BITS 2022-23 Info Session #2 - Tuesday, Nov 29, 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: Online Meeting 
Date(s) & Time:   Tuesday, Nov 29, 2022 07:00 PM  
Registration Cut Off:   Tuesday, Nov 29, 2022 05:07 PM  
Event Duration: 2.5 Hrs 
Difficulty Rating:   D1 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Kate Snedeker
Tyler Hallman

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members & Guests, All Ages Welcome  
Attendee Screening:   Registration is First-Come/First-Serve
Maximum Group Size: 60
Minimum Group Size: 0
Maximum No. Guests Per Member: 0
Number Registered So Far:   24 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No


BITS Info Session (Backcountry-Intro-To-Skiing) - Session 2

Excited about BITS?  Maybe you've never heard of it...  In the intro session we will cover the basics of the BITS program: what to expect on ACC ski tours, gear, fitness, downhill ability, trip Planning/navigation, practical avalanche knowledge.  

BITS is a peer led mentoring program consisting of an introductory classroom session followed by a series of ski day trips focused on those new to the backcountry & designed to help you progress as a backcountry skier.  Upon completion of the program participants should feel capable of attending a variety of easy and moderate ski trips with the ACC Calgary Section.   The trips will be held in Dec, Jan and Feb.

Note that participants need to be comfortable skiing blue runs at the resort in all conditions and must be members of the Calgary section.

If you are interested in participating in the BITS program this year, please attend one of the info sessions.  You do not need to attend both information sessions.  Similarly if you are new to backcountry skiing, or new to skiing with the club, but do not plan on enrolling in BITS, please feel free to attend.

*You need to register for the BITS program (registration info & dates to come soon) and the information session separately.

Program Dates/Events

  1. Intro Session (you only need to attend one of the intro sessions) - open to everyone
    1. Session 1 - Nov 9 2022 at 7:00 pm (virtual via Microsoft Meetings)
    2. Session 2 - Nov 29, 2022 at 9:00 pm (in person or virtual via Microsoft Meetings

If you have any questions please contact Kate at




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You're invited to join a Microsoft Teams meeting

Title: BITS Info Session #2
Time: Sunday, November 29, 2022 7:00:00 p.m. MDT

You're invited to join a Microsoft Teams meeting

Title: BITS Intro Session #2
Time: Tuesday, November 29, 2022 7:00:00 p.m. MST

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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
If you have any feedback, positive or negative, concerning this trip or any other, we want to hear from you!
Click here to be directed to our "Contact Us" page and contact the appropriate Chair person or the Section Chair. This is also a simple way to make your section executive aware of any praises, suggestions or problems you may have with any area of the Calgary Section of the ACC.
Thank you for your response.

Registration for this event closed on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 at 05:07 PM.