2-night Skoki Backcountry camping and Ski Summitting - Tuesday, Dec 27, 2022

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The Basics:
Event Type: Skiing 
Event Location: Baker Lake campground (Sk11) 
Event Starts:   Tuesday, Dec 27, 2022 06:00 AM (Carpool Departure: 06:15 AM @ TBD)  
Event Ends:   Thursday, Dec 29, 2022 07:00 PM  
Registration Cut Off:   Monday, Dec 26, 2022 02:00 PM  
Difficulty Rating:   D2 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Simon Trudel

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members & Guests, 18 And Older Only  
Attendee Screening:   Registration is First-Come/First-Serve
Maximum Group Size: 6
Minimum Group Size: 2
Number Registered So Far:   2 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No


The goal of this trip is to go explore the Skoki backcountry in a 2-night trip. The objective will be to climb nearby summits, while being based at Baker Laker. Objectives include Skoki Mtn, Fossil Mtn, Heather Ridge, Packers Pass Peak, Brachiopod, Anthozoan. We will try to ski as high as we can, but expect some boot packing.

Costs include sharing camping sites ($31.50 per pad per night)

December 27: meet up, gear check, drive to Fish Creek Trailhead. Ski in to Baker Lake backcountry campsite (Sk11), set up camp. This is a ~12 km approach. Depending on timing, we will attempt an easy close-by summit (e.g. Fossil, Heather Ridge).

December 28: head for a further objective, most likely Skoki Mountain.

December 29: pack and cache gear, do a summit near Baker Lake (e.g. Brachiopod / Anthozoan). Ski out and drive home.

Required Items to Bring:

Multi-day winter camping gear, back-country ski gear including avalanche gear, food. You must be ready and equipped for night temperatures dipping -15 oC.

10-day weather forecast: https://spotwx.com/products/grib_index.php?model=gem_glb_15km&lat=51.49207&lon=-116.04948&tz=America/Edmonton

Recommended Items to Bring:

List will be coordinated with participants closer to the trip dates based on information required listed below.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:  

PArk at Fish Creek Trailhead

Carpool Departure Time:   06:15 AM
Carpool Location:   TBD
Carpool Directions:  

will be communicated

  • Cost is $31.50 per night per site.

If we have not backcountry skied together before, please send info to apfel.s.trudel@icloud.com

  • Describe any recent multi-day self-supported ski traverses/winter camping you have done.
  • Indicate your avalanche safety training – AST 1 is a minimum requirement.
  • Describe your ski comfort level (e.g. OK on Blue runs, struggle on Black Diamonds, I do the Delirium Dive blinfolded, I'm new to this).
  • Indicate any group gear that you may have: winter tent [Make/Model/# ppl], stove [Make/Model], fuel canisters [# + mL], group 1st aid, repair kit, emergency tarp, GPS / PLB / InReach or Spot.
  • Provide make/model/capacity for ppl & gear of your vehicle. Group size & composition TBD.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
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*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 Monday, December 26, 2022 at 02:00 PM.