DEPRECATED Introduction to Backcountry Uphill Travel


DEPRECATED Introduction to Backcountry Uphill Travel - Meany Lodge

Take the tow at Meany then head for the hills!

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  • Sun, Feb 11, 2018
  • Meany Lodge
  • Backcountry Skiing
  • Adults
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)

Take the morning cat to Meany Lodge from Crystal Springs Sno-Park. Course begins at Meany Lodge rope-tow at 1:30 pm. 

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.


Meany Lodge

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Bring your own Alpine Touring gear and skins, boots and poles! Helmets also recommended. 

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