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Trip Information
Name: Watersprite Weekend
Starts: Sat Jan 15, 2022
Meetup:
Return: Sun Jan 16, 2022

Registration opens: Wed Nov 03, 2021
Event category: Backcountry Skiing
Difficulty grade: C3  [?]
For members only: Yes
Screening used: Yes
Max participants: 6

Organizer: David Freeman
Profile info:
Trip Planning Questions

1. Have you completed an AST1 course or equivalent?

2. Describe your most ambitious backcountry ski day last season.

3. Are you willing and able to be an active participant in group decision-making?

4. We'll have short daylight. Do you mind keeping a consistent moderate-to-brisk pace to the Lake if avalanche conditions will likely make for good skiing?

5. Are you fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and do you have BC proof of vaccination?

6. Do you have a AWD/4WD vehicle with chains capable of getting up to the parking lot?

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Participant Information

Ski in to Watersprite hut on Saturday morning.  Ski surrounding terrain Saturday afternoon.  Stretch, dinner, and chill in the hut.  More skiing Sunday, then ski out and back home.

We'll arrange rides, etc, closer to the date.

Avalanche safety training at the level of AST1 and avalanche safety gear (beacon, shovel, probe) are mandatory.

Full COVID-19 vaccination status is also mandatory since we'll all be staying in a hut together.

Cost of hut will be divided among the group (expect $50/person).

Potential ski objectives include some combination of Dreadnought Peak, Gibson Peak, Demon Ridge, and/or Martin Peak, depending on conditions.  See https://backcountrybc.ca/trip-reports/556-dreadnought-peak, https://www.zenithguides.ca/latest-adventures, https://coastbackcountry.com/2017/02/27/watersprite-cabin/ for trip reports.  Much of the skiing is relatively advanced (i.e. black diamond runs).  Plan to ascend 1000-1500m each day if conditions allow for good skiing.

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