BACKCOUNTRY SKIING   COURSES

Avalanche Safety and Ski Touring Instruction in Utah's Wasatch Range

Backcountry Skiing 101

6-8 Hours

1/3, 1/11, 1/26 or 2/22

From:

$175

Backcountry Skiing 202

9+ Hours

1/5, 1/25, 2/1, or 2/23

From:

$200

Ski Mountaineering Course

3 Days    4/10-4/12

From:

$1000

Avalanche I Skills Refresher

9+ Hours

12/7, 12/14, 12/27, 1/4 or 1/12

From:

$150

 

Backcountry Skiing 101

In this single field day basic backcountry skiing instructional clinic we teach you the basics to get you started moving about the mountains. This all while getting some backcountry turns in of course!

Topics Include:

-How to use skins and alpine touring equipment/split-board to go up and down the mountain efficiently

-Introduction to avalanche safety equipment

-How to interpret an avalanche forecast

-How to recognize avalanche terrain

-Planning a basic trip

-Choosing appropriate equipment

Prerequisite:

Advanced ski or snowboarding ability

Moderate to good fitness

Available: 1/3/20, 1/11/20, 1/26/20, 2/22/20

Trip Duration: 6-8hrs

Minimum Group Size: 1

Student/Instructor Ratio: 5:1

Rates:

$175pp

 

Backcountry Skiing 202

In this single day advanced backcountry skiing course we take on the refined techniques that make ski touring enjoyable, efficient and safe on bigger and more complex objectives. This is a limited ratio course (3:1) to help facilitate travel and maintain a realistic nature of the touring party size.

Topics Include:

-Skinning in advanced terrain

-Efficient track setting

-Backcountry preparedness

-Evolving your avalanche forecast based on observed conditions

-Planning challenging yet realistic objectives based on conditions

-Improvised rescue and evacuation

Prerequisites:

Advanced ski or snowboarding ability

Ability to skin a minimum of 3000' at a moderate pace

Avalanche I certification

Available: 1/5/20, 1/25/20, 2/01/20, 2/23/20

Trip Duration: 9+hrs

Minimum Group Size: 1

Student/Instructor Ratio: 3:1

Rates:

$200pp

 

 

Ski Mountaineering Course

Advanced skiers need a specific skillset to keep them safe and moving in steep and technical terrain and this backcountry skiing based course focuses on just that. This course operates from an overnight  basecamp in the Wasatch alpine and is truly a fun time!

 

Topics Include:
-Ascending in complex terrain

-Use of rope for belay and rappel in the alpine setting

-Crampon and ice axe use and self arrest

-Downhill movement and management skills in steep terrain

-Introduction to glacier travel and crevasse rescue

-Winter camping

-Gear considerations

-Planning appropriate objectives

 

Prerequisites:

High Advanced to Expert ski or snowboarding ability

Ability to skin a minimum of 3000'/day at a moderate pace

Avalanche I certification minimum

Available: 4/10/20-4/12/20

Trip Duration: 3 days

Minimum Group Size: 1

Student/Instructor Ratio: 2:1

Rates:

 $1000pp

  

 

Avalanche L1 Skills Refresher

An early season must do! Polish up on essential skills to help keep you and your partners safe while traveling in avalanche terrain. This one-day field and touring-based course focuses on strategies to help prime your brain for the coming season. We will review and apply skills students learned or missed in their Level 1 course and put the wheels in motion while on a ski tour.

All Backcountry Pros instructors work as professional ski guides and consequently we focus heavily on 'real world application.'

 

Topics Include:

-Companion rescue review

-Early season stability forecasting

-Snow pit review and application

-Selecting appropriate terrain for the conditions

-Review of avalanche terrain

-Review of safe travel techniques

-Group management

Prerequisites:

Advanced ski or snowboarding ability

Ability to skin a minimum of 1500' at a moderate pace

Avalanche I certification

Available: 12/07/19, 12/14/19, 12/27/19, 01/04/20, 1/12/20

Trip Duration: 9+hrs

Minimum Group Size: 1

Student/Instructor Ration: 6:1

Rates:

$150pp

This course is also available on a private basis at Private Day Guiding rates.

 
 
 

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