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Trip Information
Name: Howe Sound Crest ski traverse
Starts: Fri Dec 30, 2016
Meetup: St Davids church parking lot at Highway 1 and Taylor Way in West Vancouver at 5:30 AM
Return: Fri Dec 30, 2016

Registration opens: Tue Dec 20, 2016
Event category: Backcountry Skiing
Difficulty grade: B3  [?]
For members only: No
Screening used: Yes
Max participants: 8

Organizer: Paul Kubik
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Trip Planning Questions

Have you a vehicle? Can you get to the meeting spot in West Van? We need to drop a vehicle or two in Lions Bay depending on party size. How many passengers and gear can you take?

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Participant Information

*Rescheduled to Friday, December 30th*

Looking for a window of good weather for Friday to do the ski traverse from Cypress Bowl to Lions Bay. If the weather and avalanche forecasts for Friday are not favorable, we will do something above Lions Bay as an alternative but it would not need such an early start. I will confirm the destination and meeting time on Thursday evening.

You need skis, of course, shovel and beacon. In terms of skiing ability, you need to be competent skiing steep trees, big alpine slopes and narrow trails. You also need to be physically fit as it is a long way to Lions Bay with a fair bit of up and down.

The group size of 8 depends on the number of vehicles we get. For example, two vehicles are required for four people. For eight people, four vehicles are required.

Additionally, if the avalanche danger on the descent to Lions Bay is found excessive, we may be forced to exit via the Unnecessary Mountain trail. It is a very steep forested ridge that could be challenging. Please be prepared for this possibility.

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