406-920-2808 & 866-535 (OWLS) 6957 The Boars Head Charlottesville, Virginia erik.henyon@owlsinc.com

Open Daily

Year Round

SKI MOUNTAINEERING

Fundamentals of ski mountaineering such as route finding, rope management, ridge climbing, and advanced ski travel skills. Requires adequate winter camping and backpacking skiing skills. Instruction will include land-management and wilderness ethics. Overnight Winter camping.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES AND TOPICS:

 

Avalanche hazard evaluation
Advanced Beacon Searches
Uphill skinning technique
Backcountry touring & route finding
Mountain weather & forecasting
Snow anchors
Emergency shelters

 

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

 

High level of fitness
Strong-intermediate skier
Trekking/backpacking experience
Basic rope skills

WELCOME TO OWLS ADVENTURES

4 Days Includes Exam!

18 and over

Tuition : $720.00

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Sawtooth National Forest, Idaho

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