BITS for people who are good at downhill
skiing/snowboarding, have a reasonably good level of fitness,
but are new to the backcountry. This event is #3 in a
series which will get progressively more advanced.
This trip will be in the Lake Louise area, and participants are encouraged (but not obligated) to attend the BITS: Lake Louise Weekend as well.
Please try to sign up for all BITS 2.0 events if
possible. The intention of this series is to keep this group more
or less together as we progress through the season into
Ability required = Very confidently ski diamond
terrain at the ski hill and preferably enjoy skiing double
Fitness required = reasonably good (active, or
willing to train as necessary). Our target vertical will
start at 700m and progress to 1500m. The best
candidates are those who regularly do cardio activities of
some type a couple times per week.
These sessions are for people who know how to
downhill ski/board but are new to the backcountry,
new to the club, or the Rockies. You will make a
commitment when signing up that 1) You have or
will get AST 1 before session #3. 2) You will read
a book assigned. 3) You will have adequate
fitness level by March to ski tour a big-ish day
(ie Mount Field or similar) 4) You can ski/board
with confidence on equivalent of black diamond
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 inform me if you are unable to attend
any of the scheduled dates well in advance so I
may invite a participant on the waiting
*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, March 15, 2019 at 09:00 PM.