Ski Training Course

This is an intro­duc­to­ry course with no spe­cif­ic back­coun­try ski­ing expe­ri­ence required. A Lev­el 1 avalanche course and inter­me­di­ate ski skills are rec­om­mend­ed. It is open for tele­mark and alpine tour­ing skiers, as well as snowboarders. 
This course involves the following:

  • Ski­ing with a day pack
  • Ski­ing inter­me­di­ate lev­el ter­rain with some slopes to the black dia­mond level
  • Long days in the snow and in poten­tial­ly adverse weather
  • Skiers should be in excel­lent phys­i­cal con­di­tion and com­pe­tent on var­ied terrain

Course Cur­ricu­lum:

  • Selec­tion of prop­er equipment
  • Care and use of climb­ing skins
  • Trans­ceiv­er check
  • Skin­ning and uphill trav­el technique
  • Ter­rain selec­tion, man­age­ment, and trav­el tech­niques (up/​down)
  • Group deci­sion making
  • Trip plan­ning and prep
  • Self-res­cue/­com­pan­ion rescue
  • Sim­ple snow pack tests

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