This will be an easy to moderate day with a focus on helping new users in the backcountry exercise and develop their avalanche safety skills. Darren Mazzei will be assisting me. The location will be determined prior to the trip based on conditions and weather. No car pooling due to COVID restrictions. We will meet at the trail head.
Your leader should contact you via e-mail 2 days prior to the trip to discuss location/timing/preparation. If you are unable to make this trip, please withdraw yourself via the calendar and let your trip leader know.
We ask that you please pre-fill and print out the waiver in advance. Do NOT sign - that needs to be done in person. We suggest bringing your own pen. If printing is an issue, please let you leader know in advance.
Course work: AST 1 completed
Ski/Board competency: You comfortably navigate BLACK DIAMOND terrain at resorts
Fitness: It’s COVID – moderate fitness is fine
See gear below
Required Items to Bring:
CLOTHING: - No cotton!
Long underwear tops and bottoms - wool or
synthetic (If you sweat profusely, bring an
Ski pants – softshell or light hardshell
Thin windbreaker/softshell - for walking
Warmer softshell jacket – hooded is
Shell jacket – to keep the wet or wind out,
Gore-tex or similar
Down or synthetic insulated jacket – for
breaks and emergency use
Lightweight gloves – for walking
Warm gloves – 2 pairs
Mittens or an overmitt are recommended
2 sets of Hand and foot warmers
Lightweight toque for walking up
Balaclava or neck tube
AT touring skis or telemark skis or
splitboard (No snowboard/snowshoe combinations,
Touring specific boots
Adjustable length ski poles
Digital 3-Antenna avalanche transceiver
(marking function recommended)
Water bottle and/or thermos
Small personal first aid/repair kit: band
aids, blister kit, headache pills, hand and toe
warmers, extra batteries for transceiver and
headlamp, duct tape, pocket knife, special
binding and boot parts.
Toilet kit: toilet paper, baggie for used
paper, hand sanitizer
Health insurance and mountain rescue
COVID-19 - Face Mask and hand
35-45 L capacity backpack (All your gear
and clothing must fit inside your pack -
Nothing should be strapped to the outside)
Recommended Items to Bring:
- Ski helmet (required for trips in April or
- Balloon pack.
How to Get There:
Waiver: Everyone attending this event will be required to sign the
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 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 08:00 PM.