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Trip Information
Name: Thar Peak in the Coquihalla
Starts: Sat Mar 10, 2018
Meetup: Chevron station on Boundary rd.
Return: Sat Mar 10, 2018

Registration opens: Tue Feb 27, 2018
Event category: Backcountry Skiing
Difficulty grade: B3  [?]
For members only: Yes
Screening used: Yes
Max participants: 7

Organizer: Silver Kim
Profile info:
Trip Planning Questions

Do you have AST-1 or better?

Do you have a car with snow tires and chains? How many passengers can you take?

What were your last 3 Backcountry trips?

Will you be be skiing or split boarding?

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Participant Information

This is an intermediate to advanced day trip from Vancouver to Thar Peak. 

Participants must have AST-1 or better as we will be exposed to avalanche terrain.  Good route finding and avalanche assessment is a requirement for all participants. Do not join the group if you're not comfortable with winter driving conditions in the Coquihalla or if you are not prepared to encounter some avalanche terrain.  The ski down will require an intermediate to advanced (blue/black diamond) skill set with the ability to handle terrain that has variable snow conditions. In icy to hard pack conditions, it may even require advanced to expert skiing ability.  

We'll be climbing the SE ridge of Thar Peak up to the 1600m point. We'll go west into the narrow basin between Nak and Thar before we continue to open slopes that lead to the peak of Thar.  Thar Peak offers a 600m run down the SE ridge.

If conditions are not ideal, we can make the trip up to nearby Zoa Peak as an alternative.

We'll meet at the Chevron station at Boundary Rd. (3030 Boundary Rd) at 6am. Prior to our trip, I'll try to designate in advance who the drivers will be.

The BCMC has a driver compensation guideline, which we should be following https://bcmc.ca/club_driver_guidelines.php.


I did the calculations and the fees broke down as follows for passengers: 1 Passenger in a car, it is $50; 2 passengers in a car it is $50 dollars each passenger; 3 passengers in a car, it is $34 per passenger.


Also, whoever is considering driving shall monitor Drive BC for current road conditions.


Skiing down Thar
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Now that we know the route, weather permitting lets have another go!
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