Introduction to Backcountry Ski/Snowboard Mini-series - Olympia - 2020

Backcountry Skiing Course

Introduction to Backcountry Ski/Snowboard Mini-series

Introduction to Backcountry Ski/Snowboard Mini-series

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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.

*AS A RESULT OF THE SUSPENSION OF ALL COURSES/ACTIVITIES/EVENTS UNTIL 4/24/20, WE WILL BE CANCELING THIS COURSE. CURRENT PARTICIPANTS MAY RECEIVE A FULL REFUND, DONATE THEIR COURSE FEE, OR TAKE THE COURSE NEXT YEAR AT NO EXTRA COST. PLEASE SEE THE COVID-19 RESPONSE PAGE FOR MORE INFORMATION*

 

***Leader permission required. Contact leader prior to signing up!  Priority given to Olympia Branch skiers***

The Introduction to Backcountry Ski/Snowboard Mini-series offers 3 different backcountry skiing opportunities at Mt. Rainier National Park and Crystal Mountain backcountry.  Each outing will gradually increase in difficulty and distance while still being within your ski abilities.

While some backcountry ski experience is required, there will be opportunities for you to find ski lines that are within your ability.  Our goal is for you to improve your backcountry ski abilities by:

Getting more ski turns in the backcountry!

Familiarizing yourself with your own ski equipment out in the field.

Learning and sharing with others to improve your skill set & review equipment.

Improving your physical stamina.

One evening class on January 22nd  includes introductions, book hand out, and reviewing each others ski gear.  Bring 1 ski and boot.  Details to follow.

**The course fee includes the book “Backcountry Skiing by Martin Volken”**

Please commit only if you can attend the dates listed.  In addition, dates and locations are subject to change based on weather and conditions.  Please be prepared to have flexibility with your schedule.

*Preference given to Olympia branch members. Registration opens to all branches January 15, 2020.*

Course Requirements

This course has no scheduled activities.

Additional badges needed to graduate

Completed

Roster
Required Equipment

Backcountry skis and bindings or split snowboard that allow the heel to be unlocked for uphill climbing with skins. No cross-country skis. Avalanche transceiver, shovel and probe.

Course Materials

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