Private Intro to Backcountry Clinic w/ half-day private guided instructional tour
This is a brief introduction to alpine touring and splitboarding equipment and its safe application in the backcountry, followed by a half-day instructional guided tour.
The clinic mirrors our Saturday intro to Backcountry Clinics, coupled with a private guided half-day instructional tour for a package rate.
We’ll cover the basics of the equipment and how to properly and efficiently use it, including climbing skins, touring bindings, boots, and skis. We’ll also cover the basics of backcountry travel, safety, and other necessary and useful equipment – to include preparation, layering, route selection, snow safety, and general environmental awareness.
The class will begin at the Nordic Center for an indoor discussion and brief intro, and then head outside for on-snow instruction that will include a short skin and small descent on mild terrain near the base of the Nordic trails. When coupled with a half-day instructional tour, the class will need to begin by 9:30 am to allow time for a tour in the afternoon.
- Adam DesLauriers