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 introductory 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.
Prerequisite skiing or snowboarding skills are needed for this course:
Skiers need to have solid intermediate skills, be able to link parallel turns on intermediate slopes and be comfortable skiing on ungroomed intermediate terrain. Snowboarders need to have solid intermediate skills, be able to link toe-side and heel-side turns on intermediate slopes and be comfortable snowboarding on ungroomed intermediate 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/
These workshops will be offered over 4 days: 1 evening lecture, 1 half-days on snow and 2 full-day on snow.
The first 2 on snow days 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.
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 email@example.com or call 801 532 4731 ext 209