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Name: Snowshelter Overnight Vol2 (Elfin)
Starts: Sat Dec 31, 2016
Meetup: St David's Church parking lot 7am
Return: Sun Jan 01, 2017

Registration opens: Mon Dec 26, 2016
Event category: Practice
Difficulty grade: B2  [?]
For members only: No
Screening used: Yes
Max participants: 8

Organizer: Konstantinos Voulpiotis
Profile info:
Trip Planning Questions

What is your snowcraft experience?

What is your winter camping experience? Do you have the gear to be comfortable in a snowshelter? Synthetic highly recommended.

What is your backcountry travel experience? Avalanche training?

Do you have a snow saw or other snowcraft equipment to bring? How about a good camera for awesome photos?

Will you be skiing/splitboarding? Snowshoers may be welcome if at least two of you come and you know the way

Do you have a car suitable for winter travel up the logging road and if yes, how many people are you willing to take with you?

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Participant Information

Change the year in BC style!

A couple of us will head out to Elfin Lakes relatively early on Saturday 31st. We will skin up to the cabin (which is full) and build the best igloo the area has seen in years, tucked away from the potentially loud party for those who want to sleep. I do expect you to contribute to a fancy dinner!!

We will be on skis/splitboards, if you want to snowshoe please say so and we can form a snowshoeing group within the trip.

Turns possible depending on conditions and time available.

Consider your 10 essentials when preparing for the trip - it might be an easy trail but it's backcountry nonetheless and the weather will be changeable.

Theoretical limit of 8 for the trip, although the more people come, the more igloos we will build and maybe do a little competition ;) Expect architectural finishes, candles/cosy lighting, warm wine and powerful statements with your structure.


I'm an amateur outdoor aficionado and this is in no way an instructional course: we will form a lovely team of people who share the same passion for the outdoors and practice all together and learn from each other. Join at your own risk.

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