Senior Slowpokes Explore Bourgeau Meadows - Saturday, Mar 11, 2023

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The Basics:
Event Type: Skiing 
Event Location: Bourgeau Meadows 
Event Starts:   Saturday, Mar 11, 2023 07:30 AM (Carpool Departure: 07:30 AM @ 189 Patterson Hill SW)  
Event Ends:   Saturday, Mar 11, 2023 05:30 PM  
Registration Cut Off:   Friday, Mar 10, 2023 08:30 PM  
Difficulty Rating:   D1 - 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: 3
Minimum Group Size: 2
Number Registered So Far:   6 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No


Leave Calgary carpool location at 7:30 am after signing waivers.

Head to the Sunshine Village back parking lot.

Skin up the Healy Pass trail past the Sunshine Creek bridge and 500 m later swerve north to ascend up the Bourgeau Meadows drainage.

More details are provided in Marcus Baranow's Confessions of a Ski Bum guidebook, and also one can refer to this link at  There may be a wee bit of bootpacking on the immediate far side of the Healy Creek bank.  Otherwise, its mellow angled slopes with little overhead hazard which will help minimize our avalanche exposure, paricularly important given existing snowpack conditions.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:  

Meet at 189 Patterson Hill (east of COP ski jump off Old Banff Coach Road) at 7:30 am.

Its 8km in and 800m up from the trailhead (Sunshine Village back parking lot) to the top of the low angled slopes of Bourgeau Meadows.

Carpool Departure Time:   07:30 AM
Carpool Location:   189 Patterson Hill SW


This is a "Slowpokes" trip.  Also, your trip coordinator is now a senior!  Slow easy pace is the name of the game here, we'll be lucky to hit 2 km/h and 200 v-m/hour.  Still, ya can't keep us down!  ; -) 

Fellow slowpokes are most welcome, or anyone not minding slow pace that also has AST-1 training.

Please send a short ski bio if we have not skied together before or if such info is not already on your club website bio.  Thank you.

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 Friday, March 10, 2023 at 08:30 PM.