Ski & Snowboard Mountaineering - Foothills - 2021

Backcountry Skiing Course

Ski and Snowboard Mountaineering Course

Ski and Snowboard Mountaineering - Foothills Winter of 2020-2021

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Ski & Snowboard Mountaineering Course (SSM) 2021

This course is designed for those skiers and boarders who are proficient on Alpine, Telemark, Randonee or Snowboard equipment, who are in good physical condition, and who want to improve their knowledge, skill and safety when entering the realm of the winter alpine. Completion of this course prepares you to safely ski and snowboard in most backcountry destinations and when coupled with our Glacier Travel Course gets you ready to, as an example, climb and snowboard off Mt. Baker.

         The course consists of seven evening classroom sessions via Zoom and three field days.  Backcountry Equipment, Emergency Bivy and Equipment Repair ,Winter Mountain Weather,  Avalanche-Oriented Navigation, Winter Health and Safety,  Emergency Evacuation and Winter Camping. There is a one day Basic Maneuvers FT to get used to that new equipment  and a weekend Overnight FT, location TBD, which includes building snow shelters and emphasis on safe route finding and touring. (schedule below). Register for only ONE of the basic maneuvers filed trips and ONE of the overnight field trips.       

       To Participate in this course you must :

  1. Have taken a Basic Navigation course or attend an evening lecture (date TBD) on basic navigation and complete an equivalency test prior to the Nav lecture
  2. Have taken or  be enrolled in an AIARE Level One avalanche course. Students must complete AIARE level-one to participate in the Overnight  FT in March.

 

      To graduate from this course you must :

  1. Attend all lectures
  2. Complete  a Glacier Travel ,Crevasse Rescue Course or have had that training through basic climbing
  3. Complete a Wilderness First Aid Course
  4. Complete three M-level tours, one of which is an overnight (not the overnight ft)   

              Required Equipment :

              Required equipment includes metal edged skis and climbing skins or snowboard with workable uphill climbing system (skins, approach skis or snowshoes), shovel, avalanche probe and 457 kHz avalanche transceiver.

                  Fees/Contact: 

 The course fee for members is $375...  $560 for non-members.  Enrollment is limited to 30 students. For more information email Kit Eiber at ssm@foothillswinter.org.

 

                                     SSM  schedule  2021

  • Feb 22 - Intro/Backcountry Equipment    7 to 9pm 
  • Mar 1 Emergency Bivy and Repairs     7 to 9pm
  • Mar 3 - Winter Weather / Digital Trip Planning 7 to 9pm 
  • Mar 10 -Winter Health and Safety 7 to 9pm 
  • Mar 13 - Basic Maneuvers FT   8:00am to 4:00 pm
  • Mar 15 – Avalanche-Oriented Navigation Lecture 7 to 9pm
  • Mar 17 - Emergency Evacuation 7 to 9pm                      
  • Mar 24 - Snow Camping lecture  7 to 9pm 
  • Mar 27-28  - Overnight  FT Snow Camping / Touring  8AM Sat to 4PM Sun 

              

Course Requirements
Course Activity Date Availability Leader
Emergency Bivy and Repairs
Online Classroom
Mon, Mar 1, 2021
Registration closed Feb 21
9 participants
7 instructors
Winter Weather / Digital Trip Planning
Online Classroom
Wed, Mar 3, 2021
Registration closed Feb 21
9 participants
7 instructors
Winter Health and Safety
Online Classroom
Wed, Mar 10, 2021
Registration closed Feb 21
9 participants
7 instructors
Basic Manuevers
Roaring Ridge (Snoqualmie)
Sat, Mar 13, 2021
Registration closed Feb 21
2 participants
0 instructors
Gold Creek Basin (winter)
Sat, Mar 13, 2021
Registration closed Feb 21
10 participants
1 instructor
Kendall: Knobs, Lakes & Loops
Sat, Mar 13, 2021
Registration closed Feb 21
1 participant
0 instructors
Avalanche-Oriented Navigation Lecture
Online Classroom
Mon, Mar 15, 2021
Registration closed Feb 21
9 participants
8 instructors
Emergency Evacuation
Online Classroom
Wed, Mar 17, 2021
Registration closed Feb 21
9 participants
8 instructors
Snow Camping lecture
Online Classroom
Wed, Mar 24, 2021
Registration closed Feb 21
9 participants
8 instructors
Overnight Field Trip
Artist Point
Sat, Mar 27, 2021 -
Sun, Mar 28, 2021
Registration closed Feb 21
1 participant on waitlist
1 instructor
Austin Pass (winter)
Sat, Mar 27, 2021 -
Sun, Mar 28, 2021
Registration closed Feb 21
8 participants
1 instructor
Bagley & Chain Lakes
Sat, Mar 27, 2021 -
Sun, Mar 28, 2021
Registration closed Feb 21
6 participants
1 instructor
Roster
Course Materials

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