Backcountry Touring Field Trip 1

Field trip: Backcountry Touring Course

Backcountry Touring Field Trip 1 - Snoqualmie Summit Ski Areas

Field trip #1 - Basic backcountry travel skills Students will demonstrate that they have all necessary gear and means to carry it Practice : 1. Touring movement skills 1. Keep your skins cold and moisture free before you tour 2. Drag ski, don’t pick it up 3. Use risers when needed 4. Loosen bootstraps when going up hill 5. With loose snow, stomp\compact snow when laying skin track\steep track 6. If you’ll need crampons, put them on before you need them 2. Kick turns 1. Kick heel 2. Shove downhill ski tail under the uphill ski to bring the center of gravity closer to you 3. Transitions 1. If the skins are icing up, scrape them across the ski edge 2. Stuff skins in jacket to help prevent icing 3. Show two different standing transitions

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  • Moderate
  • Elevation Gain: 800 ft

Alpental - main parking lot - ready by 8:30 AM.



Snoqualmie Summit Ski Areas

  • Green Trails Snoqualmie Pass No. 207

    Green Trails Snoqualmie Pass Gateway No. 207S

    USGS Snoqualmie Pass
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