Ski Leadership REFRESHER Course - Thursday, Jan 30, 2020

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The Basics:
Event Type: Course 
Event Location: Golden, BC 
Date(s) & Time:   Thursday, Jan 30, 2020 06:00 PM (Carpool Departure: 06:00 PM @ Valley Meadow Close NW, Calgary,)  
Registration Cut Off:   Friday, Jan 24, 2020 12:00 AM  
Event Duration: 3 Days 
Difficulty Rating:   D4 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Tyler Hallman

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members Only  
Attendee Screening:   Attendees are Pre-Screened
Maximum Group Size: 5
Maximum No. Guests: 0
Minimum Group Size: 4
Maximum No. Guests Per Member: 0
Number Registered So Far:   5 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No



This course is modeled after a guides training which a professional organization would typically run at the start of the year to whip their guides into shape. Packed with three days of learning and practice, this 3-day course with Jeff Bullock, ACMG Ski Guide, will take new and experienced ski leaders to new levels of confidence.

This course will be based out of Golden, with day tours in a variety of locations around Rogers Pass and the Rockies.  Accommodation is included for Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening in Golden.  Course instruction days are Friday, Saturday, Sunday. Plan on skiing Rogers pass on Friday and Saturday, so it is best to stay in Golden Thursday evening.

Expect to tour up to 1500m per day.

This course will cover the gamut of ski leadership skills: Planning - area and route selection for the BEST and FUNNEST skiing possible given the conditions. Appropriate gear lists. Snowpack evaluation - active and passive tests for snow stability. Leading Up hill: terrain selection and group management, efficient up tracking, pacing, navigation. Leading downhill: Group management techniques, regroup areas, tree well risks/rescue, finding lost people. Rescue - advanced companion rescue, deep/multiple burials, triage, first aid and site command, crevasse rescue.

*Note, this course is a refresher and covers a lot of material. It is not meant to teach you something from scratch. If you don't know crevasse rescue or companion rescue this course won't teach it to you in depth.

Required Items to Bring:
Ski touring kit. Glacier kit.

Recommended Items to Bring:
Your recently practiced and well honed skills.

How to Get There:
Carpool Departure Time:   06:00 PM
Carpool Location:   Valley Meadow Close NW, Calgary,
Carpool Directions:


The cost is $300 per person and includes three nights accommodation and three days of instruction by an ACMG ski guide.  This course is subsidized by approximately 50% by the section. Priority will be given to ski/splitboard leaders who have led the most trips within the past two years. People will start to be moved from the wait list to the trip as of Nov 15, so don't delay in signing up. Aspiring trip leaders will be considered to fill any remaining spots on the course. Yet another reason to become a trip leader!

Please wait until you have been approved by the trip coordinator to pay for the event.  Once approved you can make payment via the PayPal button below.  You need to forward your receipt to the trip coordinator: to be added to the trip.



Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
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*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, January 24, 2020 at 12:00 AM.