Introduction to Backcountry Skiing / Snowboarding

This two-day course is designed to introduce snowboarders, alpine and telemark skiers to skills needed for the backcountry.


Over the weekend we work on a variety of backcountry techniques for ascending and descending slopes including the use of climbing skins, kick turning, snowshoeing, and traversing. We also introduce avalanche awareness, terrain evaluation, and snow camping skills. There is plenty of time reap the rewards of our uphill climbs by making fresh tracks on the descent. Helpful techniques will be introduced for negotiating the variable snow conditions and terrain encountered in the backcountry. Throughout the weekend our guides share their wealth of knowledge gleaned from many years of enjoying the backcountry on skis and snowboards.

Level and Duration

Beginner – Intermediate / 2 Days


$220 per person based on a group of two or more
Private Guiding also available


January 21-22, 2017
February 4-5, 2017
February 7-8, 2017
February 14-15. 2017
February 18-19, 2017
March 4-5, 2017
March 18-19, 2017
April 8-9, 2017
April 22-23, 2017
And on a Private Basis