Kokanee Glacier Ski Week - Saturday, Feb 01, 2025

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Once you've reviewed the event details, and decided you'd like to join us, you MUST sign up at the bottom of this page.

You are STRONGLY encouraged to read this page in its entirety before signing up.
The Basics:
Event Type: Skiing 
Event Location: Kokanee Glacier Cabin, Nelson BC 
Event Starts:   Saturday, Feb 01, 2025 09:00 AM  
Event Ends:   Saturday, Feb 08, 2025 05:01 PM  
Registration Cut Off:   Friday, May 10, 2024 05:00 PM  
Difficulty Rating:   D2 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Alisen Dopf
 

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members Only  
Attendee Screening:   Attendees are Pre-Screened
Maximum Group Size: 15
Maximum No. Guests: 0
Minimum Group Size: 12
Number Registered So Far:   0 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No

Itinerary:

Saturday:

  • Meet at staging
  • Fly into lodge
  • Conduct avalanche scenario
  • Go for a short ski, with each group digging a pit
  • Return for appies, and then dinner.
  • Evening conditions reports

Sunday to Friday:

  • Morning stability discussion
  • Skiing
  • Appies at 4:30 pm. Dinner at 6:00 pm.

Saturday:

  • Clean lodge
  • Fly out
Required Items to Bring:

All avi gear:

  • 3 antenna transceiver
  • shovel
  • probe
  • snow science tools
  • AST2

Personal Snow Gear:

  • Skis/split board, boots, backpack.
  • Repair kit
  • First aid kit
  • Rescue kit

Bedding:

  • Mattress pads on single bunks are provided.
  • Sleeping bag/sheets/blanket.
  • Pillow
  • Be mindful of helicopter weight limits

Recommended Items to Bring:

Indoor shoes

Towel for shower (no sauna)


How to Get There:
Event Directions:  

Staging has historically been at the Nelson Airport.

 

Notes:

Kokanee Glacier Cabin

This is an ACC Hut, albeit the nicest hut in the network. Sleeping is bunkbed style.

There is a large kitchen, dinning and lounge area.  Two indoor flush toilets. No sauna, and a bag shower.

There is a full-time custodian on site to manage the hydro system


The terrain is endless in all directions, and varies from mellow tree runs next to the lodge, to glacier travel and peaks to nab. Most skiing is above the lodge, but in good snow conditions, there are below lodge runs available.


This hut has been known to get socked in with clouds/fog.


RMS Selection Process

For any highly sought after trip, priority is given to participants who are actively volunteering with the Rocky Mountain Section. However, I encourage anyone interested to apply. We have spots available at Snowfall Lodge in January 2025, and you might be a good fit for that lodge.