3-DAY CAMP: Backcountry Skills Camp
Learn the skills necessary for backcountry skiing and snowboarding. Our backcountry yurt headquarters makes our skills camp a unique and fun backcountry adventure! Camp is limited to six clients with two guides ensuring plenty of individualized attention.
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 three days and two nights based out of one of our remote yurts includes all meals, porters to carry in food so your pack stays light, and rental of avalanche safety equipment and sleeping bag and pad. The course will focus on the following skill sets:
- Track setting and uphill navigation
- Routefinding 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.
“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”
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.
January 22-24, 2020. Only 4 Spaces available as of 8/15
Rate: Book before November 1 and lock in last year’s rate of $995 per person plus 7% tax and fees