October 13-15

Calgary, AB

BACKCOUNTRY ReFRESHER

Saturday, OCTOber 15, 1pm-4pm

ACMG Ski Guide and all-round amazing guy and skier Marty Schaffer is back with more snow safety knowledge to pass on to you. Armed with avalanche professionals and experienced backcountry skiers, you don't want to miss this.  Bring a donation for Avalanche Canada.

 

PREGAME SKi-SON - GET READY FOR THE SNOW

1pm

How to get the most out of the Avalanche Canada bulletin.

Avalanche Canada's Grant Helgeson shows you where to find and how he interprets mountain weather, so you can plan your day out in the backcountry to its fullest potential.

 

If you're gonna carry it, its got to be worth it.

Find out what ACMG and CAPOW guide Marty Schaffer carries in his pack and what he says everyone should have; First aid supplies, emergency toboggans, multi tools and preparedness for an overnight stay.

 

Sledding for shredding

Tim Grey is gonna learn you how to set up your sled for a day of backcountry shredding.

The Pro's-cess of decision making

2pm

Follow d'em rules

CAPOW guide Silas Patterson shows the steps it takes to make decisions in the backcountry. He follows the Rules, a systematic approach, the format he uses from the start of the day to when he drops in.

 

Freshfield close call

The firsthand account of a close call from Chris Rubens and Eric Hjorliefson while they filmed at the Freshfields Icefields.

WOrst CASE Scenario

3pm

Back up plan

When your digital transceiver gets confused with a multi burial, CAPOW's Marty and Silas show you the plan. Listen & Learn

 

Tools of the trade

Local BCA specialist Dustin Clark lays out the proper set up and storage of backcountry safety gear.  Probe length, avalanche airbags, everything you need to know.

IT ALL Happens at the SANDMAN

SANDMAN HOTEL DOWNTOWN CALGARY - GREAT ROOM

888 7 Avenue SW

 

Admittance with a donation to the Avalanche Canada

(Recommended minimum $5)

Meet the best

 

Marty Schaffer

 

Silas Patterson