Winter Camping - Tacoma 2018

Snowshoeing Course

Winter Camping Course

Winter Camping - Tacoma

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Desire to extend your winter snowshoeing, skiing and snowboarding activities to multi day adventures.  Join us  with this class on winter camping, 

Learn to have and construct a comfortable campsite in the snow.  This course will cover both winter tent camping and snow structure construction (both emergency and non-emergency shelter.  Snow structure construction includes snow caves, trenches, quinzee and igloo construction. 

Lecture topics will address gear, clothing, food, winter first aid concerns and tips and tricks on how make a winter overnight an enjoyable experience. 

Field trip is a hands-on experience constructing a group campsite, snow shelter of your choice.  Instructors will be on-hand to offer guidance and advice. 

Snowshoe trekkers, snowmobile enthusiasts, snowboarders, skiers and climbers are all welcome.

Take the course as family or combination of all course

  • Register for Basic Snowshoe, Backcountry Snowshoe and Winter Camping and receive 15% off each course rate.  Use promo code CO18TACWINTER 
    • NOTE: Please only use this code when signing up for all three of these courses together. Code is not valid for these courses individually.
  • Register yourself plus a youth in the course: receive 25% off the youth's rate.  Use promo code CO18SNOWFAM1
  • Register another adult, plus another youth in the course: receive 50% off the youth's rate.  Use promo code CO18SNOWFAM2

If you need help using these codes or registering more than one person, contact Member Services at (206) 521-6001 or

SIGN-UP Procedure

Important Note: To fully register and graduate form this course, you need to sign up for these 3 separate components:

  1. Register for this Winter Camping Course and pay the course fee.
  2. Enrollment in the course will automatically enroll you in the class lecture. 
  3. Sign-up for an available Field Trip (Need to attend after the Lecture).  This a  two day field trip at Paradise, Mt. Rainier N.P. 


  • Classroom Lecture
  • Overnight Field trip
  • Completion of a conservation activity


Badges you will earn:

Course Requirements

This course has no scheduled activities.

Required Equipment

See Field Trip notes

Course Materials

There are no materials for this course.