Backcountry Education

Backcountry Education

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.

2020 Course List

We are stoked to be partnering with Weston Snowboards for the 2019/20 season.  This means Weston Brand boards on all courses!  And we are offering these awesome joint clinics this Winter season.

WESTON BACKCOUNTRY EDUCATION

Intro to Backcountry

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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

Course Description

Learn what it takes to begin venturing into the backcountry.  Start off with an introduction to gear and weather observations.  Then head out to the trail for a basic out and back tour through the woods.

Time

8:30 am – 4 pm

Cost

$175/person

Equipment 

ALL equipment included.  Lunch NOT included

2020 Group Courses

February 15, March 14, March 28

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Backcountry Essentials

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2020 Group Courses

March 29

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Private Instruction

Available Any Day Dec 1 – April 30

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Prerequisite

Must be competent rider on black diamond terrain

Course Description

Gain familiarity with basic splitboarding techniques and efficient backcountry travel.  Special focus on quick change overs so that you can keep up with your two planked friends.

Time

8:30 am – 4 pm

Cost

$175/person

Equipment

ALL equipment included.  Lunch NOT included

Avalanche Rescue

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Private Instruction

Available Any Day Dec 1 – April 30

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Prerequisite

None

Course Description

Learn the basics of companion rescue with realistic scenario practice to help improve your skills.  We will cover both single and multiple victim burials, quick probing techniques, and effective shoveling.

Time

8:30am-4pm

Cost

$175/person

Equipment 

ALL equipment included.  Lunch NOT included

2020 Group Courses

February 16, March 15

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Group Tour

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2020 Group Courses

April 4

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Prerequisite

Intro to Backcountry, Essentials Course, and Avalanche Rescue.  Or equivalent experience.

Course Description

Time to go and smash pow with a small group in the backcountry!  Emphasis on group management and dynamics, and also making turns.

Time

8:30am-4pm

Cost

$175/day

Equipment

ALL equipment included.  Lunch NOT included

Fat Bike Ride

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2020 Group Courses

February 22

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Prerequisite

Participant should be somewhat physically fit

Course Description

Learn what this fun new Winter activity is all about

Time

8:30 am – 4 pm

Cost

$145/person

Equipment 

ALL equipment included.  Lunch included

Intro to Ice Climbing

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2020 Group Courses

February 8

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Prerequisite

None

Course Description

Learn the basics of safety and technique for climbing on ice formations

Time

8:30am-4pm

Cost

$175/day

Equipment 

ALL equipment included.  Lunch NOT included

Splitboard Rentals

24 Hour Rentals

Cost for board package

$50/day

Equipment Included: Splitboard, Bindings, Skins, and Poles

Cost for rescue package

$35/day

Equipment Included: Transceiver, Shovel, Probe

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