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Nov 16, 2017 - Nicholls Family Library - Subsequent Trips - Location TBA
Date(s) & Time:
Thursday, Nov 16, 2017
Registration Cut Off:
Wednesday, Dec 06, 2017
Evening - Nov 16, 2017 -All day - Dec 9, 2017; Jan 20, 2018, Feb 24, 2018, March 24/25, 2018
This program is an introduction to skiing in the
The program includes an evening session to
program and equipment. Following the evening
there will be 4 trips with the intention to
progress into more
complex terrain. Due to the demands for this
are expanding the program to 24 participants.
will be split into 2 groups once selection has
The BITS Program is not a skiing instruction
Participants need to have downhill skiing ability
to at least
The requirements are that participants have AST 1
attending the 2nd trip, which is January 20,
2018. The ACC
Calgary is offering AST 1 for 8 participants on
and 3, 2017 with priority given to those signed
up in the BIT
November 16, 2017 Meet at 6:15 to 9:00 p.m. –
Family Library – 1421 – 33 Street SW (Next to
Mall – near the entrance to Westbrook C-train) –
you need to know to get ready for back country
including gear, equipment, and what to pack.
Open to all
Dec 1,2,3 AST 1 – 8 people - priority is to those
in the BITS
program who do not have AST 1 (Sign up for this
Session 1 -
Dec 9, 2017 Meet at 7:00 am at Shouldice Arena
for a trip to
Chester lake to practice with gear and view snow
Avalanche conditions – there will also be a quick
for searching and rescue practice.
Session 2 -
Jan 20, 2018 –Meet at 7:00 am at Shouldice Arena-
TBA - choices may be Burstall Pass – Chickadee
Taylor Lake, Hidden Lake, Deception Pass,
Purple Bowl, Narro Shoulder, Stanley Glacier,
Bow Summit, Sherbrooke Lake, Ogden Shoulder,
Prince, Gypsum Mines, Common Wealth Pass.
Session 3 -
Feb 24, 2018- Meet at 7:00 a.m. – Location TBA
Session 4 - Finale and Party
March 24/25, 2018 –Meet at 7:00 a.m. at Shouldice
and head out to Parkway – Location TBA – Choices
Crowfoot Pass, Helen Shoulder, Dolomite, Bow
overnight at Mosquito Creek, which includes some
BITS celebrations. A catered supper including
alcohol will be
Required Items to Bring:
Items to bring will be discussed on gear night on
22, 2017 - Avi equipment, skis, skins, boots,
Recommended Items to Bring:
Items recommended will be discussed on gear night
November 22, 2017 - 6:15 - 9:00 p.m.- sunscreen,
thermos, hot shots
How to Get There:
Sign up for the BIT program;
Complete the application you will be sent
once you sign
Your application will be reviewed and if you
accepted on the program you will be sent
notification of your
acceptance via email;
Once accepted you will be asked to send $100
registration fee via etransfer to
Ensure you provide your name, address, postal
password for the etransfer in a separate email to
Date adjustments may occur if weather conditions
are an issue.
Cancellation/Partial Attendance: Please review our participant responsibility guidelines!
ACC Calgary Section Policy is that once accepted
program and your payment has been made of $100
no cancellation. However, if you are able to find
replacement acceptable to the trip leader you can
payment from your replacement.
*Cancellation Policy*: If a participant is unable to attend a paid course or trip, there will be no refund unless the participant finds a suitable replacement that is acceptable to the trip coordinator. It will then be the participant's responsibility to recover funds from the replacement. If the coordinator cancels an event, participants get a refund (less any non- recoverable costs).
The Calgary Section of the Alpine Club of Canada is a not for profit / flow through course and trip provider. We organize courses and trips based on member demand and divide any costs that we incur between event attendees. In other words, we only charge attendees what it costs us to provide courses or trips.
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Registration for this event closed on Wednesday, December 06, 2017 at 06:00 PM.