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2 11, 2011

Avalanche Transceivers – Recommendations from the Safety Committee

2016-10-30T13:11:17+00:00 November 2nd, 2011|ACC National, equipment, safety, skiing|

The Safety Committee of the Alpine Club of Canada recommends to the Board of Directors the adaptation of the following policy:Participants on all mountaineering, skiing and ice climbing trips, camps and courses of the Alpine Club of Canada in avalanche terrain are required to use a modern avalanche transceiver, as recommended by the Canadian Avalanche [...]

25 03, 2010

Stanley Mitchell Skiing – March 11-14, 2010

2016-10-30T13:11:18+00:00 March 25th, 2010|activities, safety, skiing, trip reports|

by Bette Boechler On the evening of March 10, Bill Wotherspoon, Bob Hawboldt, Dave McCormick and I met at the Alpine Centre in Lake Louise before skiing in to Stanley Mitchell Hut. Stanley Mitchell (SM) is located in Yoho National Park, and in the summer, is accessible by the 13 km drive up [...]

11 02, 2010

Introduction to Backcountry Skiing

2016-10-30T13:11:19+00:00 February 11th, 2010|activities, skiing, trip reports|

by Don Chodzicki On Feb 4 to 7, 2010, ten ACC SK members took part in the first Introduction to Backcountry Skiing trip offered by the section. Day 0 was primarily a travel day from Saskatchewan to Canmore with minor diversions to pick up alpine touring skis and avalanche safety equipment. Three members were the [...]

30 12, 2009

Introduction to Backcountry Skiing

2013-03-03T20:29:01+00:00 December 30th, 2009|skiing, training|

by Bob Hawboldt[This post has been updated on January 14 from the original post]This trip is intended to allow people new to backcountry skiing a chance to give it a try, and allow more experienced skiers to get out and do some skiing.Preliminary Itinerary:Wednesday, January 27, 1930h – 2100hPresentation and Gear ReviewLocation: at the U [...]

18 04, 2008

Making the Turns at Stanley Mitchell – March/08

2016-10-30T13:11:21+00:00 April 18th, 2008|skiing, trip reports|

By Olivia Yuel What an amazing trip! Half of our group (Steve, Dave & Bill) travelled into the Stanley Mitchell hut on March 12, but Bette, Bob and I began our journey a day late because Bob was still recovering from a serious lung infection. The temperature was a bit cool at 7:30 in the [...]

7 04, 2008

Fairy Meadows in Winter

2016-10-30T13:11:36+00:00 April 7th, 2008|skiing, trip reports|

by Dave McCormick I've discovered a new way to get to visit some great backcountry ski destinations.... It's the same strategy I've talked about before - volunteering for the ACC - you get to go to all sorts of great places. I got this phone call on a Wednesday offering me a trip into Fairy [...]