Fri, Sep 29|
New to Backcountry Info Session (Part 1 - Resort to Backcountry Program) September
An evening classroom information session, covering backcountry skiing, splitboarding, and avalanche safety gear
Time & Location
Sep 29, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Gearhouse, 800 E Thomas St, Seattle, WA 98102, USA
About the event
About the Resort to Backcountry Program
Let’s get you backcountry skiing safely and confidently!
Join our incremental, step-by-step plan to go from a resort skier to a backcountry rider, and make backcountry buddies along the way.
Our system is designed to be low-commitment (choose which parts you want to do and at what pace), allowing you to progress as far as you feel comfortable or jump in at the level you feel best suits your needs. All backcountry gear available for rent too!
Parts 1-3 will get you to a level that you can confidently join any avalanche trained person in the backcountry! This is great stopping point for anyone’s first backcountry season, or you can keep on trucking through parts 4 and 5!
Parts 5 will get you avalanche trained and able to go out with anyone that has toured before!
Part 1 - What is Backcountry and Learn the Gear
What to Expect:
Join a free evening class with other resort riders interested in heading into the backcountry. You'll learn more about the experience of backcountry, get hands-on with the backcountry ski and splitboard set-ups, and play with the required avalanche saftey gear. You'll leave knowing if backcountry is for you, and with next steps to get you out there.
What You'll Learn:
Join an evening class with other resort riders curious about heading into the backcountry. You'll learn more about the experience of backcountry, get hands-on with backcountry ski and splitboard set-ups, and play with the required avalanche safety gear. You'll leave knowing if backcountry is for you, and with next steps to get you out there.
What You'll Learn:
- Discussion of what backcountry riding is and is not
- Instruction and assembling backcountry skis and splitboards
- An introduction to avalanche awareness (and why they don’t have to be scary!)
- Instruction of avalanche safety gear and practice with beacons
- Thorough Q&A of your burning questions
- Personalized advice on next steps to progress to backcountry skiing and riding