Asulkan Hut Trip - Saturday, Feb 17, 2024

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: Asulkan Hut, Glacier National Park - carpool from Calgary 
Event Starts:   Saturday, Feb 17, 2024 08:00 AM (Carpool Departure: 08:00 AM @ TBD in Calgary)  
Event Ends:   Tuesday, Feb 20, 2024 04:00 PM  
Registration Cut Off:   Thursday, Feb 01, 2024 10:00 PM  
Difficulty Rating:   D3 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Kate Snedeker

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members Only  
Attendee Screening:   Attendees are Pre-Screened
Maximum Group Size: 5
Minimum Group Size: 3
Number Registered So Far:   5 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No


Hut is booked for the nights of Feb 17, 18 and 19.  We will meet around 8-9 am on the 17th at the Rogers Pass Centre to pick up permits (hut), so participants should plan on staying in Golden the night of the 16th.  If there is interest, the group can book a room(s) at the Dreamcatcher Hostel or inexpensive motel for Friday night.

Participants MUST be 19 or older, have AST2, preferably crevasse rescue training, and be competent & fit backcountry skiers.  All participants should be comfortable and willing to participate in group decision making regarding avy conditions & terrain choices.

The hut will be shared with another group(s) and cooking facilities are limited, so the plan would be to cook as a group.  Food will be discussed when the group is set, but if you do not wish/are not able to join in a group meal, plant to bring boil in a meal.

Cost will be determined when hut costs for the 2023-2024 are finalized, but will be between $160-180.  Friday night accommodations, food and transport costs separate.

All participants must be current ACC members and have signed the ACC online waiver prior to signing up for the trip.  In addition, each person must read the risks below (Additional Notes) and confirm they accept these risks.

Required Items to Bring:

More details later..

* Backcountry ski equipment

* Overnight gear (sleeping bag etc)

* Glacier kit, mountaineering axe

How to Get There:
Carpool Departure Time:   08:00 AM
Carpool Location:   TBD in Calgary


Wilderness Skiing

·       Avalanche

·       "Avalanches can occur in the terrain in which we operate and can be caused by natural forces, or by people traveling through the terrain (e.g. skiing/snowboarding). What are the risks? Anyone caught in an avalanche is at risk of personal injury, death, and/or property damage or loss."


·       Terrain

·       Cornice fall

·       Crevasses

·       Cliffs

·       Trees, tree wells, forest deadfall, and tree stumps

·       Creeks

·       Rocks and Boulders

·       Holes and depressions below the snow surface

·       Variable and difficult snow conditions

·       Snowcat roads and road banks

·       Fences and other man made structures

·       Snow immersion

·       Impact or collision with other persons vehicles or objects

·       Encounters with domestic or wild animals

·       Loss of balance or control

·       Slips trips and falls

·       Becoming lost or separated from ones group

·       Mitigated by

·       Certified Guides with experience and training to manage this risk

·       Radios

·       Guest training

·       Communication, rescue and medical treatment

·       Communication can be difficult and in the event of a accident rescue and treatment may not be available

·       Adverse weather may also delay the arrival of treatment and transport out of the field

·       If an Injury occurs in challenging terrain movement to an evacuation point may be slow

·       Boots and binding systems

·       Even when set up correctly, a ski binding might not release during every fall or may release unexpectedly. The ski boot/binding system is no guarantee that the skier will not be injured.  Non-DIN-certified bindings, such as pin/tech bindings, present a higher risk of pre-release and/or injury as they are not designed to the same safety standards as a DIN-certified alpine binding.

·       Unlike alpine ski boot/binding systems, snowboard and some telemark boot/binding systems are not designed or intended to release and will not release under normal circumstances.  Using such a system increases the risk of injury and/or death when caught in an avalanche.

·       Other

·      Slips, trips and  falls both outdoors and indoors

·      Infectious disease contracted through viruses, bacteria, parasites, and fungi which may be transmitted through direct or indirect contact

·      Equipment failure

·      Negligent first aid

·      Negligence of other people, including other guests

Payment Options:
  • Member $200.00 CAD
  • Coordinator $100.00 CAD
Everyone attending this event will be required to sign the ACC Waiver 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.

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.

Trip Feedback
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This event is full. If you register, you will be placed on the waiting list in case of a cancellation.

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