2-day Ski Mountaineering Course with Chris Girard - Saturday, Feb 24, 2024

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: Course 
Event Location: TBD: Icefields parkway 
Event Starts:   Saturday, Feb 24, 2024 07:00 AM  
Event Ends:   Sunday, Feb 25, 2024 07:00 PM  
Registration Cut Off:   Sunday, Dec 31, 2023 05:43 PM  
Difficulty Rating:   D2 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Julie Morter
Elisabeth Dupuis

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


Want to get into ski mountaineering, but not confident on a glacier or handling ropes? This course should help you build the confidence to expand your objectives in the mountains.
The two days are planned with instruction and a chance to practice your skills on an objective.

- First day crevasse rescue training with a ski tour 
- Second day ski mountaineering where you apply the rope skills with raps into couloir on Cirque peak or something glaciated like Observation sub peak north glacier or Hector if in condition

When you register for this course, please send Julie a summary of your relevant experience and training, to make sure you are a good fit. Once you are approved, you can scroll down to the bottom of the event page and pay using the 'Pay Now' paypal button.

This course costs $700/day +GST, for a total cost per person of 252 after GST and paypal fees are accounted for. You must pay to confirm your spot

Required Items to Bring:

All standard touring gear (beacon, probe, shovel, skis, skins, poles, helmet, goggles, gloves/mitts, warm layers for standing around learning)

A specific gear list for the crevasse rescue portion will be shared closer to the course date.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:  



Participants are encouraged to coordinating carpooling amongst themselves.

Payment Options:
  • Member $252.00 CAD
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.

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Registration for this event closed on Sunday, December 31, 2023 at 05:43 PM.