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Intro to Backcountry Skiing 2 · Sat. Feb. 22nd - Sun. Feb. 23rd

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Organized by: Michael Cancilla.

Start: Saturday, Feb. 22nd
End: Sunday, Feb. 23rd

Description:

I was thinking this trip could be a supplementary trip to Jessica Brown's first intro to backcountry trip planned for January 19. 

Please read the description of Jessica's trip below. All of the same pre-reqs apply, but on our trip we'll try to build on the skills of the first trip and possibly bite off something a little more adventurous. AST1 or equivalent will be required for our trip. 

We'll limit the trip size based on the number of experienced helpers. Not more than 1:3 experienced vs non-experienced seems about right. If conditions are miserable for camping, we will switch this to a one day trip. If conditions are unsafe, we will cancel this trip. 

Want to go skiing for cheap, explore snowy mountains, avoid large crowds and get some exercise while you're at it? Then you might want to check out the backcountry!

The goal of this trip is to help people who know how to ski transfer their skills to the backcountry. You will learn about backcountry travel, avalanche awareness and winter camping, but this is definitely not an avalanche course and I am not a certified guide. 

We will skin up to a fun location (TBD), set up camp, hopefully do some skiing above camp, sleep and then repeat in reverse order on Sunday. 

Pre-reqs:

  • ability to ski blue runs, ideally with tree-skiing experience
  • ability to carry overnight gear for one night (backpacking experience)
  • The snowboarding equivalent is also fine, just be prepared to faff with your splitboard (practice your transistions).
  • If you're not sure if you meet the pre-reqs and really want to come feel free to send me an email.

Have backcountry experience and want to help out? Please sign up as a helper!

Posted: 2019-12-19 10:05:52
Last modified: 2020-01-23 21:25:01