Backcountry skiing - Leader's Choice - Friday, Jan 28, 2022

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: To be confirmed 
Date(s) & Time:   Friday, Jan 28, 2022 06:00 AM  
Registration Cut Off:   Thursday, Jan 27, 2022 04:00 PM  
Event Duration: 1 day 
Difficulty Rating:   D3 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Andrea Battistel
Peter Alvarado Henostroza
Tyler Hallman

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members Only  
Attendee Screening:   Attendees are Pre-Screened
Maximum Group Size: 6
Minimum Group Size: 4
Number Registered So Far:   4 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No


We'll pick a destination closer to Friday when we have a better idea about snow conditions and weather. We may go out to the Lake Louise or 93N areas to a sheltered location to ski or possibly a traverse depending on conditions. Potential destinations are Crystal Ridge, Dolomite Circuit, or Hidden Bowl.

You should be capable of skiing black diamond terrain comfortably, and doing 1000m to 1500m vertical at a moderate pace.  If we haven’t skied together recently, please send a brief email detailing your downhill ability, fitness level, and backcountry skiing experience to and You won't be added to the trip without sending this.

Required Items to Bring:

Mandatory: Transceiver (digital 2+ antennae), snow shovel, probe, backcountry ski gear, and knowledge of how to use them (AST1 minimum, AST 2 preferred), helmet, food and drink, warm clothing, headlamp.

Recommended Items to Bring:

Avaluator, Sunglasses/ski goggles, sunscreen, camera, communication device (radio, PLB, SPOT, InReach, etc.), maps, compass, tarp, first aid kit, repair kit, matches, multi-tool, ski straps, GAIA or other offline topo map gps for your phone, any required personal items.

Potentially ski crampons and ice axe

How to Get There:
Event Directions:  


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, January 27, 2022 at 04:00 PM.