Sequoia Supply Backcountry Beta (Link to Eventbrite - Tickets are FREE) - Wednesday, Jan 10, 2024

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The Basics:
Event Type: Social 
Event Location: 3611 48 Ave SE, Calgary AB T2B 3N8 
Event Starts:   Wednesday, Jan 10, 2024 07:00 PM  
Event Ends:   Wednesday, Jan 10, 2024 09:00 PM  
Registration Cut Off:   Wednesday, Jan 10, 2024 12:00 AM  
Difficulty Rating:   D1 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Jason Shaver

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members & Guests,  
Attendee Screening:   Registration is First-Come/First-Serve
Maximum Group Size: 40
Number Registered So Far:   1 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No


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Come join us in our shop on Wednesday January 10, as we continue to build a backcountry ski community and produce networking opportunities, while aiming to provide valuable insight, provoke thought, and promote discussion.

Come anytime after 6:30pm to socialize and network - the presentation will start at 7:00pm

The Presentation

Greg Potter will lead a guided discussion on human factors as it pertains to managing risk while ski touring.

This presentation will go through application of the Ski-Safe Ski Touring Trip Planning Guide, which was created to provide recreational backcountry skiers with a practical tool to help make better backcountry ski touring decisions and keep us all safer while experiencing the joy and exhilaration of backcountry skiing. Questions and discussion will be encouraged throughout the presentation.

The Presenter

Greg Potter started backcountry skiing the winter of 1978/1979 while working at the Lake Louise ski area and completed the BCIT / National Research Council of Canada “Avalanche Safety for Ski Guiding” training course the following year. In his professional life Greg has been involved extensively in industrial process hazard analysis and risk management, recreationally has participated in numerous avalanche safety seminars and was one of the primary authors of the Bragg Creek Trails operational safety program which was subsequently adopted by a large number of volunteer organizations operating on public land in Alberta. While on the west coast of BC in the late 80’s Greg was involved in the Lion’s Bay Search and Rescue team and was the primary snow safety specialist on the team.

During the winter of 2010/2011, after over 30 years of back-country skiing, and having not personally known anyone who had been killed in an avalanche, three of his friends were killed in three separate avalanches – including one on a trip that he had organized. These three tragic events were the catalyst for examining the factors that had contributed to these accidents and looking at how the risk of these incidents occurring could be reduced in the future. The lessons learned from looking at these three tragic incidents, numerous other non-fatal incidents and many discussions with friends in the ski guiding industry were the catalyst for creation of the Ski-Safe Ski Touring Trip Planning Guide.

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Sequoia Supply (Sequoia Environmental Remediation)

Door to store is on the West side of the building. Presentation will be set up in our shop.


Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
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*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 Wednesday, January 10, 2024 at 12:00 AM.