BITS 2.0: #3 Skiing/Splitboarding for Expert Downhill Skiers/Riders on BITS Lake Louise Weekend - Saturday, Mar 16, 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: TBD based on conditions - We'll try to hit K-country, Highway 93N and 93S 
Date(s) & Time:   Saturday, Mar 16, 2019 05:30 AM (Carpool Departure: 05:30 AM @  
Registration Cut Off:   Friday, Mar 15, 2019 09:00 PM  
Event Duration: 1 Day 
Difficulty Rating:   D2 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):    

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members Only  
Attendee Screening:   Attendees are Pre-Screened
Maximum Group Size: 10
Maximum No. Guests: 0
Minimum Group Size: 3
Maximum No. Guests Per Member: 0
Number Registered So Far:   5 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No


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 challenging/complex terrain.

Ability required = Very confidently ski diamond terrain at the ski hill and preferably enjoy skiing double diamond terrain.

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.

An application is required.  Please go to: om/file/d/0BwHnxoLC80mZMjB6TnkzMUNhYms/edit? usp=docslist_api&filetype=msword  You won’t be added to the trips without completing an application.  Please respond with to the questions with full sentences, and make sure it makes sense as a stand- alone statement - so that it easy for me to read and understand.

There is a significant amount of homework required to participate in the BITS trips led by Tyler and Ryan.  You will be expected to do it.  

Don’t sign up if you 1) can’t ski or snowboard downhill well, 2) aren’t fit or are in willing to get fit, 3) unwilling to put in some effort and do the homework.




Required Items to Bring:
Splitboard or Alpine Touring skis, skins, boots, poles, warm clothing (hat, glove/mitts+spare,jacket - soft shell, puffy and shell, pants), food, water, sunglasse. Avalanche transceiver, probe, shovel.

Recommended Items to Bring:
Sun screen

How to Get There:
Event Directions:   Additional information, including the slide deck from the info session held in December can be found at:

Google Drive - BITS

Carpool Departure Time:   05:30 AM
Carpool Location:

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 slopes.

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 list.
*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.

Trip Feedback
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Registration for this event closed on Friday, March 15, 2019 at 09:00 PM.