Scheduled Course - Haute Route 2-Day Training Clinic

Haute Route 2-Day Training Course

Spend two days in the ideal terrain of the Wasatch, honing the essential skills and techniques for navigating the fabled Haute Route, or any other glaciated ski tour.


The Haute Route is the classic alpine multi-day, hut-to-hut, ski mountaineering objective between Chamonix, France and Zermatt, Switzerland. It should be on the "bucket list" for every adventure skier! UMA guides know the Haute Route, Ortler Traverse, Bernese Oberland, etc. Your guide can prepare you for safe and successful travel in technical and glaciated terrain.

Skills and Training include:

  • Efficient use of climbing skins
  • Steep snow climbing in ski boots
  • Use of boot crampons, ice axe and ski crampons
  • Rappelling and lowering
  • Glacier route-finding and navigation
  • Roped-up glacier travel on skis
  • Building solid snow and rock anchors
  • Crevasse rescue for ski mountaineering
  • Ascending a rope to escape a crevasse
  • Stamina training for multi-day tours
  • Efficient techniques for passing through busy bottlenecks
  • Learn what to expect and how to enjoy staying in busy huts
  • Common training venues include Alta Periphery, Mt. Superior, White Pine and the Lone Peak Wilderness.

How to Register:

Utah Steep Skiing and Ski Mountaineering Camp

Haute Route 2-Day Training

Photo by Paul Oelerich

Utah Steep Skiing and Ski Mountaineering Camp

Haute Route 2-Day Training

Photo by Paul Oelerich

Course Details

2022 Dates

Jan 14-15, 2022
Fri 8am-4pm, Sat 8am-4pm


2 days (8am-4pm)


Salt Lake City, Utah
Big & Little Cottonwood Canyons


$449 per person plus tax.
UMA reserves the right to cancel or shorten the clinic if fewer than 3 participants register.


Ability to ski variable, un-groomed snow required. Ski touring experience recommended.

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P.O. Box 521809

Salt Lake City, Utah 84152-1809

Phone: (801) 550 3986

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