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Intro to Ski Mountaineering - Whistler, BC, Canada
A great 2-day introduction to ski mountaineering covering the basics: hazard assessment, route finding, glacier travel, equipment selection and use, snow and ice anchors, ascending and descending techniques, plus lots of powder turns in new terrain. Participants must have some backcountry ski touring experience, be comfortable and confident in advanced terrain [black diamond runs] in a variety of snow conditions, and be physically fit. No mountaineering experience necessary. Skiers, snowboarders and telemarkers welcome.
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Winter 2013-14 dates would be published in Autumn 2013.
This program is also available on request as a private, private pricing would apply.
$49 backcountry lift pass available
$35 powder touring ski or splitboard rental available
Prices are subject to tax
If booking as a private, private pricing would apply
Avalanche safety equipment - transceiver, shovel, probe.
Participants are to provide their own food and water for the course days.
Recreational Avalanche Course, Beyond the Boundaries Clinic, Daily Backcountry Ski Tour, Basic Climbing Skills