Snowshoeing with Outdoor Rec

Feb
22
When: Saturday, Feb 22, 2020, 9:00AM - 5:30PM
Where:

Mt. Washington, BC Canada

Add to CalendarSnowshoeing with Outdoor Rec02/22/2020 09:00 AM02/22/2020 05:30 PMMM/DD/YYYYAmerica/VancouverTrip InformationThis is a day trip to the Mt. Washington Alpine Resort or Forbidden Plateau area to experience backcountry snowshoeing or hiking depending on snow conditions. The trip leaves from the resort's base area or trailhead and explores the local area and trails of Mt. Washington, neighboring Strathcona Provincial Park, or the Forbidden Plateau area. Introductory snowshoe lessons are provided by Vancouver Island University staff. You will be outside for the majority of the trip, especially if you have signed up for the Forbidden Plateau location, so please be prepared!What to wear:Appropriate warm clothing and footwear for the weather (dress in layers) What to bring:DaypackHiking Boots, or good winter bootsWaterproof jacket or ski jacket and pantsWarm gloves or mittensToque or warm hatWater bottleSnacks & Lunch (or money for food)Extra socks for the bus ride backA sun hat or ball capSunglassesSunscreenMeeting Location: VIU Gym Building 190 at 9:00 amTrip Includes:Transportation to and from Mount Washington, equipment and guided hikeVIU provides all the other required equipment. This includes: all snowshoe equipment, ski boots that you can wear for snowshoeing, trail passes, rain jackets, we even have a some snow pants, and safety equipment. If you prefer to use your own gear then please bring it with you.Policies, Health & SafetyWe have an ongoing commitment to ensure the safety and quality of our trips, with trained and responsible student leaders, staff and community partners. Before you sign-up, please check out our policies & procedures for more information about how to prepare for a trip, as well as our cancellation policy.How to Sign UpOur activities are available to all current VIU Students. Sign up with us in person in Building 255.You will need to have your:Student card,Proof of medical insurance (BC Care Card or Guard.me Insurance Policy)Payment (cash is currently the only method of payment for activities)Hours & Locations for Signing Up with us:Faculty of International Education Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm in Building 255, 2nd Floor ReceptionLunchtime Activity Information Desk Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm in Building 255 - 1st Floor Learning CommonsWaiver FormPlease read our general waiver form for VIU group activities in the attachment section below. All participants are required to read and sign the waiver before the start of the trip. We will provide a paper copy for you to read through again and sign the morning of the trip.ContactDayna Baxter – Activity Program Coordinatordayna.baxter@viu.ca  250-753-3245 x 2737Mt. Washington, BC Canadafalse

CC Road Trips - Snowshoeing with Outdoor Rec

Trip Information

This is a day trip to the Mt. Washington Alpine Resort or Forbidden Plateau area to experience backcountry snowshoeing or hiking depending on snow conditions. The trip leaves from the resort's base area or trailhead and explores the local area and trails of Mt. Washington, neighboring Strathcona Provincial Park, or the Forbidden Plateau area. Introductory snowshoe lessons are provided by Vancouver Island University staff. You will be outside for the majority of the trip, especially if you have signed up for the Forbidden Plateau location, so please be prepared!

What to wear:

  • Appropriate warm clothing and footwear for the weather (dress in layers) 

What to bring:

  • Daypack
  • Hiking Boots, or good winter boots
  • Waterproof jacket or ski jacket and pants
  • Warm gloves or mittens
  • Toque or warm hat
  • Water bottle
  • Snacks & Lunch (or money for food)
  • Extra socks for the bus ride back
  • A sun hat or ball cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen

Meeting Location: 

VIU Gym Building 190 at 9:00 am

Trip Includes:

Transportation to and from Mount Washington, equipment and guided hike

VIU provides all the other required equipment. This includes: all snowshoe equipment, ski boots that you can wear for snowshoeing, trail passes, rain jackets, we even have a some snow pants, and safety equipment. If you prefer to use your own gear then please bring it with you.

Policies, Health & Safety

We have an ongoing commitment to ensure the safety and quality of our trips, with trained and responsible student leaders, staff and community partners. Before you sign-up, please check out our policies & procedures for more information about how to prepare for a trip, as well as our cancellation policy.

How to Sign Up

Our activities are available to all current VIU Students. Sign up with us in person in Building 255.

You will need to have your:

  1. Student card,
  2. Proof of medical insurance (BC Care Card or Guard.me Insurance Policy)
  3. Payment (cash is currently the only method of payment for activities)

Hours & Locations for Signing Up with us:

Faculty of International Education Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm in Building 255, 2nd Floor Reception

Lunchtime Activity Information Desk Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm in Building 255 - 1st Floor Learning Commons

Waiver Form

Please read our general waiver form for VIU group activities in the attachment section below. All participants are required to read and sign the waiver before the start of the trip. We will provide a paper copy for you to read through again and sign the morning of the trip.

Contact

Dayna Baxter – Activity Program Coordinator
dayna.baxter@viu.ca  
250-753-3245 x 2737

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