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.
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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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 email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
*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, March 11, 2022 at 11:00 AM.