Introduction to Backcountry Skiing Course

Ski trips suitable for those who have never toured before

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If you’ve never explored the Wasatch Mountain backcountry before, our introductory classics are the gateway for a new world of adventure!

Upcoming Dates

December to May

December: Sat December 5, Sun December 13, Fri December 18

January: Sat January 16, Sun January 24, Fri Jany 29

February: Sat February 6, Sun February 21, Fri February 26

March1: Sat March 6, Sun March 14, Friday Mar 19

April: Saturday April 10, Sunday April 18, Friday April 23

May: Saturday May 8, Sunday May 16, Friday May 21

If you’ve never explored the Wasatch Mountain backcountry before, our introductory classics are the gateway for a new world of adventure!

This introductory tour 1-day includes all the necessary instruction and tips on technique and fine-tuning as needed. The skiing features gentle rolling terrain suitable for people of all abilities, and with any luck, some of Utah’s famous powder. The runs on this exciting day will vary from lower angle tree skiing on low-visibility days, to easy summits. You will get our top pick of panoramic views and fabulous descents – but with the very shortest approach. These ski trips are suitable for those who have never toured before, and depending on conditions, take place in either Little or Big Cottonwood Canyons. 

An average day will include time for lunch, and approximately 1,500 – 2,500 feet of climbing over the course of six hours.

 

Trip Details:

  • Difficulty: No backcountry experience necessary; intermediate to advanced downhill ski ability and good fitness required
  • Meeting Time: Generally 8am
  • Meeting Location: Big or Little Cottonwood Park and Ride Lot, Alta or Brighton, depending on objective


What We Provide:

  • IFMGA ski and mountaineering guides
  • Avalanche beacon, shovel, probe and pack (if needed)


What You Need:

  • Alpine touring, telemark ski or split-snowboard equipment
  • Lunch, water and snacks
  • Review the equipment list
  • Lift Accessed Tours: cost of "single-ride lift ticket" is additional

 

Fixed Dates (further dates available on request):

  • December 2020: Saturday December 5, Sunday December 13, Friday December 18
  • January 2021: Saturday January 16, Sunday January 24, Friday January 29
  • February 2021: Saturday February 6, Sunday February 21, Friday February 26 
  • March 2021: Saturday March 6, Sunday March 14, Friday March 19
  • April 2021: Saturday April 10, Sunday April 18, Friday April 23 
  • May 2021: Saturday May 8, Sunday May 16, Friday May 21

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  • Cost

    $205 per person

  • Duration

    1 day course

  • Location

    Wasatch Range, Utah

  • Client/Guide

    4:1