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Introduction To Alpine TouringSM

At the top, ready to ski!

Students Per Instructor: 1, 2 or 3
Course Length: 2 Days (approx. 8 hours per day)
Seasons Offered: Winter
Alpine Mastery Method: Ski Mastery - Level I
Prerequisites: None

Course Cost:
Booked through
Private Instruction
One student per instructor: $800
Two students per instructor: $500/person
Three students per instructor: $400/person

Course Summary: This course teaches skiing techniques using alpine touring gear for ski descents in the backcountry.


Course Description:
On radical terrain and demanding snow conditions lightweight nordic equipment becomes very difficult to use effectively. The additional support of alpine touring equipment can allow skiers to enjoy descents that would otherwise be too difficult.

The first day’s objective will be to evaluate your alpine skiing technique, make whatever adjustments might be required, then adapt your skiing to conditions we encounter in the backcountry. We’ll also cover the use of climbing skins and ski trip planning.

Our goal for the second day will be to climb and ski one of the open slide tracks, streambeds or glades in the area. We'll select our objective based upon snow conditions, your skill and many other factors.

This course is for advanced/expert skiers who can comfortably ski “most difficult” trails at an alpine (downhill) ski area. Good fitness and appropriate equipment are also required.

Skiing with randonée equipment

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