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Backcountry Skiing & Downhill Skiing & Snowboarding Course

Randonee/Telemark/SnowBoarding DOWNHILL Training/Coaching Series

Multi-week Alpine-Touring (Randonnee) /Telemark/Snowboarding skills improvement training and coaching.

**This class is offered by The Summit at Snoqualmie SnowSports School and taught by  instructors from The Summit at Snoqualmie SnowSports School.  Discounted group pricing is available for members of The Mountaineers. Please read the description below for important information about the fees and dates associated with these lessons.**


Registration extended 1 week!   Still room! Discount signup price ended - but still a deal!

We're back for another season - skill improvement in the discipline of your choice.   Sign up for multi-week lessons held on [hopefully] six consecutive Wednesday evenings.  All class sections emphasize skills/drills/maneuvers that can improve your in-area and out-of-area  (back-country) sliding, be it steep, crud or powder. Lessons are taught by the PSIA-affiliated Summit Learning Center instructors at the Summit-at-Snoqualmie.  We offer multiple sections grouped by ability level and discipline and strive to keep class size small.

  • Days/Times:  Wednesday evenings in Jan and Feb from 7:00-9:00 p.m
  • Dates: Jan 10, 17, 24, 31; Feb 7, 14 2024  (plan for 1 extra Wed if we have any closures)
  • Location: Summit-at-Snoqualmie, Summit West on I-90 at Snoqualmie Pass
  • Price: $290.00

Payments are made directly to the Summit at Snoqualmie.  Use this link:  SummitAtSnoqualmie.   Please contact me - - for the password.

NOTE: Price does not include the cost of lift tickets or a season pass. A daily/nightly  lift ticket or season pass is required for each lesson.

If you're interested in improving your uphill climbing/skinning/route selection skills and getting a workout,  see the Uphill Skills course.

To sign-up for the class:

  • Register with and pay The Summit to receive the Mounties discounted price.
  • Register here with  so we can track and contact you

Carpooling info:  we have a FaceBook group set up:  Carpools.   You can also set your carpool preferences in your profile so others in the class can see your status.  See Mounties-Carpools.

Course Requirements

This course has no scheduled activities.

Required Equipment

Alpine-Touring (Randonnee):  regular downhill alpine gear is acceptable and more than OK.   If you have A/T gear, this is an opportunity to try it and get more familiar with it.   Runaway retention devices are required (brakes or leashes).

Telemark:  we require metal edge single-camber free-heel Telemark ski gear, with retention devices.  NTN or 75MM gear is just fine.   NNN BC is not adequate.

Snowboards:  split boards are not required.  No climbing for the downhill sessions.

A Season's Pass or Daily lift ticket is required for each session.   Don't wait until the night of the lesson to get a pass.   Daily tickets are only available online.

Course Materials

There are no materials for this course.