D4: LAKE O'HARA SKI TOUR TRIP!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Where: Elizabeth Parker Hut– Yoho National Park

When: May 4, 5, 2013

Who: 10 people

Route: Lake O’Hara road.

Distance: 24.0 km return

Elevation: 400 m gain, 400m loss

Difficulty: D4

Weather: http://www.theweathernetwork.com/parksfx/cabc0661

Avalanche: http://avalanche.pc.gc.ca/bulletin-eng.aspx?r=1&d=TODAY

Safety: Avalanche terrain, weather.

Equipment: To be discussed at the meeting.

Required: Avalanche gear, First aid kit, Nordic touring skis.

Hut information: http://www.alpineclubofcanada.ca/facility/info/EParkerHut.pdf


READ THE ENTIRE WRITE-UP BEFORE SIGNING UP FOR THIS TRIP!!!

This trip has a manual wait list.

The Lake O’Hara trailhead is located on the south side of the Trans-Canada Highway, 12km west of Lake Louise, Alberta and 13km east of Field, BC. The turn-off to the trailhead is signed on the highway. After crossing the railroad tracks, turn right and drive about 200 metres to the parking area.

Lake O’Hara is one of the more spectacular areas in the Rocky Mountains, and provides many outstanding views of the lakes and surrounding mountains. Bring your camera and you will not be disappointed.

The ski approach to the hut can take anywhere from 3-7 hours, depending on conditions and gear. You will be able to travel lite because mattresses, stoves, pots, dishes, and utensils are supplied.


Day 1:    Parking Lot....................Elizabeth Parker Hut         12.0 km

Day 2:    Elizabeth Parker Hut.......Parking Lot                       12.0 km


We will be leaving Lake Louise at 9:30pm, so please be gassed up, feed, and ready to leave.


It is your responsibility to make sure you have acquired all necessary equipment, clothing, and food for this trip. All outdoor activities involve a certain degree of risk, so it is up to you to be prepared, resilient, self-reliant, responsible, cautious, and aware of surrounding hazards. As well, mountain weather can be unpredictable, so be prepared for unforeseen changes. For safety reasons, if you show up for this event unprepared or with inappropriate clothing and or gear you will not be permitted to continue on the trip. Organizers are not guides.

If renting gear please make sure it works and all parts are there.

Members are empowered to take responsibility, gain backcountry experience, and knowledge, as  this event should be viewed as a learning experience as well as a fun filled trip.


  • Each individual needs to obtain a reservation for the Elizabeth Parker Hut and a National Parks wilderness pass. Park passes for each vehicle will also be required.
  • Reservations can be made by calling the Alpine club of Canada at 1 (403)[masked]. Book your reservation under your own name!
  • Parks Canada requires that reservations and wilderness passes are to be in your possession the duration of the trip. Failing to do so could involve fines and removal from the trip.
  • Trip members will be responsible for setting up their own car-pooling prior to the trip start date.
  • We will be stopping in Banff for hot springs and dinner after the trip. If you are not interested in participating, please make arrangements to car-pool with others not attending, prior to the event start date.

 

MANDATORY PRE-TRIP MEETING: April 6, 2013


At the meeting all required permits and or reservations need to be presented to the trip organizer, or you risk being removed from the trip. Any fees incurred by the group leader for your participation in the trip must be paid in full by this date. Fees paid by the group leader will be non- refundable and non-transferable (this trip involves commitment).

If you have any questions I can be contacted at [masked]


PLEASE READ CORA RULES OF CONDUCT

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I spoke with Parks Canada and we are good to go. We just need to play it safe, spread out, and watch our time in exposed areas. I will have more information on Saturday. See you all soon!

    May 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am changing the meeting time to 9:00 am. Nicole and I need to pick up annual wilderness passes at Lake Louise. We will be there before 9:00 having breakfast.

    April 30, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      We will be crossing simple class 1 shoots. I will be contacting the park tomorrow.

      April 30, 2013

  • Liliana C.

    Sorry Guys. This time I will not join this amazing trip. Have fun!!

    April 30, 2013

  • Meghan

    Lenny and Nelly, I sent you a message on FB, but posting here just in case. Meeting at my house at 5:30am on Saturday morning.

    April 30, 2013

  • Lenny

    Nicole, just wanted to make sure you know Im in for dinner plans Sat night.

    Meghan, I still want to head up there w you!

    April 28, 2013

    • Lenny

      Ok. Um, well I can drive but would prefer to car pool.

      April 29, 2013

    • Meghan

      It actually worked out. I'm taking both you and Nelly. No worries

      April 30, 2013

  • Meghan

    Is anyone else driving out early Saturday morning?

    April 28, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      We are heading out Friday

      April 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Remember to bring bathing suit for hot springs after the trip.

    April 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    * Weather, avalanche forecast, and trail conditions look good.
    * I will be collecting 2013 memberships on Saturday if you haven't paid yet.
    * Please make sure you have reserved your beacon, probe, and shovel for the trip.
    * Looking forward to seeing you all Saturday!!!

    April 28, 2013

  • Lenny

    No hostel stay for me. Thanks. How about a good ol pot luck. Or perhaps burritos. We can all bring a component of it?

    April 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Meal planning needs to occur. Any ideas? I know a few of you will do your own thing. If I don't hear some anyone I will put some ideas together.

    April 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wondering how would like to stay at the Lake Louise Hostel Friday night? Let me know and I can book a room for us.

    April 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    We are now meeting Saturday morning at Wilson Mountain Sports Samson Mall, Lake Louise at 8:00am

    April 7, 2013

  • Damon

    Got my reservation

    April 5, 2013

  • Lenny

    Id still like to come along. Apparently there are still reso spots left in the hut but as a non member I cant book until end of April (and I dont want to become a member). Should I still come to the meeting w no reso and while Im on the waitlist?

    March 26, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      There is also a group size limit of 10 people imposed by Parks Canada. The meeting is a cut-off date to have reservations and wilderness passes. If members on the group do not have these in place I will be removing them from the trip, and will move others to going. There may still be a chance if you attend the meeting.

      March 26, 2013

  • Meghan

    Reserved and paid. Thanks William.

    February 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Please make your reservation sooner than later.

    February 26, 2013

  • Ahmed

    Novice

    January 25, 2013

5 went

  • Damon
    Organizer, member 2014, Assistant Organizer
  • Lenny
    Member 2013
  • A former member
  • A former member
  • A former member

Membership dues

CAD20.00 before first trip

This covers: Annual Membership

Payment is accepted using:

  • PayPal
  • Cash or check - “Payment must be made before attending your first trip of the year with CORA. Your Membership will be valid until the next AGM.

Refunds are not offered for this Meetup.

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