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Backcountry Skiing & Downhill Skiing & Snowboarding Course

Randonee/Telemark/Split-Board UPHILL Training/Conditioning Series

Multi-week series: improve your climbing skills with skins and get a short workout in as well.

**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.**

This year we've separated out the Uphill from the Downhill sessions. If you're looking to improve you riding/sliding skills, see the Downhill Skills course.

Mult-week Uphill Travel Lessons

For six weeks we will focus on improving your climbing, route selection, and conditioning.  This class is for folks who can already slide/ride down the hill safely. The focus is on better climbing skills and managing your skins.

  • Days/Times:  Wednesday evenings  in Jan and Feb from 5:30-6:30 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 Summit
  • Price: $132

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

If you're also interested in improving your riding/sliding skills, see the Downhill Skills course. If you want to attend both sessions - you must signup and pay for both sessions.


  • Register with and pay The Summit
  • Register here with The Mountaineers 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 or Telemark or Split-snowboards with correctly sized climbing skins.   Wax-less skis with patterned bottoms are not sufficient.

When skiing/riding down the hill,  retention devices are required.

An All-Area UpHill pass will be required again this season.   Last year it was a nominal $5.00 fee for processing.  But the Summit is switching their ticketing system and the details have not been finalized as to how you can obtain an UpHill pass.   Stay tuned!

Course Materials

There are no materials for this course.