Backcountry Touring Field Trip

Field trip: Backcountry Touring

Backcountry Touring Field Trip - Snoqualmie Summit Ski Areas

Field trip #1 for hands-on learning and skills practice and evaluation.

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  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 2.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 400 ft

Meet at the parking lot for Summit West at 7:30am.



Snoqualmie Summit Ski Areas

  • Green Trails Snoqualmie Pass No. 207

    Green Trails Snoqualmie Pass Gateway No. 207S

    USGS Snoqualmie Pass
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Skis for touring
  • Appropriate boots
  • Appropriate bindings
  • Climbing skins
  • Poles (adjustable length)
  • Ski crampons (required)
  • Boot crampons (optional)
  • Avalanche safety tools (beacon, probe, shovel)
  • Repair kit
  • First aid kit
  • Emergency kit
  • Clothing
  • Ski helmet
  • Pack to carry your equipment that also can carry your skis (it is useful if your pack also has touring-specific features such as compartments for avalanche safety tools and goggles as well as a way to attach or stow your helmet)
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