AMP-1 Understanding Rocky Mountain Snowpack REVISITED - Sunday, Feb 21, 2021

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The Basics:
Event Type: Skiing 
Event Location: TBC 
Date(s) & Time:   Sunday, Feb 21, 2021 07:30 AM  
Registration Cut Off:   Friday, Feb 12, 2021 12:00 AM  
Event Duration: 1.5 days (Saturday evening Zoom Session + Sunday 
Difficulty Rating:   D2 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Clare Ormerod

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members Only  
Attendee Screening:   Attendees are Pre-Screened
Maximum Group Size: 6
Maximum No. Guests: 0
Minimum Group Size: 6
Maximum No. Guests Per Member: 0
Number Registered So Far:   6 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No


This mentorship event is a replacement to the 2 day event based out of Lake Louise Hostel. It is part of the AMP (Alpine Mentorship Program) organized by the ACC Calgary section jointly with ACMG Guide Brent Peters and PeakStratagem. Brent will run the Saturday evening trip planning event on Zoom and Erica Roles will be teaching this event on the Sunday.

In this professionally guided and mentored 1.5 day event we will spend a few hours on the Saturday evening planning the following day.
We will meet at TBC on the Sunday at 0830. From here we will head out to the field for a full day of skiing and mentorship with our guide and mentor.

We will learn to improve our assessment and understanding of our Rocky Mountain continental snow pack from the mentoring of a professional guide. Learn tips and tricks on trip planning, selection of objectives, routes and alternate routes and how to make effective snowpack assessments when planning and when on the uptrack and the downtrack. Ask lots of questions! Improve our ability to safely travel, ski and have fun in the backcountry.

Uptrack pace for this AMP-Level-1 event will be moderate, with frequent stops for snowpack discussions and assessments. Be prepared for up to about 700-1000 vertical meter days and black diamond skiing down (it need not be pretty or fast - fun learning is the objective!).

AST-1 (Avalanche Safety Training Level-1) or higher is a preferred minimum requirement.

Our guide will make the final decisions regarding ski objectives but we will have group planning discussions based on avi conditions, etc, to select our objectives.

The cost is $125. Interested? Email with your experience and she will get straight back to you. Once accepted on the trip you will need to pay using the PayPal button below. Once payment has been received you will be transferred to the confirmed list.

Required Items to Bring:
Beacon, probe, shovel, skis or splitboard, poles, skins and the other usual stuff (sunglasses, goggles, spare warm clothing, etc).
Enough food and liquid for a full day on the Sunday.
Mask and hand sanitiser.


There will be no formal carpool due to COVID. We can make arrangements amongst ourselves as desired.
Payment (via Pay Pal or Credit Card at the "Buy Now" link below):
Do not pay until you have been moved to the attendee list. When you have been moved to the attendee list, please pay ASAP to assure your spot.

Any questions, comments or suggestion? Please do not hesitate to contact Clare at Thank you!

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
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*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.

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Registration for this event closed on Friday, February 12, 2021 at 12:00 AM.