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 1 trip. You should be able to ski blue level terrain at the ski hill with confidence, and be able to challenge black diamonds, though perhaps it's not pretty. Participants who can ski diamond terrain will get something out of this course. 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 $101 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
(layers, SKINS, shades, headlamp) and warm enough
clothing to ski
in-bounds in the morning.
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Registration for this event closed on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 12:00 AM.