Snowfall Lodge Ski Week - Saturday, Jan 11, 2025 - Saturday, Jan 11, 2025

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The Basics:
Event Type: Skiing 
Event Location: Snowfall Lodge Ski Week - Saturday, Jan 11, 2025 
Event Starts:   Saturday, Jan 11, 2025 08:00 AM  
Event Ends:   Saturday, Jan 18, 2025 01:00 PM  
Registration Cut Off:   Sunday, Dec 01, 2024 10:28 AM  
Difficulty Rating:   D2 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Steve Fedyna
 

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members Only  
Attendee Screening:   Attendees are Pre-Screened
Maximum Group Size: 9
Minimum Group Size: 2
Number Registered So Far:   0 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No

Itinerary:

Saturday, meet at staging, fly into lodge, conduct avalanche scenario, go for a short ski and dig at least one snow pit. Appies when we return; dinner when it's ready. 

Sunday-Friday: Morning stability discussion meeting followed by skiing, appies at 4:30, dinner at 6pm.

Saturday: Clean lodge, fly out. 

Required Items to Bring:

3-antenna transceiver, shovel, probe, etc.

Skis or split-board, backpack. 

Towel for sauna (bathing suit optional)


Recommended Items to Bring:

Indoor footwear (if you want something more than crocs)

Personal first aid and blister kit.

Snow study kit.


Notes:

Snowfall Lodge is located at 1600m in a northwest-facing drainage overlooking the Incomappleaux River. It is west of Battle Abbey and south of Selkirk Backcountry Lodge. The terrain is fairly advanced with lots of steep tree skiing and some more mellow terrain in the alpine, mostly on or near glaciers. Skiing is possible down to 1200m and treeline is about 2200m.

See https://www.icefall.ca/about/snowfall-terrain-atlas for photos of the terrain and https://www.icefall.ca/accommodation/snowfall-lodge for details about the lodge. 

The lodge provides all bedding, down duvets and pillows. 

A limited number of rubber boots are available for going to the sauna and outhouses.

Crocs (sandals) are available to use inside and in the sauna. 

The lodge is reasonably warm but most people will want pants or leggings and a sweater or hoody. 

ll RMS ski camps are self catered and self guided. AST2 or equivalent experience is required. We will continue our RMS practices which include an avalanche scenario upon arrival at the lodge. As well each participant is expected to perform personal snow assessments each day and actively participate in daily group risk assessment discussions. Copies of our daily assessment worksheets are available on the camps page of the section website and from the individual camp managers. They are a modified version of the ACMG morning guides worksheet, adapted for the RMS by the CAA.

 

Covid has added requirements for participants, including proof that you are fully COVID vaccinated and completion of a “Declaration of Health”. Other COVID requirements, such as negative rapid tests, may be required. As Federal and Provincial health regulations continue to change, we will need to be flexible to accommodate them.

 

If a trip gets cancelled or delayed after participants have paid, the financial impact varies depending on the lodge, but basically you should expect that any funds you have paid are likely non-refundable. If you have to cancel a trip after paying, the camp managers will make every possible attempt to find a qualified replacement who will refund your payment. Please consider seeking cancellation insurance.



Payment Options:
  • Member $2380.00 CAD
Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
Please review our participant responsibility guidelines!

 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 Rocky Mountain Section of the ACC is a not for profit club and we only charge attendees what it costs us to provide courses or trips.


*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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