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Trip Information
Name: Because it really IS orange
Starts: Sat Nov 18, 2017
Meetup: 5:25am Locations in Planning Forum
Return: Sat Nov 18, 2017

Registration opens: Sun Nov 12, 2017
Event category: Backcountry Skiing
Difficulty grade: C1/2  [?]
For members only: Yes
Screening used: Yes
Max participants: 12

Organizer: Cliff Eschner
Profile info:
Trip Planning Questions

1. Can you drive? Or do you prefer to ride with someone?

2. Avi training? How practiced/capable are you at rescuing someone?

3. How many years downhill skiing? Level of ability? How many years backcountry skiing?

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Participant Information

Because it really IS orange

Manning Park Ski Tour

Current 15 cm 30 cm base.

We have enough snow for this trip to go!  

Conditions are good to go on Saturday.

This trip is suitable for new-to-backcountry skiers. You should have experience with your backcountry equipment. Intermediate skiing ability is required. Touring/skinning difficulty is considered easy/basic... however, for early season the distance is moderate to long. We will explore the Grassy Mountain area near Gibson Pass and head toward Poland Lake. Return is downhill on a non-groomed Manning Park ski run. The pace will be friendly with re-grouping, so expect to be back after dark (bring headlamp suitable for skiing.)

Links:  Online Avalanche Tutorial 

Organizer will use the Trip Planning forum for additional information as required.

For last minute questions and updates contact me by phone.

Gear required: 10 Essentials https://www.mountaineers.org/learn/how-to/the-ten-essentials/

Digital transceiver, Probe and Shovel. Headlamp suitable for skiing.

Gear for Winter Backcountry travel, AT or Tele skis, Skins.

Helmet for downhill is optional.

Organizer will bring GPS with tracks; Map and compass; Personal Locator Beacon; Stove; Camera; First aid kit.

Chocolate and cheese to share :)

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