Brighton Snowsports School is offering a new * Alpine Touring Workshop designed to educate skiers and snowboarders, who are interested in venturing out into the backcountry. If you have ever wanted to get into winter backcountry touring or are just getting into it, this workshop is for you!
This workshop will cover many elements associated with backcountry ski touring and splitboarding, such as: preparing for a winter day in the backcountry, using ski/snowboard touring equipment and skins, safely dealing with group dynamics, planning and setting skin tracks, understanding and using avalanche safety equipment, practicing beacon drills, increasing skiing/riding skills in variable off-piste conditions and understanding basic *avalanche hazards. Skier and Snowboarders at a minimum should have solid intermediate skills and be comfortable skiing/snowboarding on ungroomed intermediate (blue) terrain.
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*Even though some avalanche awareness topics will be discussed, THIS IS NOT AN AVALANCHE SPECIFIC COURSE. Before entering the backcountry, skiers and snowboarders should take specific avalanche courses. For more info check http://www.brightonresort.com/mountain/ski-patrol/
This workshop will be held over 4 days: 1 evening lecture, 2 half-days on snow and 1 full-day on snow.
The 2 half-days on snow will be at the Brighton Resort and the class will be skiing in and out-of-bounds. Full day lift passes will be included on these 2 days.
Dates: Thur. Jan. 12th 6-9pm, Sat. Jan. 14th 9am-noon, Sat. Jan. 21st 9am-noon & Sat. Jan 28th 9am-4pm.
Participants will need to have the following items during this course: -Ski touring equipment (Alpine touring binding OR splitboard)
-Poles (collapsible poles for splitboarders)
Participants should have intermediate sliding skills and be comfortable on blue/black resort slopes and have some experience skiing/snowboarding on ungroomed blue (intermediate) terrain. Since up-hill travel/hiking at an elevation of over 9,000 ft. will be part of this program, the participant’s fitness level should be comfortable with hiking mountain trails in the summer.
Space is limited. For more info please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 801 532 4731 ext 209