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Trip Information
Name: Black Tusk ski trip
Starts: Sat Jan 11, 2020
Meetup: 5.45AM @ St Davis Church parking lot
Return: Sat Jan 11, 2020

Registration opens: Fri Jan 03, 2020
Event category: Backcountry Skiing
Difficulty grade: B3  [?]
For members only: Yes
Screening used: Yes
Max participants: 5

Organizer: Michael Deacon
Profile info:
Trip Planning Questions

How many people can you drive (winter tires are mandatory)?

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Participant Information

I expect a lot of walking in the trees (hence the early start hour), so have some approach boots with you and microspikes as it might be icy until we get to the meadows.

The goal is NOT the peak itself but the slopes around...so no need for any mountaineering gear.

This is a trip for intermediate and advanced BC skiers only. We won't do any crazy chutes but you should be able to ski black runs under any type of conditions.

Please do not signup if you are not able to break trail in rotation, if conditions require that, of course.

Please be considerate and do NOT sign up unless you are 100% committed for the trip and you are at least an intermediate skier(can do black runs in any conditions, including trees) in the Backcountry. If in doubt about your capabilities send me a message and we can talk about it:) 

Will be moving at a moderate-fast pace. Not for slow people, sorry.


Distance: 22-25km
Elevation Gain: 1700m
Summit area 2000m or so
Estimated Time: 8-9hrs


MUST have :

AST1 training
Shovel, probe and avi beacon

Food and water for the whole day
First aid kit!
Ski Helmet

Microspikes for the forest(I have 2 extra pairs if anyone needs some)

Headlamp with spare batteries

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