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!
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.
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.
Avy 101 & State of the Snowpack Clinics
ORTOVOX Avalanche Safety Sessions
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.
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.
Our backcountry clinics have limited capacity and tend to book up. Advanced reservations are strongly recommended.