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  • #583384
    treepilot
    352 Posts

    An important update on camping. With the construction to the Rogers Pass info center this season, they are no longer “turning a blind eye” to enclosed camping in that parking lot.

    If you intend on camping in a “self contained unit” (RV, 5th wheel, truck bed camper, minivan, rental car, etc.) you can only do so at the Asulkan/Illecillewaet parking lot. This is a couple km down the road from the hotel/info center and is also the trail head for the Asulkan and Wheeler huts.

    The hotel parking lot is also covered under this same restriction.

    If you intend on camping in an “non self-contained unit” (tent, igloo, snow cave, etc.) you should probably think about getting a hotel or sleeping in a vehicle. It is permitted, but you must be within a non-restricted area and at least 1km away from any structures. The kind folks at the Info Center (250-837-3944) can assist with suggesting a suitable location.

    On another note, Voile will be shipping out their prize package soon, which includes a 161 Mojo RX/Light Rail splitboard binding package.

    http://voile-usa.blogspot.com/2011/01/canuck-splitfest-rogers-pass-canada.html

    #583385
    Mac
    40 Posts

    I just stumbled across this splitboard sport all of a few hours ago and I’m already stoked to try it out and I definitely plan on making it out to the Canuck Splitfest. :clap:

    I’m looking to drive out on the Friday and come back on the Sunday or Monday (haven’t decided yet). I have room for 2 others plus equipment. I’ll be leaving from Calgary and since I’m coming late to the game, I’ll probably be staying at: http://www.cariboumountainadventures.ca/.

    If this works for anyone, let me know and we can do the trek down and save dough.

    After reading this thread, I’m glad to hear there will be a a variety of skill levels. I’ve been snowboarding for a number of years but my cross country skiing is pretty novice (only been out a few times) and I’ll be taking my AST 1 this weekend.

    Anyways this looks like a great opportunity to meet some cool people and rocking a new sport. I can’t wait!!

    #583386
    KGN
    215 Posts

    Hey,

    So I am assuming that I can show up and there will be people to ride with?

    I have about 4 years of snowboarding, but this will be my first year in true backcountry(in the winter anyways). I have the stuff, and have been out a few times with snowshoes only, just got a split. Also did an avy awareness course in Whistler backcountry. Just wanting to slowly get my feet wet in the BC, seems like this would be a good opportunity to learn some stuff and ride.

    I pretty much refuse to pay 95 plus tax to ride Whistler when there is so much nice wilderness around here, and I like the hiking anyways, even with snowshoes. Plus Whistler is a bit of a drive.

    My “home” turf is and will be the Duffey Lake area. Lots of good stuff there.

    Cheers

    #583387
    Mac
    40 Posts

    Ok so this will be my first time at an event like this as well, so I got a few newbie questions too:

    -What is the Agenda for each day?

    -Is there anything going on Friday night/ what time should I shoot to arrive for? I read earlier that we there maybe a chance of having a Winter Permit Orientation Session on the Friday evening, did this progress into anything?

    -I have a regular board and equipment, plus the snowshoe setup (though I have yet to combine the two for back country boarding). I understand there will be demo opportunities but is that something I should rely on for the daily activities or should I look at renting a set?

    -Besides the park pass, is there any other legal requirements or recommendations to go splitboarding? (I will be getting my AST 1 this weekend)

    #583388
    jcocci
    699 Posts

    See post from treepilot on page 6 about Friday night.

    #583389
    matty_mcd
    34 Posts

    Looking good folks, 32cms in past 24 hours and still pukin’ hard! Only issue is all that surface hoar it’s falling on but it should cycle out by the splifest.

    #583390
    Mac
    40 Posts

    @jcocci wrote:

    See post from treepilot on page 6 about Friday night.

    Ok perfect. Thanks.

    #583391
    treepilot
    352 Posts

    @matty_mcd wrote:

    Looking good folks, 32cms in past 24 hours and still pukin’ hard! Only issue is all that surface hoar it’s falling on but it should cycle out by the splifest.

    Great turns today!

    #583392
    vapor
    350 Posts

    Due to lack of effort :nononno: my friend wont be coming to the fest. this leaves an opening who needs a bed short notice on fri and sat. pm me for info.

