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Backcountry Clinics

Winter Backcountry Clinics

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Backcountry Winter Clinics
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For the 2021/2022 season we will be running free 1-2 hour 101 clinics both virtual as well as in-person at partnering shops. This is the perfect place to start to help to start build a foundation for your backcountry travel, or a great refresher for the seasoned travler. With clinics like our Ski/Splitboard 101, Hut Tripping 101, Avy 101, and Trip Planning 101 we have something for everybody! And the best thing, they are all FREE! Also, attend one of our clinics and receive $75 off an Intro to Ski/Splitboard On-snow Course!

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Ski and Splitboard 101 Clinics
Free Backcountry Clinics in Colorado

Our Backcountry Ski/Splitboarding 101 Clinics will introduce skiers and riders to backcountry equipment and available resources. We will define what the backcountry is and take a look at the specialized equipment that is necessary to use while traveling in the snowy mountains.

Dates & Location
  • Wednesday, December 1st, 2021 – In Store Clinic – Location TBD
  • Wednesday, March 2nd, 2022 – In Store Clinic – Location TBD
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Avalanche 101 Clinics
Free Avalanche Safety Clinic

In this 1.5 hour clinic you will learn about the resources used to make smart decisions in the backcountry. We will talk about the gear, using the forecast, and avenues for backcountry education. We will also end the clinic with an update of the current state of the snowpack.

Dates & Location
  • Wednesday, December 15th, 2021 – In Store Clinic – Location TBD
  • Wednesday, January 12th, 2022 – In Store Clinic – Location TBD
  • Wednesday, February 16th, 2022 – In Store Clinic – Location TBD
  • Wednesday, March 9th, 2022 – In Store Clinic – Bentgate Mountaineering
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Winter Hut Tripping 101 Clinic
Free Backcountry Hut Clinic

Join us on a Hut Trip 101 Clinic to learn the basics about using a backcountry hut in the winter. From tour planning to food and gear planning we will be covering a wide array of topics that involve your hut adventures.

Dates & Location
  • Wednesday, January 19th, 2022– In Store Clinic – Bentgate Mountaineering
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Backcountry Terrain Management
Backcountry Education Clinic presented by Ortovox

Part of the ORTOVOX Avalanche Nights Series, this clinic is focused on terrain and travel risk management for backcountry riding. We will be using the ORTOVOX Safety Academy Mountain (SAM) 3D model. Combined with a short PP presentation. We will use the model to learn and practice how to recognize and avoid avalanche terrain and conditions.

Dates & Location
  • Wednesday, January 5th, 2022 – Virtual Clinic – Location TBD
  • Wednesday, February 2nd, 2022 – Virtual Clinic – Bentgate Mountaineering
  • Wednesday, March 23rd, 2022 – In Store Clinic –¬† Location TBD
Other Winter Activities & Courses
Backcountry Skiing and Splitboarding
Ski & Splitboard
Intro to Backcountry
AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Education Course
Avalanche Safety Course
AIARE Level 1
AIARE Avalanche Companion Rescue
Avalanche Rescue Course
AIARE Rescue
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Book online or call today to reserve your spot

Our backcountry clinics have limited capacity and tend to book up. Advanced reservations are strongly recommended.

204 Ryan Gulch Rd Silverthorne, CO 80498

(970) 893-8007


    204 Ryan Gulch Rd Silverthorne, CO 80498


    (970) 893-8007