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Trip Information
Name: Alpen Mountain
Starts: Sat Dec 15, 2012
Return: Sat Dec 15, 2012

Registration opens: Mon Dec 03, 2012
Event category: Backcountry Skiing
Difficulty grade: B2  [?]
For members only: No
Screening used: No
Max participants: 10

Organizer: Geoffrey Zenger
Profile info:
Trip Planning Questions

Do you have a 4x4 that you can drive to the trailhead?

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Participant Information

Although not described in Baldwin's book, Alpen Mountain is a very enjoyable ski ascent almost directly above Squamish.  Trip length depends on how high we can drive, but expect around 1200m of elevation gain, with the first 800m of that on logging road.  The route is mellow until directly below the summit where, depending on conditions, it may be easier to ascend the last 15 minutes on foot.

There is a snowmobile cabin at around 1430m, but on a previous ascent of the mountain I did not encounter any snowmobile activity.

Number of participants will be limited by the number of available 4x4s.  When signing up, please let me know whether or not you have a 4x4 vehicle that you are willing to drive to the trailhead.

  • All participants must be a competent skiier or boarder
  • Participants must have taken AST-1 (or equivalent)
  • Participants must have a Probe, Beacon, and Shovel and know how to use them
Trip Photos
December 2011 - Summit Photo
_December 2011 - Summit Photo
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