NOW OPEN TO ASPIRING LEADERS and ALL MEMBERS. - THIS COURSE IS MEANT AS A REFRESHER FOR CURRENT
SKI TOUR, SPLITBOARD, AND SKI MOUNTAINEERING
LEADERS WITHIN THE CALGARY SECTION. THIS COURSE IS HEAVILY SUBSIDIZED BY THE SECTION
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
*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.