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2nd Annual Kootney Pass Ski Tour

  • Jan 27, 2013 · 7:00 AM
  • McMahon Stadium

Where: Kootenay Pass Salmo/Creston BC

Who: 6 people

More Info:

Difficulty: Moderate - Difficult (Lots of varied terrain for all skill levels)

Price: Estimated costs will be $150.00 for fuel and expenses there and back. I will have a firm cost at pre-trip meeting. Cabin Rental is $10/Person/Night.

Any deposits paid to the organizer for this trip are non-refundable.

Driving: We can arrange car pool at pre-trip meeting or feel free to arrange your own car pool.

Required Equipment List

A little About Kootenay Pass

This is a cabin based ski tour and the cabin $10/person/night

Kootenay Pass lies between Salmo and Creston at an elevation of 1775m (5823’) at the highest point of Highway 3. Part of the 1133 hectare Stagleap Provincial Park, the pass is famous for early and late season snow, as well as being the highest highway-served pass in BC that is open year round (even if it is closed every now and then due to avalanche danger). To get a snapshot of what the pass looks like every 15-30 minutes, click here.

*Please note, if you are going to do the tour you must have AST1

Skiing Ability & Endurance
You should be at a strong intermediate skier. Groups often climb & ski between 2,000-7,000 feet of elevation in a day. The amount of skiing that you decide to do will be determined by your endurance.

You must have the following gear:

Alpine Touring gear or Telemark Skis or Snowshoes if on a Snowboard

You can rent gear from MEC or UofC

Backcountry Skills, Knowledge and Preparation...

Visiting the backcounty of the Rocky Mountains requires knowledge and preparation.

You assume certain risks and expect certain hazards when you travel in the high country. Self-guided tour means that you look after yourself once you're there. You should be experienced in backcountry navigation, and be prepared to carry appropriate survival gear. Temperatures in the winter they range from -35°C to +10°C.

You are responsible for ensuring that you are properly equipped with appropriate outdoor clothing and gear, including but not limited to, winter equipment; skins, avalanche beacons, shovels & probes.


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  • Laura S.

    Anyone live up near Arbour Lake and want to carpool to Matt's tomorrow a.m.?

    January 26, 2013

  • Laura S.

    Just curious if there's any updates after the planning meeting? Mostly wondering what was decided for transportation.

    January 21, 2013

  • Laura S.

    I was just looking at reserving the cabin for Feb. But end of Jan. works for me. Excited for another great ski trip!

    November 14, 2012

    • Matt C.

      Happy you are joining us again.

      November 14, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have skied there three time and loved it. Fantastic area, you will have a blast.

    November 12, 2012

  • Pete C.

    This trip was great last year! Looking forward to another great trip this year Matt!!

    October 22, 2012

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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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