BITS 2021-22: Make Up & Shake Out the Ski Legs Day - Saturday, Dec 04, 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: Lake Louise - Skoki/Fish Creek Parking Lot 
Date(s) & Time:   Saturday, Dec 04, 2021 07:00 AM  
Registration Cut Off:   Friday, Dec 03, 2021 04:00 PM  
Event Duration: All Day 
Difficulty Rating:   D1 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Kate Snedeker
Nathalie Drotar

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members Only  
Attendee Screening:   Attendees are Pre-Screened
Maximum Group Size: 8
Number Registered So Far:   9 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No


This is intended to be aa make up session for BITS 2021-22 registrants who are unable to make the first (or subsequent) BITS session.  Priority will be given first to BITS participants who cannot make one or more sessions, then to BITS participants and finally to other section members.

It will be open to all ski levels, so the pace will be set to the least experienced participant & is likely to be relaxed to moderate.  The focus will be on reviewing AST/companion rescue skills, getting gear sorted and understanding the snowpack/conditions at present.   It's also a chance to meet the BITS coordinator and ask any questions you might have.

Location will be determined by Friday, based on weather and avy conditions.  Options include Burstall Pass, Crowfoot Pass, Bow Summit and Lake Louise area backcountry.  Participants are encouraged to do some prep before the trip - avy report, weather and research on the area.

There will not be an official carpool, but if participants need to/wish to carpool, we can make arrangements.  We will meet at a place with cell reception (i.e. Stoney Nakoda Casino or Lake Louise) if the final meeting spot does not have reception.  Exact meeting time will be based on location, but be prepared for an early start so we can make the most of the daylight.

Required Items to Bring:

Any questions you might have about avy skills, gear or other backcountry ski skills

Skis, poles, skins

Three antennae avy beacon


avy shovel

something for notes (small notebook or cell phone) if you like to take notes


Food & drink

Layers, extra mitts/gloves



Recommended Items to Bring:

Small personal blister kit

Repair kit

Sunscreen, lip balm with SPF

How to Get There:
Event Directions:  

Meet at 8:15 at the lot



Participants must be fully vaccinated for COVID to participate in this trip.

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 Friday, December 03, 2021 at 04:00 PM.