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Backcountry Skiing and Splitboarding in Colorado

Backcountry Clinics

Winter Backcountry Clinics in Colorado

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Avy Savvy Clinic Series

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For the 2022/2023 season we’ve teamed up with some of the top brands in the industry like Weston, Ortovox, Karakoram, Scarpa, ATK and DPS  to bring you the Avy Savvy Winter Clinic series. 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 and 1.5-2 hours in length!

Attend one of our clinics and receive $75 off an Intro to Ski/Splitboard On-snow Course! Clinics take place weekly December through February at a variety of hosting partners spanning from Summit County,  to Grand county to the front range. Hosting Partners include  Cripple Creek Backcountry, Bentgate, evo, Icebox Mtn Sports, Hideaway Park Brewery, Powder 7,  and more…..

Check out our current clinic dates and registration links below and don’t hesitate to call us at 970-893-8007 with questions!

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Avy Savvy Clinic Series
Free Avalanche Safety & Backcountry Education Clinics

Colorado Adventure Guides is excited to announce a full season of backcountry safety and education programming for the 2022/23 season through our new Avy Savvy Clinic Series.  The new series consist of five different clinics that focus on how to successfully prepare for the backcountry, stay safe while you there and get you home at the end of the day. All clinics are presented by members of our staff and the series is sponsored by our valued partners at Weston, Ortovox, ATK, Karakorum, Scarpa and DPS.

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Avy Savvy BC 101
Backcountry Ski & 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
  • November 10th, 2022 -6PM – In Store Clinic – Cripple Creek Backcountry, Denver, CO
  • December 8th, 2022 -6PM – In Store Clinic – Icebox Mtn Sports, Fraser, CO
  • January 18th, 2023 -6PM – In Store Clinic – evo, Denver, CO
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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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Avy Savvy Avy 101
Avy Savvy Hut 101
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.

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Trip Planning & Terrain Management Clinic
Backcountry Education Clinic

As an ORTOVOX Safety Academy Partner we are pleased to introduce our new  “Risk Management in Avalanche Terrain and Tour Planning” Clinic, an in-person, interactive snow-safety course.

We will be using the (SAM3D) model, a hands-on, interactive learning tool to graphically demonstrate risk management and tour planning. The SAM3D helps to clearly illustrate and better explain avalanche risk factors and their complex causality to beginners and advanced ski tourers alike. This clever mountain model fills the gap between theory and reality in the mountains and simulates the complexity of risk management and tour planning. The SAM3D educational tool can be used to playfully learn the basics of tour planning, focusing on risk identification and avalanche assessment. Groups of participants can practice a variety of scenarios. Information from an avalanche bulletin can be weighed against factors such as slope steepness, slope aspect, and relevant danger areas plotted by participants on the 3D mountain model.

Dates & Location
  • Wednesday, November 9th, 2022 – 6PM – In Store Clinic –  Bentgate Mountaineering – Golden, CO – Register Here
  • December 16th, 2022 – 6PM – Hideaway Park Brewery – Winter Park, CO
  • Wednesday, December 29th, 2022 – 6PM – In Store Clinic –  Neptune Mountaineering – Boulder, CO – Register Here
  • January 24th, 2023 – 6PM – Bentgate Mountaineering – Golden, CO
  • February, 8th 2023 – Powder 7 – 7PM – Golden, CO
  • February, 28th 2023 – 6PM – Bentgate Mountaineering – Golden, CO
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Avy Savvy Trip Planning Clinic
Backcountry Clinics
5th Annual Beacon Bash
Winter Park Resort on December 10th, 2022.
This annual event is the premier avalanche education and backcountry community gathering in Colorado! Join us to brush up on avalanche rescue skills, practice beacon training, find new backcountry partners, demo new gear, and raise funds for great non-profit organizations like the Friends of the Colorado Avalanche Information Center, Friends of Berthoud Pass, Grand County Search and Rescue, Colorado Rapid Avalanche Deployment, and more! Colorado Adventure Guides and others will  be presenting clinics  throughout the day covering a variety of topics.
Presented by Weston & Winter Park Resort
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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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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