Backcountry Ski/Snowboard Mini-series - Olympia - 2018

Skiing/Snowboarding Course

Backcountry Ski/Snowboard Mini-series

Backcountry Ski/Snowboard Mini-series

Backcountry Ski/Snowboard Mini-series offers 3 different backcountry skiing opportunities at Mt. Rainier National Park.  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. 

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 1/12/17.

Course Requirements
Course Activity Date Availability Leader
Trip 3
Pinnacle Peak & The Castle (winter)
Sun, Mar 25, 2018
Registration closed Jan 25
1 participant
0 instructors
Trip 2
Cowlitz Gap & Rocks (winter)
Sat, Apr 14, 2018
Registration closes Mar 22
1 participant
0 instructors
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.

Course Materials

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