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Backcountry Skiing 101

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Backcountry Skiing 101

SKU: BCski-101

Our most popular ski course is our first one in the series. This course will have you quickly making the transition from ski resort addict to backcountry junkie.

Cost includes backcountry ski equipment!


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  • Description

    Here it is, the beginning of the end of life as you know it. Imagine a whole new life. One of skiing without lift tickets, lift lines, parking woes, crowded cafeterias, and tracked out slopes. With your new found skills you will be able to travel in the mountains on skis equipped with modern ski touring gear that allows you to climb up steep snow slopes with ease yet still ski down with excellent downhill performance. Our backcountry ski instructors will help you figure out the nuances of the specialized equipment we use to access the goods.

    We offer this full day program in the Mammoth Lakes and June Mountain Areas 7 days per week with 24 hour advance booking.

    Cost is $225 per person for a full day of instruction and includes Alpine Touring ski rental with skins and poles, as well as pack, beacon, shovel, and probe.
    Best learn to backcountry deal in the Sierra!

    You must provide your own ski boots. Regular alpine boots will work, but we recommend a free touring AT boot. You can rent these at Kittredge Sports in Mammoth Lakes.

    Minimum of 2 skiers to run this program at this promotional price. See our custom ski programs page to book this or a similar program on a custom, private basis.

    Knowing before you go is a major part of having a safe and enjoyable trip in the backcountry. This course goes hand in hand with our AIARE 1 Avalanche Course. The two programs together make up a complete backcountry starter curriculum. Reserve a space today for this life-changing program. You will be amazed at where it can take you!

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