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Trip Information
Name: Sky Pilot Area Ski Tour
Starts: Sat Feb 03, 2018
Meetup: St Davids at 9 am, by the clothing donation bin
Return: Sat Feb 03, 2018

Registration opens: Wed Jan 31, 2018
Event category: Backcountry Skiing
Difficulty grade: B3  [?]
For members only: No
Screening used: Yes
Max participants: 6

Organizer: Elaine Leung
Profile info:
Trip Planning Questions

1. when did you do your AST-1?

2. describe your backcountry skiing experience (e.g. number of years, types of trips)

3. how comfortable are you with skiing steep icy slopes?

4. describe your skiing ability

5. can you drive? how many people can you fit?

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Participant Information

We'll head up to Sky Pilot via the valley trail. Upload on Sea to Sky Gondola.

I can get a 20% discount for up to 4 people for the gondola with my season pass :)


UPDATE: Apparently snow conditions are really bad at Sky Pilot. According to a friend "garbage snow; dust on the icy crust and even bad conditions before the tree line".

In light of the bad conditions, we're making 2 main changes:

1. Meet at 9am instead of 8:30am

2. Only skin up the valley trail to stretch the legs and get some fresh air. The conditions will likely be bad everywhere, so might as well go for an easy skin just for the sake of getting outside.

If you are not interested in this, please email me and I'll remove you from the trip list. If you remove yourself, then you get recorded as bailing within one week of the trip.

If you're still keen, let's meet at St David's. Matty we'll meet you at the gondola base at 10am if you're still keen to join.


Any q's email me :) Elaine elaineswleung@gmail.com


Gear: all the usual gear for a backcountry ski day tour, headlamp, sunblock, CHOCOLATE!!! 

You must bring all your avy gear (beacon, probe, shovel) and be well practiced at rescues and know how to use your gear.


I'll be leaving from English Bay at 8:10am and have room for 2. If you'd like a ride, text me.

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