Backcountry Skills Workshops – 1 day course
The backcountry skills workshops are running all winter long. A buffet of every skill from map and compass to steep couloir skiing. Take 1 or all of them.
Our goal with these short workshops is to give skiers the opportunities to learn new skills and continually progress throughout the season; without having the time commitment and financial burden of some more traditional backcountry ski courses.
All workshops will be 1 day long based in the Whistler BC area and lead by a local ACMG or IFMGA guide. These courses will assume a basic level of experience. AST 1 or equivalent experience is necessary.
Beginner to Advanced. Good fitness is required as you can expect to travel uphill on skis 2000 – 7000ft (depending on fitness). AST 1 or equivalent experience is necessary. For advanced workshops please let us your previous ski and backcountry experience prior to signing up.
2016/2017 Dates + Workshops
Crevasse Rescue for skiers
Companion Rescue – Half day $50
Early season snowpack observations/tests and analysis
Intro Split Boarding
Whiteout navigation/Map and compass
Glacier travel (up and down)
Ski Mountaineering 101
Steep skiing/Big Mountain
$120 – 1 day workshop
* Please note that if applicable a backcountry pass will need to be purchased for workshops which take place in the Whistler/Blackcomb Mountain Backcountry. Tickets are available for $56