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:
- A commitment to lead a group on 3 ski tours over the course of the winter
- Preferably attend the intro session and this social
- A commitment to teach your group the agreed upon stuff - we want all participants to more or less learn the same things
- Currently lead ski tours with the ACC
- Have AST 2
- Past participant in BITS program, or
- Desire to lead BITS trips in the future
- 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. firstname.lastname@example.org We will work with you to get you involved.
THIS EVENT IS NOT FOR BITS PARTICIPANTS. PLEASE SEE THE BITS PROGRAM POSTING TO SIGN UP FOR AS A PARTICIPANT. PROGRAM FOR PARTICIPANTS TO SIGN UP FOR.