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Backcountry Winter Clinics in Colorado

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.

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Avalanche Safety 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.

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Avy 101 & State of the Snowpack Clinics

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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  – 6PM –  In Store Clinic – Bentgate Mountaineering, Golden, CO
  • Tuesday, February 8th, 20226PM – In Pad Clinic – The PAD – Silverthorne, CO
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Tour Planning and Terrain Management
Backcountry Education Clinic

Terrain management is a tool we can use to reduce our risk.  In this beginner level snow talk, we cover the basics of how a backcountry traveler should arrive at choosing appropriate terrain for a backcountry ski or snowboard tour.  We’ll look at weather history and forecast, snowpack conditions and avalanche hazard forecast, the details of our group and human factors, and discuss how these ingredients help us make our daily terrain choices.  Attendees will be introduced to the resources used by professionals and experienced recreational skiers, key observations, and considerations needed to make an effective tour plan.

Dates & Location
  • Tuesday, April 5th, 2022 – 6PM – In PAD Clinic –  The Pad – Silverthorne, CO
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Meadow Mountain Meetups
Presented by CAG, Weston, and Friends of CAIC
Join Colorado Adventure Guides, Weston, and the Friends of the Colorado Avalanche Information Center for a monthly trailhead awareness day and community meet-up! Meet new touring partners, practice beacon skills in the beacon park, check out new gear, learn about the CAIC, and connect with professional guides and the Weston Crew!
Dates & Location
  • Jan 21st @ Meadow Mountain Minturn, CO
  • Feb 18th @ Meadow Mountain Minturn, CO
  • Mar 18th @ Meadow Mountain Minturn, CO
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
Book a Backcountry Clinic Today!
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

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