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Trip Information
Name: Decker Mtn - Vancouver group
Starts: Sat Feb 08, 2020
Meetup: St David's Church, 5:00AM
Return: Sat Feb 08, 2020

Registration opens: Sat Feb 01, 2020
Event category: Backcountry Skiing
Difficulty grade: B3  [?]
For members only: Yes
Screening used: Yes
Max participants: 10

Organizer: Bill Maurer
Profile info:
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Participant Information

Day ski trip to Decker mountain from base 2 at Blackcomb. This is for people coming from Vancouver

We'll be ascending via Sunset Blvd to the base of 7th Heaven and heading into the backcountry from that access. From Decker we'll return via Corona Bowl and Blackcomb glacier.

Participants must bring backcountry ski gear, avi gear, and headlamps (w spare batteries). Ski crampons are always a good idea on this type of trip. It may be rescheduled for Sunday if the forecast for Saturday is poor. That decision will be made early Friday evening. Check back here to confirm. 

This is a fast paced day trip requiring a high level of fitness and is not suitable as a first trip with the club. You must be able to independently navigate in the mountains and be at least an intermediate level skier. I have posted a GPS track of our planned route.

Note to trip organizers: If you are interested in accessing the Spearhead like this but prefer a different pace or destination then feel free to post a separate trip on the schedule on the same day. We would ski through the corridor together leaving lot 7 at 7:15 and would separate into our respective groups at the ski area boundary.

Distance: 22.4 km
Elevation Gain: 2000 m
Summit: 2421 m
Estimated Time: 8 hrs

I have posted a GPS track of our planned route.

I'll be posting final trip conditions and info within 24 hours of the trip start. We will be organizing rides at St Davids. If you have special ride requirements please post them in the Planning Forum.

Please ensure the phone number on your BCMC profile matches the number of the cell phone you will be carrying with you.


Legend: Red - ascent, Blue - return, Green - cra boundary

This is the second trip of the season into the Spearhead from Blackcomb Base 2 so no tickets required. We are working collaboratively with WB on establishing this corridor and will have a ski patrol escort to the ski area boundary.

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