THIS COURSE IS MEANT AS A REFRESHER FOR
SKI TOUR, SPLITBOARD, AND SKI MOUNTAINEERING
LEADERS WITHIN THE CALGARY SECTION. This course
is modeled after a guides training a professional
organization would typically run at the start of
the year to whip their guides into shape.
Packed with three days of learning and practice,
this 3-day course with Jeff Bullock ACMG Ski Guide
will take new and experienced ski leaders to new
levels of confidence.
This course will be based out of Golden, with day
tours in a variety of locations around Rogers Pass
and the Rockies. Expect to tour up to 1500m per
This course will cover the gamut of ski leadership
Planning - area and route selection for the BEST
and FUNNEST skiing possible given the conditions.
Appropriate gear lists.
Snowpack evaluation - active and passive tests for
Leading Up hill: terrain selection and group
management, efficient up tracking, pacing,
Leading downhill: Group management techniques,
regroup areas, tree well risks/rescue, finding
Rescue - advanced companion rescue, deep/multiple
burials, triage, first aid and site command,
*Note, this course is a refresher and covers a lot
of material. It is not meant to teach you
something from scratch. If you don't know
crevasse rescue or companion rescue this course
won't teach it to you in depth.
Required Items to Bring:
Ski touring kit. Glacier kit.
Recommended Items to Bring:
Your recently practiced and well honed skills.
How to Get There:
Carpool Departure Time:
Car Pool Lot by COP
The cost is $450, subsidized by the
calgary section to be $250 and includes three nights
accommodation and three days of instruction by an ACMG ski
guide. Priority will be given to
ski/splitboard leaders who have led the most trips
within the past two years and to people who have
led a BITS trip(s). After Dec 15 the registration
will be opened to non-trip leaders to fill any
remaining spots on the course. Yet another reason
to become a trip leader!
Waiver: Everyone attending this event will be required to sign the
at the beginning of the event. Read the waiver carefully to ensure you fully
understand it. If possible, please print and fill it out except for
the signature fields before arriving at the event.
Cancellation/Partial Attendance: Please review our participant responsibility guidelines!
Please wait until after the coordinator has
responded to you with regards to your eligibility
before you pay for the trip. Payment can be made
via e-transfer to the Treasurer at
treasurerClub@acccalgary.ca along with the
following information: Name, Full Address with
postal code, phone number, email, event title and
date, trip leader/coordinator and the password to
accept the payment. These details assist the
bookkeeper in sending out receipts for payments.
Once I have confirmation from the Treasurer that
you have paid your deposit, I will move you from
the waiting to the attendee list. There are no
refunds for cancellations by participants unless
the participant finds a suitable 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. 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 Friday, January 18, 2019 at 12:00 AM.