New Snowshoeing Trip Leader Seminar


New Snowshoeing Trip Leader Seminar - Mountaineers Seattle Program Center

Information session for people interested in becoming a trip leader in the Seattle Snowshoe program.

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 activity.
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Seattle Program Center room Cascade A, 7:00pm - 8:30pm.

Update: Because of all the virus precautions going on right now, this seminar has been cancelled.  The next offering of the seminar will be on November 11 and is  open for registration now.

For a summary of the Seattle branch's snowshoe trip leadership requirements see BECOMING A SNOWSHOE TRIP LEADER.


90 minute information session and hands-on group discussion about how to become a trip leader for the Seattle Snowshoe program.  There are a few different steps to become a snowshoe leader so it’s helpful to join this seminar so you can plan ahead if you are interested in leading in the 2020-2021 season.

The evening includes a 30-minute presentation about the prerequisites and process for becoming a trip leader, followed by small group discussion during which potential leaders talk through various trip scenarios and how to handle them.  Experienced trip leaders will be on head to share their experiences, participate in the discussions, and answer any questions.

Winter trips are what the Seattle Snowshoe program is all about!  The breadth of trips we offer is perhaps unique among the Mountaineers, ranging from easy trips with no prerequisites, to advanced trips deep into the winter backcountry, to overnight winter camping trips.  These trips require leaders with personal experience in the winter backcountry, group leadership skills, and the knowledge and judgement to travel safely in the winter landscape.



Mountaineers Seattle Program Center

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

No equipment is required for the seminar.

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