3-DAY CAMP: Backcountry Skills Camp
January 24-26, 2024 at Baldy Knoll Yurt
Cost: $1,624 plus 7% tax and fees
The mountains are the classroom at this camp. We offer the only hut system in the Tetons. As a participant of our Backcountry Skills Camp, you’ll have powder right out the classroom’s front door, literally! Your cozy warm yurt lodging will enhance the immersive educational learning environment.
Simply stated, no other Teton backcountry skills camp can compare to this experience of being in the mountains for three full days, living and breathing the backcountry.
- Three days backcountry guiding/instruction
- Two nights slopeside yurt lodging
- All meals from lunch on day one through lunch on day three
- Rental of avalanche safety equipment, sleeping bag and porter service
- Group size is limited to six participants with two guides insuring personalized instruction
Allow us to help you take your skill set to the next level! Our Backcountry Skills Camp is a great complement to the Level 1 Avalanche Course but is not a replacement for a traditional avalanche course. Learn how to make a tour plan, use touring equipment, climbing skins, avalanche transceivers and other rescue items, and gain tips for efficient uphill travel techniques. Also learn techniques for descending powder, variable snow conditions and variable terrain. Learn how to transition efficiently so you are faster on the uphill and quicker to reach the powder. Learn what to carry in your pack, how to read a Topo map, and how to plan and adjust your tour based on weather and conditions.
This camp is designed for skiers and riders with solid downhill skills who enjoy powder but have little to no experience touring or using climbing skins in the backcountry.
The camp will focus on the following skills:
- Tour planning techniques
- What to carry in your pack for touring
- Track setting and uphill navigation
- Efficient transitions
- Route finding in avalanche terrain
- Snowpack stability assessment
- Downhill powder techniques
- Variable terrain and variable snow tips and tricks
- Backcountry rescue
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.
Cost: $1624. plus 7% tax and fees
“Wanted to thank you guys for everything. The trip was amazing. The food was great. The yurt was perfect and the skiing was awesome. Special mention to Pete and Grayson. They went above and beyond to make sure all our needs were met. It would not have been the same without them. Their knowledge of the terrain and their cooking is top notch! Look forward to next trip.” Tomas, client, winter 2023
“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!”
“I do want to thank you and your team for an awesome trip. It was an incredible experience and beyond my expectations” Will, January 2022