Backcountry Snow School

Backcountry Snow School

Colorado backcountry can be a great place to enjoy solitude and fresh lines, but a basic skill set is important to have before heading out on your own. Let us teach you the basics so that you can start to earn your turns. Both Ski and Splitboard options available. AIARE certified guide on all courses.

2018 Course List

Snowboard

Prerequisite

Must be competent rider on black diamond terrain

Course Description

Gain familiarity with basic splitboarding techniques and efficient backcountry travel.

Dates

February 3-4

Time

8:30 am – 4 pm

Cost

$295/person

Equipment included: splitboard, bindings, skins, poles. Additional equipment available for rent.

Ski

Prerequisite

Must be competent skier on black diamond terrain

Course Description

A basic introduction to backcountry travel on your skis.

Dates

January 20-21

Time

8:30 am – 4 pm

Cost

$295/person

Equipment available for rent

Avalanche Rescue

Prerequisite

None

Course Description

New participants will learn the basics of companion rescue, while return participants will expand their skill set with advanced topics and realistic scenario practice to help improve their skills after the course. Each participant will have the opportunity to receive professional coaching on their rescue skills and will receive a rescue card.

Dates

January 6, February 3

Time

9am-4pm

Cost

$125/person

Backcountry travel gear not provided but available for rent

All trips are offered in collaboration with Buena Vista Mountain Adventures, a premier outfitter based in Buena Vista, CO.