Instruction in skinning, downhill technique on skis and snowboards and safe route-finding. Designed for participants with little or no experience in the backcountry.
Instructors will initially focus on equipment and procedures for travel in avalanche terrain. Techniques for maximizing efficiency on skins and trail setting will be reviewed. Special attention will be given to kick turning skills.
Guides will address route selection as the party ascends to appropriate runs. Guides will coach participants in transitions to downhill mode and proper procedures for descent in avalanche-prone terrain. Techniques for skiing and boarding in untracked snow will be demonstrated.
Each participant will be given individual tips on how to improve downhill skills. Time will be allowed for lunch, snacks, water breaks and enjoyment of the winter Wasatch environment. Typically, the party will ski multiple runs on one or more slopes.
Instructor will suggest good tours for students to do on their own, and offer insights into a progression of tours and ski mountaineering ascents to enable goals to be achieved.
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Backcountry Touring Clinic
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Typically, the party will ski multiple runs on one or more slopes. Instructor will suggest good tours for students to do on their own, and offer insights into a progression of tours and ski mountaineering ascents to enable goals to be achieved.
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Full Day, 8am - 4pm
Salt Lake City, Utah
$219 per person plus tax
UMA reserves the right to cancel or shorten the clinic if fewer than 2 participants register.
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