Backcountry Ski Leadership Course - Current Leaders - Friday, Dec 29, 2023

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 - Guide's Choice 
Event Starts:   Friday, Dec 29, 2023 08:00 AM (Carpool Departure: 07:00 AM @ TBD - time and location of carpool will be decided closer to the date)  
Event Ends:   Saturday, Dec 30, 2023 04:00 PM  
Registration Cut Off:   Friday, Dec 01, 2023 04:00 PM  
Difficulty Rating:   D3 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Kate Snedeker
Dan Doll

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members & Guests, 19 and Older Only  
Attendee Screening:   Attendees are Pre-Screened
Maximum Group Size: 6
Minimum Group Size: 4
Number Registered So Far:   0 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No


NOTE:  The only guests permitted will be members of other ACC sections who are trip leaders for Calgary or their home section(s).  If you are not an ACC Calgary member & cannot sign up here, please contact the course coordinator at

This will be a two-day course led by Teresa Yau (ASG, AAG) for people who are current section/BITS ski leaders and who are looking to improve their backcountry ski, avalanche & leadership skills in relation to leading trips - and especially BITS trips.  The focus will be on skills & learning - not peak bagging or objectives.

Locations for the two days will be in Kananaskis Country or Banff/Kootenay/Yoho NP depending on conditions and guide's preference.

The cost will be $250 based on 5-6 participants.  The cost includes two guided days (6:1 ratio) - accommodations & transport NOT included.  If there are 4 participants, the cost will be roughly $300.

Required Items to Bring:

Backcountry ski gear (ski or split)

Avalanche safety gear

Snow study kit (optional)

Notebook/phone for taking notes

How to Get There:
Carpool Departure Time:   07:00 AM
Carpool Location:   TBD - time and location of carpool will be decided closer to the date

Payment Options:
  • Member $250.00 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 Friday, December 01, 2023 at 04:00 PM.