut.
Prereqs: 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
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)
Group gear (inReach, repair kits, med kits, radios, rope, snow study
kit) will be discussed to spread the load
amongst the group)
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:
Parking at the Lake O'Hara shuttle lot off of highway 1 by the continental divide.
Carpool Departure Time:
Calgary COP or meet at shuttle
Coordinator $165.00 CAD
Member $165.00 CAD
Guest $165.00 CAD
Waiver: Everyone attending this event will be required to sign the
at the beginning of the event. Read the waiver carefully to ensure you fully
understand it. If possible, please print and fill it out except for
the signature fields before arriving at the event.
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.
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Registration for this event closed on Friday, February 10, 2023 at 12:00 AM.