Backcountry Ski Technique Improvement - AMP 2 - Sunday, Jan 19, 2020

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The Basics:
Event Type: Skiing 
Event Location: TBD (Louise or Sunshine Ski Resorts) 
Date(s) & Time:   Sunday, Jan 19, 2020 06:00 AM (Carpool Departure: 06:00 AM @ Valley Meadow Close NW, Calgary,)  
Registration Cut Off:   Tuesday, Oct 01, 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:   6 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No

Itinerary:

 

THE BEST SKI COURSE THE CALGARY SECTION OFFERS

This course is focused on making you a better downhill skier in powder, in the backcountry.  Do you legs burn when going downhill?  Do you find yourself using your outside leg to do most of the turning? Perhaps you find breakable crusts or tight trails through the trees challenging... THIS COURSE IS FOR YOU!  Improve your technique. Have more fun. Be better at what you love to do!  I would personally recommend this course to 90% of the people who ski with the ACC.  I have watched people who have skied their whole lives get noticeably better in 1 day.

This is an AMP Level 2 trip.  You should be able to ski diamond level terrain at the ski hill, and maybe even challenge double diamonds, though perhaps its not pretty. Participants who can ski diamond or double diamond terrain will get something out of this course.  Those who are more toward the begineer/intermediate downhill ability (blue/diamond) should attend the AMP Level 1 event.  Brent Peters will be the instructor. He is currently a CSIA Level 3 instructor.

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.

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.

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:
Carpool Departure Time:   06:00 AM
Carpool Location:   Valley Meadow Close NW, Calgary,
Carpool Directions:   https://goo.gl/maps/vPmN6omBs2wAMHZ56

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
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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: tylerhallma n@hotmail.com to be added to the trip.  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. 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).
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Registration for this event closed on Tuesday, October 01, 2019 at 12:00 AM.