BITS Info Session - Sunday, Dec 05, 2021

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.

COVID 19 Info: Please protect yourself and others. On single day trips please practice social distancing. Masks are recommended when within 2m of non-cohort participants. On multiday trips you are considered to be in a cohort with the other participants and specific safety measures are the discretion of the trip coordinator. If you have any questions please contact your trip coordinator.

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The Basics:
Event Type: Skiing 
Event Location: 1616 9 Street NW, Calgary, AB or Virtual by Request 
Date(s) & Time:   Sunday, Dec 05, 2021 09:30 AM  
Registration Cut Off:   Saturday, Dec 04, 2021 04:39 PM  
Event Duration: 3 Hours 
Difficulty Rating:   D1 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   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: 25
Minimum Group Size: 0
Number Registered So Far:   28 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No

Itinerary:

Info for Participants - Google Drive: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1w__8OyjF5Az0hwlKA4taDcw2Bp12MjcK?usp=sharing


BITS Info Session (Backcountry-Intro-To-Skiing or Split-boarding) - Session 3 

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.  This info session is in person.  If you have not already attended a session you should.  Please advise the trip coordinator if you wish to attend virtually, arrangements can be made.  You only need to attend one information session. 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 here, 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 2, 2021 (virtual via ZOOM)
    2. Session 2 - Oct 28, 2021 (virtual via ZOOM)
    3. Session 3 (for anyone who didn't attend session 1 or 2) - Dec 4 at 9:30 am at 1616 9 St NW, Calgary (my house) or virtually by request

 2. BITS ski dates are:  Dec 18, Jan 15, Feb 12, and if one of these days gets cancelled Feb 26.

Process of Registering for BITS

  1. Sign up for an Info Session
  2. Sign up for the program: BITS Program Registration
  3. Complete application: 2021-22 Application Form
  4. Make Payment.  Email receipt to Kate.

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

Required Items to Bring:

Enthusiasm


Recommended Items to Bring:

Questions about gear, avalanches, BITS program...


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. 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).
The Calgary Section of the Alpine Club of Canada is a not for profit / flow through course and trip provider. We organize courses and trips based on member demand and divide any costs that we incur between event attendees. In other words, 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 Saturday, December 04, 2021 at 04:39 PM.