    #583393

    Is anyone from Utah heading up to the Fest? If so, PM me. I got a hella deal for you.

    #583394
    Mac
    40 Posts

    @vapor wrote:

    Due to lack of effort :nononno: my friend wont be coming to the fest. this leaves an opening who needs a bed short notice on fri and sat. pm me for info.

    PM you.

    #583395

    Warning: Cross thread

    Any splitters who want to ride in or around Jasper the weekend before the splitfest, please let me know. I havn;t been up there in years and could badly use some local knowldge.

    #583396
    raym
    385 Posts

    @vapor wrote:

    Due to lack of effort :nononno: my friend wont be coming to the fest. this leaves an opening who needs a bed short notice on fri and sat. pm me for info.

    gonna try my best to take you up on this offer! I messed up my jeep so im trying to rearrange some funds to ensure I can make the trip…. Might have to bring the stealth out

    #583397
    Kryl
    2 Posts

    i booked a room this morning and they said they had one more left.

    heading up solo. first time in rogers pass so i’d love to hook up with some knowledgeable locs for sat/sun.

    coming from Calgary on Friday and might have room for a few people if anyone’s interested. i’ll know for sure in a few days.

    can’t wait.

    #583398
    Mac
    40 Posts

    @Kryl wrote:

    i booked a room this morning and they said they had one more left.

    heading up solo. first time in rogers pass so i’d love to hook up with some knowledgeable locs for sat/sun.

    coming from Calgary on Friday and might have room for a few people if anyone’s interested. i’ll know for sure in a few days.

    can’t wait.

    :bananas: Boo Yeah! :bananas:

    I just snagged it! thanks for the FYI Kryl! I am so stoked for this fest. I’m also heading down solo from Calgary on the Friday evening. I did offer a ride for one other guy who is arriving from the airport but he has not confirmed that he is getting a ride from me. So I would be down on sharing wheels for the trip for sure and maybe one other. I would like to leave early afternoon on Friday to catch the presentations which I believe start at 6:30ish which is being done by Greg who is splitter and guide in the area.

    I also contacted him about some guiding and he mentioned that there has been little interest but he would be happy to take a peeps on the Saturday. We would just need to speak to him on the Friday.

    Anyway let me know if your down for this.
    Cheers,

    Mac

    #583399
    Zee
    136 Posts

    Looks like I’m out of this for sure. 😥

    I can’t risk not being back for Sunday…

    Next year for sure….

    #583400
    libtechsplit
    198 Posts

    so, whos car camping? anyone know if there are block heater plug ins to be snaked for my space heater? this is something ive never bothered to look for the few times ive been parked up there.

    on a side note, hopefully all this snow bonds well over the next week, currently danger is listed as HIGH .

    edit: burn! i just read treepilots msg on the previous page regarding camping in the parking lot… must rethink now…

    #583401
    raym
    385 Posts

    @libtechsplit wrote:

    so, whos car camping? anyone know if there are block heater plug ins to be snaked for my space heater? this is something ive never bothered to look for the few times ive been parked up there.

    on a side note, hopefully all this snow bonds well over the next week, currently danger is listed as HIGH .

    edit: burn! i just read treepilots msg on the previous page regarding camping in the parking lot… must rethink now…

    I need to rethink where im sleeping as well. I might just end up sleeping in my jeep as planed but in a differnt location. unless some one will let me sleep on the floor of their room for a small fee?

    #583402
    libtechsplit
    198 Posts

    ya there is the asulkan parking lot, but i was really hoping to be able to have the hotel restaraunt and such within walking distance. being stuck 3kms down the road, camped beside the trans canada is just not going to be that cool.

    #583403
    raym
    385 Posts

    @libtechsplit wrote:

    ya there is the asulkan parking lot, but i was really hoping to be able to have the hotel restaraunt and such within walking distance. being stuck 3kms down the road, camped beside the trans canada is just not going to be that cool.

    camping on the side of the highway isnt so bad. but your right, being with in walking distance to the hotle would have been nice.

    Anyone thinking about bringing a BBQ?

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