Backcountry Snowshoe Field Trip Backup

Field trip: Intermediate Snowshoeing

Backcountry Snowshoe Field Trip Backup - Skyline Lake

A pre-planned backup field trip date in the event the original field trip is canceled due to weather.

  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 4.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,200 ft


All students who enroll in the course must also enroll in this backup field trip, reserving the date in the event that the original field trip must be canceled due to weather conditions. This ensures that all students will be available for the makeup field trip.

The backup field will only be run if the original field trip date is canceled due to weather concerns.

It is not an alternate field trip option nor a make up for someone who missed the field trip for personal reasons.

Skills Covered

  • Avalanche terrain travel rituals
  • Walking in balance
  • Ice Axe Skills
    • Self-belay
    • Self-arrest
  • Emergency bivouac
  • Snow pack evaluation

Skyline Ridge & Tye Peak

  • Green Trails Benchmark Mtn No. 144

    Green Trails Stevens Pass No. 176

    Green Trails Alpine Lakes West (Stevens Pass) No. 176S
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • Snowshoes with side rails
  • Ice Axe
  • Helmet


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