This is a hands on intro course designed to cover the basic gear and techniques associated with backcountry skiing and splitboarding. We will demonstrate how to plan and execute a ski tour based on the avalanche forecast and current conditions.
Skills and Learning Outcomes Covered:
Appropriate backcountry gear-clothing, ski equipment, splitboard, packs.
Use of avalanche rescue gear-tranceiver, probe, and shovel.
How to read and intrepret the local avalanche bulletin
How to identify avalanche terrain
Avalanche instability red flags
Uphill travel techniques with climbing skins
Downhill skiing and splitboarding techniques in backcountry terrain.
Course price includes use of avalanche rescue gear (pack, beacon, probe, shovel). Backcountry ski gear rentals available through our shop-Tahoe Mountain Sports-at a discounted TMS rate.
|Intro to BC Skiing||$ 149.00|