Backcountry skiing - BITS Friendly - Sunday, Jan 30, 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.

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The Basics:
Event Type: Skiing 
Event Location: To be confirmed based on ski location  
Date(s) & Time:   Sunday, Jan 30, 2022 07:00 AM  
Registration Cut Off:   Friday, Jan 28, 2022 11:00 PM  
Event Duration: 1 day 
Difficulty Rating:   D1 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Kate Snedeker
Jason Billings

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members Only  
Attendee Screening:   Attendees are Pre-Screened
Maximum Group Size: 6
Minimum Group Size: 3
Number Registered So Far:   3 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No


This is a BITS friendly trip with priority given to those in the 2021-22 BITS program or graduates of the 2020-21 program.

** Participants must be fully vaccinated **

It will be a moderate day aiming for <= 800m gain and probably no more than 15km distance, depending on location/approach.  With current conditions, the focus is less likely to be on turns and more on getting up & enjoying the mountains.  Possible locations include Purple Mound, Engadine Burn, Sunshine Backcountry.

If I have not skied with you before and you are not registered in BITS, it is strongly suggested that you email me with a brief ski/outdoors resume so I am aware of your experience, avalanche training and ski ability.  Please also ensure that your calendar settings are set so that your info can be seen in the directory.

Required Items to Bring:

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

Recommended Items to Bring:

Avaluator, Sunglasses/ski goggles, sunscreen, 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:  

Time TBA, but anticipate at being at the trailhead by 8:15-8:30


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.

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Registration for this event closed on Friday, January 28, 2022 at 11:00 PM.