Backcountry skiing - Leader's Choice - Saturday, Mar 12, 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:   Saturday, Mar 12, 2022 06:30 AM  
Registration Cut Off:   Friday, Mar 11, 2022 11:00 AM  
Event Duration: Full day 
Difficulty Rating:   D3 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Andrea Battistel
Peter Alvarado Henostroza

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members Only  
Attendee Screening:   Attendees are Pre-Screened
Maximum Group Size: 4
Maximum No. Guests: 0
Minimum Group Size: 2
Maximum No. Guests Per Member: 0
Number Registered So Far:   4 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No


Meet in NW Calgary at 6:30 to sign waivers. We'll pick a destination closer to Saturday based on snow conditions and weather. We may go out to the Lake Louise or 93N areas.

You should be capable of skiing black diamond terrain comfortably, and doing 1200m to 1500m vertical days at a moderate pace.  If we haven’t skied together recently, please send an email detailing your downhill ability, fitness level, avalanche safety training, and backcountry skiing experience to and You won't be added to the trip without sending this.

Required Items to Bring:

Mandatory: Avalanche Transceiver (digital 2+ antennae), avalanche 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.

Depending on the destination ski crampons and ice axe may be required.

Recommended Items to Bring:

Avaluator, Sunglasses/ski goggles, sunscreen, camera, communication devices (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:  

To be confirmed


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 Friday, March 11, 2022 at 11:00 AM.