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Date Saturday  2/15/2020
End Date Saturday  2/15/2020
Group Denver
Event Title Ski Berthoud Pass - BC Ski
Start Time 6:00 AM
Status Complete
Leader Uwe Sartori
Member Price Free
Available Participants Full- Join Waitlist
Type Trip
Trip Type Ski
Classification Easy I
Trail Mileage 4
Elevation Gain 1500
Driving Distance 80


Where we'll hook-up:
Woolly Mammoth P&R Section NN at 06:00. I'll be driving a '07 Toyota FJ Cruiser, Blue. I can take 2 and gear. Three is doable, but cramped.

Where we'll be:
Current Creek or Second Creek for touring and companion rescue practice.

For more info Contact
719 964 0232


Easy BC touring and fun time companion rescue exercises.

Gear Requirements:

10 essentials appropriate for 1/2 day or so in the Colorado BC in winter. (Layers! It will be cold. It's winter!

Avy gear - Beacon, probe, shovel

Helmet for the downhills

Note if you forget any of the following: beacon/probe/shovel, skis, skins, helmet, you can't go.

Bring your AIARE 1 Blue Book if you have one

I'll send out some tour maps outlining our travel goals.

We'll meet at Woolly Mammoth P&R. Section NN.

Roll call, gear check, car pool, head out.

Stop in Empire - Mountain Xpress Coffee Cafe for a CAIC conditions review, and plan discussion.

Head out to either Current Creek or Second Creek.

-TH beacon check

- Tour terrain, focusing on identifying avy terrain,

- Checking out the snowpack

- Making terrain tour decisions

- Carve some turns

- Take avy terrain pictures

- Find a decent area to practice companion rescue

We'll wrap -up by around 1:00PM and head back to Mountain xPress Coffee Cafe, for our debrief before heading back to Woolly Mammoth.


BC Ski skills - Have the appropriate gear, able to skin up and safely ski down 20-35 degree slopes. Be in reasonable shape: enjoy more than suffer. I travel slow to middlin'; barely intermediate on AT skis in the BC.

This is easy, mostly ski level I stuff. We go as slow as the slowest. Every voice counts and has veto power when discussing options and making decisions.This is a mellow TEAMWORK event. The AIARE 1 FRAMEWORK is our protocol while traveling in and around avy terrain.

Auto expense sharing: Denver allows for a $0.30/mile calculation. Total miles* $0.30/mile divided by total riders including Driver = amount due driver..

Hope you can make the trip!

P.S. If you sign up, but can't make it at the last minute, no problemo. Text me. Stuff happens. If you are running late, please text me.

Weather Forecast:

Snow Conditions:


Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.