Backcountry Ski / Snowboard

Backcountry Ski / Snowboard

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.

2021 Course List

Intro to Backcountry – Weston Sponsored

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Private Instruction

Available Any Day Dec 1 – April 30

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Prerequisite

Must be competent skier or rider on blue terrain. Minimum age 14 years old

Course Description

Learn what it takes to begin venturing into the backcountry.  Learn the basics about avalanche hazards, weather observations, and trip planning.  Overview of all equipment, including beacon, shovel and probe.  Then head out to the trail for a basic tour through the woods.  This is a great prep course for AIARE Level 1.

Time

8:30 am – 4 pm

Cost

$155/person

Equipment 

ALL equipment included EXCEPT boots and personal clothing.  Lunch NOT included

Skis and Splitboards from Weston Backcountry.  Limited models and sizes so please reserve early. All gear compatible with downhill boots.

Course taught by Weston sponsored Guide

2021 Group Courses

January 10, January 23, February 6, March 6

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Touring in Avalanche Terrain

2021 Group Courses

January 24, February 7, March 7

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Private Instruction

Available Any Day Dec 1 – April 30

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Prerequisite

Must be competent skier or rider on black diamond terrain.  Participation in Intro course is preferred. Minimum age 14 years old.

Course Description

Spend a day on the mountain learning to travel safely and efficiently through the backcountry.  This includes uphill travel techniques like the kick turn, and how to quickly change over from climb to shred mode.  We will also learn how to analyze a snowpit with three simple tests.  Finally, we plan to have fun and make some great turns!

Time

8:30 am – 4 pm

Cost

$155/person

Equipment

ALL equipment included EXCEPT boots and personal clothing.  Lunch NOT included. All gear compatible with downhill boots.

Splitboard Techniques

2021 Group Courses

February 27

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Private Instruction

Available Any Day Dec 1- April 30

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Prerequisite

Must be a competent rider on black diamond terrain. Minimum age 14 years old

Course Description

Learn to shred lines in the backcountry with fellow sideways riders.  We will talk about board specific challenges and how to adapt.  Also learn some tricks for keeping up with your two planked friends.

Time

8:30am-4pm

Cost

$155/day

Equipment

ALL equipment included EXCEPT boots and personal clothing.  Lunch NOT included

Splitboards from Weston Backcountry.  Limited models and sizes so please reserve early. All gear compatible with downhill boots.

Course taught by Weston sponsored Guide

Splitboard Rentals

24 Hour Rentals

Cost for board package

$50/day

Equipment Included: Splitboard, Bindings, Skins, and Poles – Weston boards NOW available!

Cost for rescue package

$35/day

Equipment Included: Transceiver, Shovel, Probe

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