4th Annual Vancouver Island Backcountry Festival
We've got the dates locked down for this years Vancouver Island Backcountry festival... Feb 8/9!
We had an amazing time last year and it went better than we had anticipated, the guided tours ended up being completely full and they had to run on sunday as well to take everyone. We'll try to have more guides this year, and run both days!
The obligatory recap for those unfamiliar - Every winter we put together an event to raise funds for the Vancouver Island Avalanche Center Society, which is our local non-profit responsible for forecasting the island. No, the CAC doesn't recognize Vancouver Island as part of Canada. *shrug*
So what do we do? Well, we have a raffle, we have certified ACMG guides doing educational backcountry laps by donation, and we drive a groomer into the forest to pack down a dance floor and put on a huge party. We had complaints about not enough lasers or fireworks last year, but all in all we thought we did a pretty good job. We'll do better this year.
This isn't a splitboard specific event, but there are a lot of us splitboarders up here. The point is, you can invite your teleboarding, monoskiing, telemarking, or even AT skiier friends to come with you!
So the logistics - to come to this event you need to take a ferry to some island and then you need to drive, basically forever, until you reach a little logging road. We like to call it "well maintained", but I would recommend
you bring your chains with you. And your onsies. This is Cain, afterall.
Here is Dave's writeup from last year
http://www.davesilverphotography.com/bl ... y-festival (and the full gallery of his photos:http://www.davesilverphotograp.....bcfest2013)
Details on the site: http://vanislebackcountryfest.ca
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/206055189575014
Google map: https://www.google.ca/maps/preview#!q=m ... 26.3261111