Intro to Backcountry Tour (+)

The Aim of the Intro to Back Country tour is to get you familiar with and out using all your equipment.  During the day we will cover, planning, terrain selection, skinning techniques, and emergency management. You’ll get some fresh turns, lunch away from the crowds and an intro into how to safely get out beyond the ropes.

The intro to BC tour covers a lot of information and the tour date will focus a lot on the theory and skills aspects of getting in to the Backcountry, and a little less on the riding side of things.

The intro to BC + is an additional day, and will focus on riding lines and earning turns, (less theory, more riding) whilst consolidating your knowledge base. (this extra day is not necessary but an addition and the chance to spend another day with your guides in the BC)

 

Topics Covered 

Planning and preparing for a BC trips

Avalanche safety equipment and its use

Equipment carried and their uses

Skinning techniques

Kick Turns

Defensive ski techniques in the BC

 

General Outline

Meetup

Gear check

Safety and planning discussion 

Route overview and terrain selection

Avalanche safety awareness and gear check

Skinning and kick turns practice

Snack

The search for fresh lines

Lunch

Ski home

Debrief

 

Administration

8:30- 1530

0830 Meet up at Transit Lounge (Corral Carpark).

Equipment list

***Please Bring all relevant personal medication required and inform guides of special circumstances.***

Skill Required

Intermediate to advanced skier/Boarder. (See rider level required in FAQ’s)

Good to very good level of fitness (see am I fit enough in FAQ’s)

Group Size

1-12

Guide ratio 1:6

Cost

$275 per person (intro to BC tour)

$530 intro to BC tour + (2 days)   

**For people wishing to join only the second day of the tour the cost for the day is $275.

***For participants who have previously completed the Intro to BC tour, they can purchase the second day for the discounted $255