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Trip Information
Name: Winter Camping
Starts: Sat Feb 22, 2020
Meetup: TBA
Return: Sun Feb 23, 2020

Registration opens: Tue Feb 04, 2020
Event category: Guided Instruction
Difficulty grade: A1  [?]
For members only: Yes
Screening used: No
Max participants: 8

Organizer: Oudina Cherfi
Profile info:
Trip Planning Questions

Are you skiing of snowshoeing ?

Have you done some summer camping ?

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Participant Information

This is an excellent and fun introduction to Winter Snow Camping where you will learn the skills needed for overnight winter camping, including basic survival techniques for winter travel, snow shelter building techniques and basic Avalanche skills training. This is also an excellent course to prepare for any larger mountaineering expedition that requires extensive winter camping. Skis or snowshoes can be used on this course.


Cost: $185 + gst (1:8 ratio) For 2 days from Feb 22 to 23.

BCMC special discounted rate is based on a full group of 8 people for each program. Registrations will be closed 10 days in advance of course dates in order to allow for planning and preparation. No refunds, cancellations or transfers are allowed after course registrations close.


Participants are responsible for:

All personal clothing, gear and camping equipment

Food and cooking supplies

Personal Avalanche Safety Equipment

Transportation to/from course area


Gear Rentals:


Avalanche safety gear rentals are available for $35 for the course and can be booked at time of registration; 4-season winter tents and stoves are available for rent, please contact CWMS office directly. Also BCMC gear rental is available (contact Winifred at rentals@bcmc.ca for details)


The specific location will be determined during the week prior to the course dates. Students are responsible for getting to and from the course areas. Use the BCMC forum to arrange for rides.



All pre-trip planning will take place in advance of the of the trip dates by phone and email. When you book, you will receive a pre-trip package of materials to help plan. Please also review the Links and Documents tab on this page as well for more info on planning and preparation. If you have any questions regarding preparing for the course, please contact our office directly be email or phone.


The first field day is spent travelling into the backcountry to establish a base camp. Skills covered will include equipment use, route finding, track setting, avalanche safety, weather and snowpack observations, campsite selection, winter camp set-up and backcountry hazard awareness.


After camp is established on Day-1 there is usually time to head out and work on some avalanche skills, navigation technique and go for a short tour. For participants who are on skis, this is a good time to get some turns in!


Day-2 will provide an opportunity to go for a 3-4 hour tour and work on more winter travel technique, route finding, avalanche skills and generally gain more backcountry experience under the guidance of your Instructor.



Participants should plan on returning to the trailhead at approximately 3 or 4 pm at the end of Day-2


On-line Registration process:


(1) Click “Join this trip” on the left hand side of the page. You will be added to the Waiting List

(2)  Complete your payment directly with CWMS at the link shown on the left side of the page under "Course Online Payment". You will receive a confirmation email from CWMS once your payment is completed.

(3)  Forward your confirmation email to courses@bcmc.ca. You will then be added to the Confirmed List

(4)  Keep an eye on your email for further information



If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact courses@bcmc.ca.


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