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XC Skiing

Fri 13 7:00pm - Sun 15 Oct 2017 10:00pm

Posted by Luke F on Sun, 8 Oct 2017
Leaders: Luke F
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Meeting: Tue, 10 Oct 2017, 7:30 pm

A spring ski trip up to Feathertop (Bungalow Spur and camping near Fed Hut or MUMC Hut)

If you're interested in joining just for the walk up in snow shoes, and you're capable of being independent, or you would like to lead some snow shoers, that would be fantastic (join the trip and let me know). Please keep in mind that it's a 1100m altitude gain walk up to Federation Hut.

This trip is a bit weather dependent, I'm not lugging my skis up to Mt Feathertop if there doesn't look like there'll be decent weather and a good overnight freeze (to avoid skiing in slush). 

As far as the skiing goes, this is an advanced trip. While you won't need to be capable of skiing with camping gear on your back, ideally, we'll likely be out playing on some of the steeper south facing slopes where there should still be a decent amount of frozen snow left. you'd need to be at a level where you can safely ski black resort runs.

A decent level of hiking fitness required, we'll be hiking with all the usual hiking gear + skis + boots. You don't want to be too tired to ski by the time we get to the hut.

If you want to bring your own pair of downhill skis, feel free, as snow-shoeing or bootpacking up the hills with your skis on your back could be a good option. The club has snow shoes, and telemark skis/boots for hire. You can also do alpine turns in telemark gear.

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