An easy family snowshoe to Strawberry Flats, Manning Park (changed from Falls Lake due to low snow pack).
People of all ages can enjoy this easy daytrip. Spring is a great time to be in the mountains. The days are lengthening, and the snowpack has firmed up for easy snowshoeing.
Please contact us at 604-869-1274, or email email@example.com to join the wait list in case of cancellations. This is a free program thanks to generous sponsors and individual donations. Please consider donating. You can donate with cash or a cheque on the day of the program. You may also make a tax-deductible donation using your credit card via this Web site (click the “Donate” button at the top) or click HERE. Your support helps to keep these free programs open to everyone. Registration numbers and snowshoes are limited. Please remember to register and let us know if you are coming!
Participants must be in good health and have average physical fitness.
9:00 AM — gather in Hope, sign waivers 10:30 AM — begin snowshoe trip at Strawberry Flats 12:00 PM – Enjoy lunch and hot chocolate beside the lake 3:00 PM – Return to vehicles 4:00 PM — Arrive back in Hope Maps and schedule
Participants must arrange their own transportation. Participants will gather at the Rec. Centre (6th Avenue in Hope) and convoy in vehicles up to Stawberry Flats in Manning Park (40-minute drive).
Participants will need the following items:
- Snowshoes (bring your own or borrow from us)
- Two ski poles per person – optional, but greatly improves stability
- Lunch and high-energy snack food
- Water (at least 1 litre per person)
- A mug for hot chocolate
- Winter boots or hiking boots (no runners please)
- Warm winter clothes, including jacket, nylon snow pants, gloves, toque, warm socks
- Sunglasses, camera, binoculars
- Foam pad to sit on the snow
- Light-weight snow shovel if you have one (Hope Mountain Centre will bring some too)
Liability Release Form Everyone age 19 & over must sign a liability waiver form in order to participate in this program. Please take the time to read this form because you must understand and agree to it when you sign it. By signing it you are waiving certain rights, including the right to sue. These forms will be available to sign when you check in. Please seek legal counsel if you have any questions. Everyone age 18 & under must have an informed consent form signed by their parent or legal guardian in order to participate. Please contact us if you need this form prior to arrival at this program.
Space is limited and there may be a waiting list, so please let us know immediately if you must cancel.
A NOTE ABOUT LIABILITY
Hope Mountain Centre carries liability insurance and maintains excellent safety records. Due to the nature of outdoor programs, these trips do involve some personal risk. Hope Mountain Centre assumes no responsibility for personal injury or damage to personal property and we will require each participant to sign a liability release and assumption of risk form before participating in this program. Please be aware that activities typical of this program involve many risks, dangers and hazards including, but not limited to: accidents which occur during transportation or travel to and from events; slips and falls; loss of balance; impact, cold water immersion; repetitive strain injuries; dislocated shoulders; hypothermia, frostbite, sunburn; changing and inclement weather conditions including storms, blizzards, whiteouts and high wind; steepness of terrain, tree wells, crevasses; avalanches, cornices, landslides and falling ice, snow and objects; encounters with domestic or wild animals; negligence on the part of releasees and other participants. While we love animals of all kinds, we ask that you please leave your pet at home.
Special thanks to the UFV Kinesiology Department and individual donors whose generosity make this FREE winter program possible. Snow shovels were also provided by Mountain Equipment Co-op through their Grassroots Product Donations Program.