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Trip Information
Name: Cypress Peak AT Ski & Scramble (sled-friendly)
Starts: Sun Feb 18, 2018
Meetup: St Davids
Return: Sun Feb 18, 2018

Registration opens: Fri Feb 16, 2018
Event category: Backcountry Skiing
Difficulty grade: B2/3  [?]
For members only: No
Screening used: No
Max participants: 6

Organizer: Dean Chamberland
Profile info:
Trip Planning Questions

Do you have a vehicle capable enough for a snow covered gravel road?

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Participant Information

Goal is to summit Cypress Peak and ski back down to the cars in a day

- additional four-wheel drives with good snow tires welcome

- We did the approach in Nov when there wasn't enough snow to cover the deactivation ditches. 

- Those will be covered now, and so it would be awesome to have a sled to tow us up the long, moderate-graded FSR. 

- Short of that, expect a 2 hour trip at a decent pace to get to the end of the FSR

- Then another 2-3 hours to get near the ridge

- The skin up the FSR is beginner friendly, however it will be best to maintain a good pace

- total trip should be <9 hours 

Conditions

- avalanche conditions improve from now to Sunday and the weather should see good consolidation

- artic blast = VERY COLD temps (-19c on summit); dress warm & prepare accordingly

 

Mandatory: 

⦁AST1 or AST2

⦁avalanche safety package 

⦁ice axe, crampons (may be a good idea), helmet recommended; skis may be left on the summit ridge

⦁strong physical conditioning & basic backcountry skiing capabilities

⦁Plan B: Sky Pilot area (via gondola)

Trip Photos
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