Weston Backcountry Education

Weston Backcountry Education

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Splitboarding 101

Prerequisite

None

Course Description

Entering into the backcountry for the first time can be a daunting  task. The Split 101 course covers the basics – choosing your first splitboard, planning your first backcountry trip and where to get avalanche education. This course is ideal for someone who just purchased a splitboard setup or is looking to get into the scene.

Date/Time

Friday, April 10th: 5-7pm

Cost

FREE

Equipment 

ALL equipment included.

Intro to Splitboarding

Prerequisite

None, Splitboarding 101 is preferred

Course Description

A stepping stone to get off the resort and into the backcountry, this is an introductory course to help clients learn the technical skills necessary to backcountry tour. Topics include-

● Equipment introduction and gear overview
● Intro to trip planning and terrain selection
● Use of beacons, shovels, and probes
● Intro to risk management in the backcountry
● Proper and efficient transitions
● Use of uphill climbing skins
● Track setting and kick turns
● Intro to Avalanche Awareness

Date/Time

Saturday, April 11th: 9am-4pm

Cost

$125 w/coupon from 101 course.  $200 without coupon

Equipment 

ALL equipment included.  Lunch NOT included

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