Backcountry Ski Technique Improvement - AMP 1 - Friday, Feb 22, 2019

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The Basics:
Event Type: Skiing 
Event Location: TBD (Louise or Sunshine Ski Resorts) 
Date(s) & Time:   Friday, Feb 22, 2019 06:00 AM (Carpool Departure: 06:00 AM @ Recycle bins by COP)  
Registration Cut Off:   Wednesday, Feb 20, 2019 12:00 AM  
Event Duration: 1 Day 
Difficulty Rating:   D2 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Tyler Hallman

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members Only  
Attendee Screening:   Attendees are Pre-Screened
Maximum Group Size: 6
Maximum No. Guests: 0
Minimum Group Size: 5
Maximum No. Guests Per Member: 0
Number Registered So Far:   3 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No


This is an AMP Level 1 trip. 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 level terrain at the ski hill, though perhaps you are not a PRO in this terrain, you can 'manage' it. Brent Peters will be the instructor. He is
currently a CSIA Level 3 instructor.

The cost is $135 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 be prepared.

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:
Event Directions:   After signing up please send Holly an email detailing your downhill ski ability and fitness level. . AFTER you have been approved you need to send a payment to and email Holly the confirmation of payment. If you don’t pay within 3 days of being selected we will move onto the next participant.  
Carpool Departure Time:   06:00 AM
Carpool Location:   Recycle bins by COP
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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. 

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 Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 12:00 AM.