Backcountry Ski Leadership/Skills Refresher Course - Saturday, Feb 17, 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 - Guide's Choice 
Event Starts:   Saturday, Feb 17, 2024 08:00 AM (Carpool Departure: 07:00 AM @ TBD - time and location of carpool will be decided closer to the date)  
Event Ends:   Monday, Feb 19, 2024 04:00 PM  
Registration Cut Off:   Thursday, Jan 04, 2024 04:00 PM  
Difficulty Rating:   D3 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Kate Snedeker

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members 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


This will be a two (Feb 17-18) or three (Feb 17-19) day course.  When signing up, please indicate in the comments whether you'd prefer a 2 or 3 day course.

The days will be a refresher of backcountry ski, leadership & safety skills, though not intended to cover technical rope work.  Crevasse rescue can be covered if it is of interest for course participants.  The course is aimed at those with at least some experience in the backcountry, but participants do not need to be current section leaders.

Cost will be $125 per day ($250 for 2 days, $375 for three days) based on a minimum of 5 people.  With fewer than 5 people, the cost will be higher based on splitting the cost between the participants.

The course will be based out of K-Country and Banff/Yoho NPs, with choice of location TBD/guide's choice.  Participants are responsible for transport & any accommodation.

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!

If participants have to withdrawal after payment, they are responsible for finding a replacement acceptable to the coordinators.  A wait list will be maintained if there are more people interested than spots available.

If the course has to be cancelled due to insufficient interest, any payments will be refunded.

*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
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Registration for this event closed on Thursday, January 04, 2024 at 04:00 PM.