Ski Mountaineering Techniques-$199

1-day course designed to prepare backcountry skiers and splitboarders for more committing and longer tours into the high mountains.  We instruct on skills and techniques to move safer and more efficiently through high alpine mountains including glaciated terrain.

 

Skills and techniques covered:

 

Ski mountaineering/glacier harness and kit

Advanced uphill techniques

Ski crampon use

Ski anchors

Roped ski lowers and rappelling

Moving through mixed terrain-roped belays

Technical ski descent strategies

 

Prerequisites: 

 

Advanced skiing or splitboarding skills.  Previous backcountry skiing with climbing skins.  Excellent physical condition.

Gear included:  Ice axe, harness, crampons, and helmet-if needed.  Ski crampons are binding specific and would have to be purchased ahead of course.