Kees and Claire Ski Touring Trip

February 17th 2024


Family Day weekend ski touring trip based out of Kees and Claire Hut at Russet Lake.


The cost per participant is $90.40 for the hut fees.  Participants will also be expected to purchase a backcountry lift access pass at Whistler for $45 and assist with overnight parking fees and carpool expenses.

Required Equipment:

  • 40-50L Ski Touring pack
  • Avalanche Safety Equipment (beacon, shovel, probe)
  • Sleeping Bag and sleeping mat
  • Personal Food, clothing, and toiletries
  • Touring Skis or split board
  • Headlamp with high Lumens
  • Recommended items:
    • A small amount of personal alcohol if desired.  This isn’t a party weekend; we are here to ski.
    • Sleeping mask and earplugs, the hut can get noisy
    • spare socks and gloves
    • versatile clothing layers for rapidly changing weather conditions
    • ski crampons depending upon conditions of snowpack
    • If the group decides to tackle a more significant objective, you may want also to consider a harness and some belay kit in case our objective requires a rappel.  We would plan this ahead of time if conditions allow.

Required Skills and Fitness:

  • Fitness to ski all day with 30-35lb backpack.  Distances up to 15km and 2000m vertical per day for 3 days in a row.  I want to stress the importance of physical fitness, it is critical for your enjoyment of this trip.  
  • Ability to ski/ride black diamond runs on Whistler-Blackcomb under any conditions without falling.
  • Completed AST-1 or AST-2
  • Recommended:  basic first aid training

Participants will be pre-screened by trip leader and selected for ability and social fit with the group.

Guest sign-up

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