AMP Level 2 - Backcountry Ski Technique Improvement - Saturday, Jan 05, 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: Training 
Event Location: Sunshine 
Date(s) & Time:   Saturday, Jan 05, 2019 06:30 AM (Carpool Departure: 06:30 AM @ Recycling bins (parking lot to the left of the Rockies Climbing Gym))  
Registration Cut Off:   Friday, Jan 04, 2019 09:00 PM  
Event Duration: 1 day 
Difficulty Rating:   D3 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Ivars Finvers
Lida Frydrychova

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members & Guests, 18 And Older Only  
Attendee Screening:   Attendees are Pre-Screened
Maximum Group Size: 8
Maximum No. Guests: 0
Minimum Group Size: 5
Maximum No. Guests Per Member: 0
Number Registered So Far:   8 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No


This mentorship event is part of the AMP (Alpine Mentorship) program and is will be lead by ACMG Guide Brent Peters. Brent is a CSIA Level 2 Instructor (working on his Level 3). The goal of this event is to improve your downhill skiing technique in back country conditions. It is run at a ski resort to maximize your downhill time.

The cost of this event is $85 (including GST). You will also have to buy a lift ticket for the day.

The day will start with a warm up run and an introduction to PPTTEE, the 6 zones that we can be in - physical, psychological, tactical, technical, environment, equipment. We will ski without packs for the morning and work drills to achieve balanced centred skiing. Some of the skiing will be videoed and reviewed over lunch. Steeper skiing after lunch with or without a pack depending on how the group is advancing. Video skiing, afternoon review and ski out.

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.<\p>

After signing up please send Ivars an email detailing your downhill ski ability and fitness level (email: AFTER you have been approved you need to send a payment to and email Ivars the confirmation of payment. If you don't pay within 2 days of being selected we will move onto the next participant. If you have any questions please email or text Ivars at 403-612-2904.

Required Items to Bring:
Transceiver (3 antenna), shovel, probe, ski touring gear (layers, SKINS, shades) and warm enough clothing to ski in-bounds.

Recommended Items to Bring:
Meals/snacks/drinks, extra clothing and any required personal items (lip balm, sunscreen, advil, etc).

How to Get There:
Carpool Departure Time:   06:30 AM
Carpool Location:   Recycling bins (parking lot to the left of the Rockies Climbing Gym)
Carpool Directions:   After meeting at the Recycling Bins we will driveto Brent's place in Exshaw for 7:30am to sign his waivers and then travel as a group to Sunshine. His address is: 2 Mt McGillivary Drive, Exshaw, Alberta.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
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There will be no refund for cancellations. Courses will run regardless of weather unless the guide deems conditions unsafe then a back-up option may be executed. This is to be decided by the guide the evening before.
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Registration for this event closed on Friday, January 04, 2019 at 09:00 PM.