BITS 2023 - 2024: Saturday Beginner A -- Trip 1 - Friday, Jan 06, 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: Skiing 
Event Location: TBD 
Date(s) & Time:   Friday, Jan 06, 2023 07:00 AM (Carpool Departure: 07:00 AM @ TBD - time and location of carpool will be decided closer to the date)  
Registration Cut Off:   Friday, Jan 06, 2023 04:00 PM  
Event Duration: One Day 
Difficulty Rating:   D3 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Kate Snedeker
Ivars Finvers

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members Only  
Attendee Screening:   Attendees are Pre-Screened
Maximum Group Size: 8
Maximum No. Guests: 0
Minimum Group Size: 0
Maximum No. Guests Per Member: 0
Number Registered So Far:   0 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No


-- This trip is for registered & paid BITS Participants ONLY --

BITS Program - 2023-2024- Saturday  - Beginner A - Trip 1

This will be the first BITS trip of the year, and is for participants placed in Saturday Beginner A
This will be a moderate day with a focus on backcountry and avalanche safety skills. The location will be determined prior to the trip based on conditions and weather.

Please ensure that you re-read the information provided in the BITS program sign up with regards to gear, homework and trip planning.
Your leader should contact you via e-mail 5-7 days prior to the trip to discuss location/timing/preparation. If you are unable to make this trip, please withdraw yourself via the calendar and let your trip leader know.
We ask that you ensure that you have signed the online this waiver - this would have been done with renewals or new memberships since late May 2023.  If you renewed your membership prior to May, please contact membership at ACC national to get a link to transfer to the their new membership platform. The waiver will be signed as part of this transfer process.

Please also pay attention to the Code of Conduct - all BITS leaders and participants will be expected to abide by the Code of Conduct.
If you have any questions, please contact the BITS coordinator:

Required Items to Bring:
AT Skis or Splitboard, Skins, Poles, Avy Gear (3 Antennae beacon, shovel, probe), warm layers, mittens/gloves, toque, food, water, ski straps, other gear as per the gear list in the presentation. Face mask & hand sanitizer

Recommended Items to Bring:
Helmet, sunscreen, lip protection, neck gaiter

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


Trips will be either in the national parks or in Kananaskis Country.  Participants are responsible for having the appropriate passes for their vehicle.

The Calgary Section COVID-19 policy is outlined here. If you have any questions, please contact the BITS coordinator ( prior to your trip.

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 Friday, January 06, 2023 at 04:00 PM.