About BCMC Events Schedule Club Forums Hut Booking News - Media Club Resources Search
Trip Information
Name: Let's Try Winter Camping!
Starts: Fri Feb 05, 2021
Meetup: Red Heather trailhead, 12pm Feb 5
Return: Sat Feb 06, 2021

Registration opens: Wed Jan 27, 2021
Event category: Backcountry Skiing
Difficulty grade: B2  [?]
For members only: Yes
Screening used: Yes
Max participants: 6

Organizer: Allison Peel
Profile info:
Trip Planning Questions

1) What is your level of backcountry skiing experience? Camping/ backpacking experience? Avalanche training?

2) Do you have a reliable vehicle, with tire chains?

3) If someone brought a banjo would you A) yodel, B) Have PTSD flashbacks from your last kayaking trip or C) bury it to see how good the banjo player is with a probe, in hopes of not having to endure freezing your nuts off to out-of-tune bluegrass

Login to Join BCMC Trips

You must login in order to sign up online for one of the BCMC Trips. If you don't have a BCMC membership account then please obtain one.  If you'd prefer to learn more before joining then please join as a 30-day Guest member.   Some trips are BCMC members only.

Participant Information

Ever wanted to try winter camping but your friends and family think you are insane and don't want to join you? This is your chance to hang out with a whole group of potentially insane people, sleep in the snow, and get a couple sunset and sunrise laps if desired.

This is not a guided or instructional trip, more an opportunity to practice and learn together, discuss our gear choices and experience over dinner and breakfast, and enjoy a night out. Feel free to email me with questions, as I am definitely not an expert, but have done this a couple times and not only did not die but actually kind of liked it.

Due to Covid restrictions, everyone must be self-sufficient or own-household-sufficient and we can't share tents or cooking gear. Please bring your own tent, sleeping bag and mattress, stove + fuel, lunch, dinner, breakfast, and snacks.

Use of the hut should be limited to "in case of emergencies" although it is there if anyone needs to warm up.

As per usual, beacon, probe, shovel, and 10 essentials required, as well as intermediate skiing ability and a sense of fun + adventure!

Other trips or events organized by this BCMC member
Allison Peel Grade: C2 Start: Thu 22 Apr '21
M:4, C:1, W:0
Potential Type 3 fun, with snowshoes
Allison Peel Grade: B1 Start: Wed 21 Apr '21
M:4, C:1, W:0
Quick morning trip to Elfin Lakes and back, possibility of a couple laps if snow is half-decent
Allison Peel Grade: B2 Start: Fri 29 Jan '21
M:6, C:6, W:3
Mellow skin up to Red Heather / Round Mtn
Copyright © 2021 British Columbia Mountaineering Club