SKI COURSE

Intro to backcountry skiing

2 DAY SNOQUALMIE PASS

$ 600
  • 4:1 Guide Ratio
  • December-April - Flexible Dates

2 DAY MT. BAKER BACKCOUNTRY

$ 600
  • 4:1 Guide Ratio
  • December-April - Flexible Dates

OVERVIEW

Ditch the lift lines and lets get you into the backcountry. This is an introductory course to get you dialed in with all your new touring equipment. This is a beginner course designed for folks who want to progress from resort skiing to backcountry skiing. This course will be tailored towards each individual’s wants and needs. 

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

This is for people who have been skiing in the resort but are brand new to the backcountry. If you are new to the backcountry and plan to take an AIARE level 1 course, this is the perfect course to prepare you.

You need a general level of fitness to travel uphill with skis. However since this is an introductory course, basic fitness is the only requirement. 

You should be able to comfortably ski black diamonds at the resort before venturing into the backcountry. 

You will learn how to use your backcountry equipment, skinning and uphill technique, what to carry in your pack on a backcountry day, avalanche awareness, avalanche rescue equipment its function and how to use it, how to navigate, where to explore on your own.

This will prepare you for skiing in the backcountry. This is also a great thing to do prior to taking an avalanche level 1 course.

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