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Backcountry Skiing Fundamentals Course

A comprehensive introduction to backcountry skiing

This 2‑day course is designed to pro­vide com­pre­hen­sive instruc­tion to back­coun­try ski­ing with our school. Whether you’re look­ing to exit out of the gates at the local resort or just seek­ing to expand your avail­able ski oppor­tu­ni­ties, this course is an ide­al place to start. We will com­bine fun­da­men­tal skills instruc­tion with great mod­er­ate pow­der ski­ing at areas around Stevens Pass, Blewett Pass, Mt Bak­er, and Sno­qualmie Pass, hope­ful­ly cre­at­ing an expe­ri­ence that has you yearn­ing for more. 

Top­ics will include, devel­op­ing a tour plan, select­ing appro­pri­ate ter­rain for uphill and down­hill trav­el, and apply­ing appro­pri­ate trav­el tech­niques while search­ing out untouched pow­der stash­es. This course allows time to get in-depth, cov­er­ing the basics as well as some more com­plex sub­jects like man­ag­ing com­plex ter­rain, iden­ti­fy­ing deci­sion points,” pow­der ski­ing tech­nique, and res­cue sce­nar­ios. Par­tic­i­pants will be giv­en an active role, to have a chance to test their judg­ment while under the instructor’s guid­ance. And of course, plen­ty of turns will be had by all! 


  • Back­coun­try Ski­ing Fundamentals

    $335 – 2 Days

  • Back­coun­try Ski­ing Fun­da­men­tals w/​Exten­sion

    $490 – 3 Days


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  • Back­coun­try Ski­ing Fundamentals


    2 Days

    Book Course
  • Back­coun­try Ski­ing Fun­da­men­tals w/​Exten­sion


    3 Days

    Book Course


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