Lift Assisted Backcountry Skiing  "J"- Weekend - Meany Lodge - 2017

Backcountry Skiing Course

Lift Assisted Backcountry Skiing- Weekend

Take the tow at Meany then head for the virgin snow!

COVID-19: Learn about our most up-to-date guidance for participants and leaders on our COVID-19 Response page. All participants and leaders must agree to the COVID-19 Code of Conduct before participating in this Mountaineers course.

This experience is for those looking to improve their backcountry skiing skills.  Instructor will tailor the class to meet the needs and desires of students, but most time is typically spend coaching on techniques for skiing snow conditions and terrain found in the backcountry, and the slopes at Meany are ideal for this.  Instructor has considerable experience in the backcountry on Alpine Touring gear and can also offer tips on skinning technique, gear and route selection.  Students should have Alpine Touring (AT) gear, and be at least strong intermediate skiers with some experience skiing in broken or new snow.  (Includes copy of the book Backcountry Skiing: Skills for Ski Touring and Ski Mountaineering, by Volken, Schell and Wheeler, published by The Mountaineers. Sign-up for lodge fees  Click on registration.  sno-park permits are also required at Crystal Springs sno-park.

Course Requirements

This course has no scheduled activities.

Required Equipment

Bring your own downhill or AT  skis, boots and poles! Helmets also recommended.

Skins  are not necessary but can be used after class to reach untouched snow!  Please take your instructor with you also!

Course Materials

There are no materials for this course.