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Backcountry Skiing Fundamentals Course

This course is an ideal foundation for those wishing to explore the backcountry. Get comfortable with your set-up and how to ski with a day pack. You’ll learn how to select, care for, and use the prop­er equipment, including climb­ing skins and trans­ceiv­er. Gain knowledge of skinning and uphill travel techniques, as well as ter­rain selec­tion, man­age­ment, and trav­el tech­niques (up/​down). Practice simple snow pack tests. Learn about trip planning and prep, group deci­sion making, and self-res­cue/­com­pan­ion rescue.