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Ski Touring Essentials

level Adult
style Winter
challenge Strenouos
age 12 and up

ABOUT SKI TOURING ESSENTIALS

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Our Ski Touring Essentials course covers the skills required to venture into the backcountry. This unique course offers insights into proper use of randonee telemark skis or split boards in the back country.

An overview of items that are covered in this course:

 

Proper skinning techniques

Route finding for the way up

Strategies for finding the best snow on the way down

Avalanche and safety skills

and other tricks by the guide

 

This course is designed for participants who are intermediate to experienced skiers. No previous knowledge in Avalanche awareness is necessary. Gear rentals are available on request.

 

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check Learn the fundamentals skills involved in back country ski touring
checkBecome familiar with appropriate gear to use
checkHands on clinic taught in the snow
locations

Donner Summit


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What to expect

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A day of learning in the snow

Uphill and downhill skiing

Feel comfortable with backcountry skiing etiquette

Have a greater understanding of how to use your backcountry equipment

A great time with like minded people

 

We provide

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Group first aid kit

Backcountry guiding

You bring

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Comfortable and weather appropriate clothing

Lunch and/or snack, 1-2 liters of water

A day pack and sun protection

All ski gear (randonee, telemark or splitboard), skins, beacon, probe and shovel

 

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