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Name: Sphinx Bay Easter Weekend
Starts: Fri Apr 14, 2017
Meetup: St David's Church at HW1 & Taylor Way @6:30 AM
Return: Sun Apr 16, 2017

Registration opens: Mon Feb 27, 2017
Event category: Backcountry Skiing
Difficulty grade: C3  [?]
For members only: No
Screening used: Yes
Max participants: 4

Organizer: Steve Yun
Profile info:
Trip Planning Questions

(1) When did you take AST-1?

(2) What trips have you done this year?

(3) What is your back-country ski experience?

(4) Have you skied with an overnight pack before?

(5) Does the Neve traverse in a day sound like a challenge you'd take or insane idea that you'd skip?

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It takes about a day to skin out to the Burton Hut on Sphinx Bay in Giribaldi Provincial Park and about a day to ski back out. So the trip only makes sense if you've got 3 or 4 free days, so this Easter, while everyone else is doing to Spearhead or the Garibaldi Neve you could explore the peaks around Sphinx Bay.

The plan is to skin out to Burton Hut on Friday morning and spend. Spend Saturday and Sunday exploring the area around Burton Hut. Ski out on Monday. 

I haven't been here before, but would like to check it out. There are a few possible objectives in the area: Guard Mountain, Deception Peak, and the Sphinx. You do need a backcountry permit (https://secure.camis.com/DiscoverCamping/) and you'll need to fork over the $5 per day hut fee to the VOC (http://www.ubc-voc.com/wiki/Burton_Hut). 

You need your beacon, shovel and prove. You'll need AST-1. You'll need a overnight gear, food for 4 days and 3 nights. 

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Steve Yun Grade: B3 Start: Sat 3 Feb '18
M:4, C:4, W:2
Head up from the biathlon parking lot
Steve Yun Grade: B2 Start: Sat 27 Jan '18
M:10, C:14, W:0
A fun day for those who have never skied outside a resort and would like to pick up backcountry skiing this winter!
Steve Yun Grade: B3 Start: Sat 13 Jan '18
M:4, C:4, W:3
Ski tour in the Coq. Hopefully Thar, but depends on weather and avy conditions.
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