BITS Leader Recruitment - Virtual Planning Session - Tuesday, Nov 03, 2020

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: Social 
Event Location: Zoom 
Date(s) & Time:   Tuesday, Nov 03, 2020 07:30 PM  
Registration Cut Off:   Tuesday, Nov 03, 2020 08:00 PM  
Event Duration: 1.0 hr 
Difficulty Rating:   D1 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Kate Snedeker
Tyler Hallman

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members & Guests, All Ages Welcome  
Attendee Screening:   Registration is First-Come/First-Serve
Maximum Group Size: 25
Maximum No. Guests: 5
Minimum Group Size: 0
Maximum No. Guests Per Member: 0
Number Registered So Far:   14 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No


This year we are hoping to formalize our Backcountry Intro To Skiing (BITS) program.  We are seeking ski touring leaders who will commit to being part of the program.  We are also looking for past participants who wish to be the helpers/tail guide.  Kat has been in touch with some leaders directly.

A Zoom meeting request will be sent to those who sign up for this event.  If Kate has already been in touch with you and you have committed to being a BITS leader you do not necessarily need to sign up for this event. However, we do sincerely appreciate your input - this is a good chance to talk about past BITS experiences, what worked, what didn't, what you want to do differently, what can you share with other BITS leaders.

This year BITS leaders and helpers will receive $100 towards a Calgary section course or AMP event.  This is in addition to the $200 leader subsidy already available.  Better yet, you get to go skiing! And, you get to pass some of your hard earned knowledge on to eager participants.  Teaching others to backcountry ski can be very rewarding; it's a great way to give back.

What we need from you:

  1. A commitment to lead a group on 3 ski tours over the course of the winter 
  2. Preferably attend the intro session and this social
  3. A commitment to teach your group the agreed upon stuff - we want all participants to more or less learn the same things

Leader Qualifications:

  1. Currently lead ski tours with the ACC
  2. Have AST 2

Helper Qualifications:

  1. Past participant in BITS program, or
  2. Desire to lead BITS trips in the future
  3. AST 1

If you are interested, but can't attend the social, please sign up and send us a note so we know you are interested.  We will work with you to get you involved.


Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
Please review our participant responsibility guidelines!

If you cannot attend, but would like to be a part of leading BITS please send Tyler an email:
*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
If you have any feedback, positive or negative, concerning this trip or any other, we want to hear from you!
Click here to be directed to our "Contact Us" page and contact the appropriate Chair person or the Section Chair. This is also a simple way to make your section executive aware of any praises, suggestions or problems you may have with any area of the Calgary Section of the ACC.
Thank you for your response.

Registration for this event closed on Tuesday, November 03, 2020 at 08:00 PM.