Tired of waiting in lines at ski resorts? Craving fresh powder? Want a great workout while making some nice turns on the mountain? Join us for a day of backcountry skiing or snowboarding in Rocky Mountain National Park. Participants will need to have either a backcountry ski touring setup or a split snowboard. Snowboarders are also welcome to travel on snowshoes.
Intro to Backcountry Skiing/Snowboarding (max 4:1 ratio):
This course is designed to help those interested in learning more about the art of backcountry skiing and snowboarding. Participants will learn both uphill and downhill travel techniques. We will cover how to use backcountry ski/snowboard gear. Note: this course will briefly cover avalanche safety, but students are encouraged to take the BMI avalanche course in addition to learn more about this potentially life-threatening hazard in the backcountry.