BITS Info Session #1 - Thursday, Nov 05, 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: Skiing 
Event Location: Zoom Meeting 
Date(s) & Time:   Thursday, Nov 05, 2020 06:30 PM  
Registration Cut Off:   Thursday, Nov 05, 2020 06:00 PM  
Event Duration: 2.5 Hours 
Difficulty Rating:   D1 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Kate Snedeker
 

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members & Guests, All Ages Welcome  
Attendee Screening:   Registration is First-Come/First-Serve
Maximum Group Size: 40
Maximum No. Guests: 40
Minimum Group Size: 0
Maximum No. Guests Per Member: 0
Number Registered So Far:   33 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No

Itinerary:

BITS Info Session (Backcountry-Intro-To-Skiing) - Session1

Excited about BITS?  Maybe you've never heard of it...  In the intro session we will cover the basics of the BITS program: what to expect on ACC ski tours, Gear, Fitness, Downhill Ability, Trip Planning/Navigation, Practical Avalanche Knowledge.  BITS is a peer led mentoring program consisting of an introductory classroom session followed by a series of beginner focused ski tours designed to help you progress as a backcountry skier.  Upon completion of the program participants should feel capable of attending a variety of easy and moderate ski trips with the ACC Calgary Section.   

If you plan to attend any of the Backcountry Intro to Skiing (BITS) Events this year, please attend one of the info sessions.  You do not need to attend both information sessions.  Similarly if you are new to backcountry skiing, or new to skiing with the club, but do not plan on enrolling in BITS, please feel free to attend.

*You need to register for the BITS program, LINK and this event, the information session, separately.

Program Dates/Events

  1. Intro Session (you only need to attend one of the intro sessions) - open to everyone
    1. Session 1 - Nov 5, 2020 at 7:00 pm (virtual via ZOOM)
    2. Session 2 - Nov 8, 2020 at 9:00 am (virtual via ZOOM)
    3. Session 3 (possibility based on late demand) - Dec 3 at 7:00 pm (virtual via ZOOM)

 

Process of Registering for BITS

  1. Sign up for the BITS program
  2. Sign up for info Session 1 or 2 (unless they've past)
  3. Complete application
  4. Make Payment

If you have any questions please contact Kate at kgsneds@mac.com.

 

 

 

Required Items to Bring:
Your attention

Recommended Items to Bring:
Questions

Notes:

Waiver:
Everyone attending this event will be required to sign the ACC Waiver at the beginning of the event. Read the waiver carefully to ensure you fully understand it. If possible, please print and fill it out except for the signature fields before arriving at the event.

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


*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
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Registration for this event closed on Thursday, November 05, 2020 at 06:00 PM.