Where: Rogers Pass, BC (nearest international airports: Kelowna, BC and Calgary, AB)
Lodging:See lodging page - anywhere from $0 to $68.55/night (camp in parking lot or sleep in hotel)
Parks Admission Fee: $7.80/day or $39.20 for an annual pass
Parks Access Permit: Free. Issued daily, can receive an annual pass with attendance to an information session (scheduled for Friday night at 7PM) Some areas will be closed for avalanche control work (to protect the highway, not the backcountry user)
Canuck Splitfest fee: $0 but I encourage you to click the donate button on the website. Amounts over $25 will receive a tax receipt from the Canadian Avalanche Foundation (a registered Canadian charity)
Guiding service:Greg Johnson ACMG will be available should someone want to hire a splitboard guide. He is a fully certified guide through the ACMG program. To contact him, send an email to greg at splitguide dot com. To ensure availability, please do not wait until the last minute. Contact him now to reserve.
Sponsors will be donating products to a raffle to be held Saturday night. Tickets will be sold and as a participant there are some great prizes already up for grabs. Some sponsors will also be bringing product to demo as well. Proceeds from the raffle will be donated to the Canadian Avalanche Foundation
Joined: Tue Dec 12, 2006 4:36 pm Posts: 378 Location: Lethbridge, AB
I'm leaning towards the 22-23 weekend as I'm worried a bit about missing some of the event should weather prevent or delay the heli flight out of Fariy Meadows. Pretty bad form I think for an organizer to do that.
January 22-23, 2011 is still tentative, but I'm going to float it out there and see what people think. I plan on solidifying it soon as there's lots of other arrangements to get underway.
I'd also greatly appreciate someone who has the design skills to create in a vector based format for easier reproduction. Someone capable of making an event poster (like this one for the Mt. Baker Festival: http://www.splitboardfestival.com/index ... 8&Itemid=8) would also be great.
As for the noob question, my experience with festivals is one (last year's Mt. Baker festival) and I don't anticipate a problem. There were many groups that headed out based on their levels and goals. Rogers is a huge place, ranging from super safe trees right out the back door of the hotel to you ride it, you name it, stuff that (should) even make Karkis pucker!
For those wanting to hire a (splitboard) guide, that's hopefully going to be an option available too.