BITS: Winter Program 2019 - Saturday, Jan 19, 2019

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Once you've reviewed the event details, and decided you'd like to join us, you MUST sign up at the bottom of this page.

You are STRONGLY encouraged to read this page in its entirety before signing up.
The Basics:
Event Type: Skiing 
Event Location: BITS: winter program 2019 
Date(s) & Time:   Saturday, Jan 19, 2019 07:00 AM (Carpool Departure: 07:00 AM @ Our Lady of Assumption school)  
Registration Cut Off:   Saturday, Jan 05, 2019 06:36 PM  
Event Duration: 3 days- January 19, February 23, March 16, 2019 
Difficulty Rating:   D3 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Vi Pickering
Tyler Hallman

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members Only  
Attendee Screening:   Attendees are Pre-Screened
Maximum Group Size: 12
Maximum No. Guests: 0
Minimum Group Size: 2
Maximum No. Guests Per Member: 0
Number Registered So Far:   12 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No

This program is an introduction to skiing in the backcountry. It will consist of 3 days with the intent to progress into more complex and difficult terrain. Participants sign up for all 3 day trips. Day 1 (Jan 19) goes to Chester lake; Day 2 (Feb 23) Helen Shoulder. Day 3 (March 16) we will split into smaller groups and different destinations like Dolomite Circuit; Purple Bowl; Crowfoot Pass. These destinations may not be split board friendly. These BITS days are an opportunity for beginning backcountry skiers to strengthen skills learned in AST 1. Opportunities will be presented for transceiver practice, discuss current conditions and observations, decision making, group management and trail setting. Trip leaders have many years experience and welcome questions.

The BITS Program is not a skiing instruction program. Participants need to have downhill skiing ability to at least an intermediate.

The requirements are that participants have AST 1 prior to attending the 1st trip, which is January 19, 2019. It is encouraged for participants to also sign up for the pre-trip evening session once posted (TBA) that will go over Everything you need to know to get ready for back country skiing, including gear, equipment, and what to pack. Sign up separately for this.

Required Items to Bring:
Items to bring will be discussed on gear night- date TBA- Avi equipment, skis, skins, boots, winter clothing

Recommended Items to Bring:
Items recommended will be discussed on gear night TBA

How to Get There:
Event Directions:   Registration process:
  • Sign up for the BIT program;
  • Complete the application you will be sent once you sign up;
  • Your application will be reviewed and if you are accepted on the program you will be sent notification of your acceptance via email.
    Carpool Departure Time:   07:00 AM
    Carpool Location:   Our Lady of Assumption school
    Carpool Directions:   Google it!

    Date adjustments may occur if weather or avi conditions warrant.

    Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
    Please review our participant responsibility guidelines!

    Participants are signing up for all 3 ski days.
    *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 Saturday, January 05, 2019 at 06:36 PM.