Intro to Backcountry
This is an excellent place to start if you are just getting into backcountry skiing. This is a 1.5 day class that teaches participants basic avalanche awareness, companion rescue, and provides an introduction to the concepts and equipment used in backcountry skiing and recreating.
- Basic avalanche awareness and safety
- Intro to proper equipment (selection and use)
- Trip planning & safe travel
- Companion rescue techniques and practice
- Field session tour - practice concepts learned
Required Equipment: Students must have their own backcountry and avalanche equipment including beacon, probe, and shovel*. Skis, snowshoes, snowboards, or nordic equipment are acceptable.
February 24 & 25, 2017 - Sold Out! You can sign in for wait list on registration page. Do not pay unless we contact you.
Cost: $175 Click here for Registration
(If you are wanting to improve on your backcountry skiing skills, we recommend you consider our backcountry riding skills class. Registering for both and get a discount!)
*Equipment rental is available from Alaska Backcountry Rentals www.alaskabcrentals.com