This is an AMP Level 2 trip. Due to previous
positive feedback and requests we have decided to
add another ski technique improvement event but
this time at the resort to maximize your downhill
time. We will spend the morning doing ski drills
in-bounds at Lake Louise or Sunshine (TBD) to
improve our downhill technique and then we will go
ski out of bounds to practice in some real powder
(hopefully 800 - 1000m of elevation gain/loss –
expect to be skinning up as some point so bring
your skins!) Out of bound destinations could be
Delirium Dive, West Bowl, Purple Bowl, etc.
You should be comfortable skiing diamond or double
diamond at the ski hill and have skied in the
backcountry or deep powder more than ~15 days.
Brent Peters will be the instructor. He is
currently a CSIA Level 2 instructor (working on
his level 3).
The cost is $116 per person plus lift ticket. YOU
WILL HAVE TO BUY A LIFT TICKET FOR THE DAY, unless
you have a seasons pass. This is an AMP (Alpine
Mentorship program) event organized by ACC Calgary
section and Brent Peters, ACMG. Please note, AMP
events are coaching/mentorship and not courses or
a typical guided day. You should be prepared as
you would for any non-guided ACC ski tour: know
the avalanche, weather conditions, know the
terrain, have your gear dialed, be prepared for a
full day of mostly non-stop skiing and generally
Required Items to Bring:
Transceiver (3 antenna), shovel, probe, ski touring
gear (layers, SKINS, shades, headlamp) and warm
enough clothing to ski in-bounds in the morning.
How to Get There:
After signing up please send Tyler an email
detailing your downhill ski ability and fitness
level. email@example.com . AFTER you have
been approved you need to send a payment to
firstname.lastname@example.org and email Tyler the
confirmation of payment. If you don’t pay within 3
days of being selected we will move onto the next
participant. If you have any questions please
email or text Tyler 403-607-7125
This course is a full day downhill SKI LESSON
geared towards back-country skiing. Backcountry
skiing means all snow and terrain types: powder,
crust, breakable crust. This is a different ski
technique than a groomed run at the ski hill. We
will try to ski a variety of terrain as well:
open, trees, tight trees, etc.
Ever find yourself in the backseat while skiing
powder? Find yourself not weighting both skis in a
turn? Have trouble skiing in powder, or heavy
snow, or even breakable crust? Maybe your legs
burn after 10 turns? If so this lesson is for YOU.
If you grew up logging many days a year skiing
from a young age, have flawless technique and bop
down a powder run like someone out of Warren
Miller video you do not need this lesson. For the
other 75% of the skiers in the club you will find
this most helpful. Personally, I took the previous
AMP 2 Ski Technique and improved more in 600m of
vertical during the lesson than I did all last
season! If there is sufficient demand we can try
to add an AMP Level 1 ski technique another day
again as well.
Cancellation/Partial Attendance: Please review our participant responsibility guidelines!
If you wish to cancel you must find a suitable
replacement candidate if you want a refund. There
will be no refunds provided by the ACC.
*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. Acceptable waiting list candidates will have priority. 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). Note that ACC National does not refund hut fees due to weather, delay, closures, or any other reasons. The Calgary Section of the ACC is a not for profit club and we only charge attendees what it costs us to provide courses or trips.
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Registration for this event closed on Thursday, February 01, 2018 at 12:00 AM.