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Name: Kees and Claire Hut Grand Opening
Starts: Sat Sep 21, 2019
Meetup: N/A
Return: Sat Sep 21, 2019

Registration opens: Sat Sep 07, 2019
Event category: Social
Difficulty grade: A1  [?]
For members only: No
Screening used: No
Max participants: -

Organizer: Chris Ludwig
Profile info:
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It’s finished! 

The Kees and Claire Hut is finally opening thanks to the continued support from you and all our other supporters.

The grand opening of the first hut marks a huge milestone in the Spearhead Huts Project.

We are inviting you to come celebrate this achievement with us.


The Spearhead Huts Society is hosting two separate events on September 21st:

  1. Official Ribbon Cutting - up at the hut
  2. Celebration Event - back down in Whistler Village

Please join us for either or both. Here are the details...

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
To attend the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, you can either hike up with some of us on the 21st morning, or you may choose to hike up the day before (Friday September 20th) to spend the night at the hut (subject to bed availability).

To help us coordinate your visit, please RSVP HERE
*Capacity is limited so please RSVP soon. 

Timeline On Sept 21
*7:30am Morning Coffee + Greeting
For anyone hiking up on the 21st, please meet us at The Handlebar in the Upper Village. *Please note, Guest Relations won't be open at time of upload, so to board the gondola you will need to have already purchased your sightseeing pass the day before. We have a limited # of free sightseeing passes, so if you'd like one please inquire in your RSVP

8:00am Upload from Blackcomb Gondola
We'll head up Blackcomb, across the Peak to Peak, then hike the Musical Bumps Trail to the Hut (allow for 3-4 hours for the hike each direction).

1:00pm Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Blessing and Dedication for the Kees + Claire Hut Opening



Come join us! Unlike the ceremony up at the hut, this celebration is easy access with capacity for everyone. We'd love to see the whole Sea to Sky backcountry community come out to celebrate. 

We are also fundraising for the water system and solar panels, so rally a big group and come support the project!

Film Premiere of Arcteryx film 'The Spearhead' // Silent Auction // DJ Foxy Moron (Ace Mackay-Smith) // Drinks // Dedication

Time: 7:00-11:00pm, Saturday September 21st
Location: Whistler Conference Centre (Valley Foyer + Garibalidi Room)
Tickets: $20

Click Here to purchase tickets for Whistler Celebration and Film Premiere


Beyond the upcoming events, there are still plenty of ways to continue your involvement.

Click Here to Book the Hut

Click Here to get involved

Click Here to donate

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