3-DAY CAMP: Backcountry Skills Camp
January 19-21, 2022 at the Baldy Knoll Yurt
Cost: $1295/plus 7% tax/fees.
Trip includes 3 days backcountry guiding/instruction, two nights slopeside yurt lodging, all meals from lunch on day one through lunch on day 3, rental of avalanche safety equipment, sleeping bag and porter service. Group size is limited to 6 participants
Our Skills Camp is a great complement to the Level 1 Avalanche Course. You’ll take your skill set to the next level. Learn how to use the touring equipment, how to use climbing skins and learn techniques for efficient uphill skinning. Improve your downhill skills and have a bag of tricks in your skill set for when ski conditions aren’t perfect. Learn how to transition efficiently so you are faster on your uphill and that much quicker to get to the powder. Learn what to carry in your a pack on a tour, how to read a topo map, how to plan a tour based on the weather and conditions.
Our Backcountry Skills Camp is a great way to get your mountain education moving in the right direction. The Camp is designed for skiers and riders with solid downhill skills who enjoy powder but have little to no experience touring and using climbing skins in the true backcountry.
The course will focus on the following skill sets:
- Track setting and uphill navigation
- Route finding in avalanche terrain
- Downhill powder techniques
- Snowpack stability assessment
- Tour planning techniques
- Backcountry Rescue
- What to carry in your pack for touring
- Efficient transitions
Participants must be in good physical and cardiovascular condition, have solid downhill ability, and be able to hike and ski four to five miles in a day. No backcountry experience or avalanche education is necessary.
Learn how to use climbing skins, gain tips for efficient uphill travel techniques, and improve your technique descending powder and variable terrain. Participants will also learn how to make a tour plan, and how to use an avalanche transceiver and other rescue item. However, this camp is not a replacement for a traditional avalanche course but makes a great companion to add to your mountain skill set.
Cost: $1295/person plus 7% tax/fees
“Thanks for the great trip and excellent guides, yurt and food. I really enjoyed the atmosphere and was impressed by your knowledgeable guides that shared a great deal of information regarding aspects, avalanche conditions/snow science and route finding. I look forward to another trip with you folks next year!”