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Old 12-01-2011, 04:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Okay so first off, I know a lot of people don't like it when noobs come on here asking questions like this, but I thought I was an active enough member already to ask for some help on a school project.

Basically I have to plan a 7 day ecotourism trip. I was thinking about doing snowshoeing through the rockies. I get to pick the skill level and client group on my own. What I'm asking for specifically is potentially places that I could start/stop at. These places need to be off of major resorts as it is supposed to be an ecotour. If you guys know of any backcountry cabins that may have heating and/or accomodations thats kinda what I'm looking for.

I know this is a bit to ask. Just thought I would ask. Yes I am already doing research on my own.

thanks guys!

p.s unfortunatly I can't incorporate snowboarding into this trip at all because its not eco friendly according to my prof.


EDIT: Maybe even a day trip or an overnight somewhere snowshoeing? as I now realize snowshoeing for 7 days would be crazy hard.

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Old 12-01-2011, 04:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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your professor is a weasel.

and i think its a sweet question. wish i could help lol
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Old 12-01-2011, 05:56 PM   #3 (permalink)
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There are quite a few xc ski cabins around BC that are fairly safe, what's your experience level and physical fitness level? Does it have to be the rockies? You could snowshoe/hike the Columbia Western or some of the the Kettle Valley Rail Trail, would take wayyyyy longer than 7 days to do the whole thing though, just go from Castlegar to Beaverdell or something (most people cycle it, but itd be a fairly easy hike). There's a cabin when you go up from Grand Forks that you can stay in...you'd need to pack a catalytic heater though. You could get a ride to Phoenix Mountain for a side trip for snowboarding.

If you research XC ski cabins you should find plenty.

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thanks that actually helps a ton!

I'm not actually going on this trip. And I can pick how fit the participants are and what their skill level is. so no worries on that front! but cool! thanks alot!
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Backcountry huts in the Rockies: Alpine Club of Canada - Clubhouse and Alpine Huts
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Old 12-02-2011, 03:19 PM   #6 (permalink)
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ask yo prof if he has ever done alpine touring with at skis or splitboard...imo legit ecotourist devices especially driving up to the trailhead in a 16 mpg suv. Snowshoe is retarded animal trapper history...does he want you to weave snowshoes out of saplings and work the rawhide with your teeth.
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