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Wasatch Mountain Range

Backcountry Skiing 101 in Wasatch

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1 - 5 people

Welcome to Utah! The Wasatch Mountains provide and excellent backdrop for outdoor adventures. The elevation is choice, the snowfall is plentiful and our guides are ready to introduce you to all Utah and the backcountry have to offer.

Say goodbye to lift lines and crowds and let us guide you through untracked, backcountry powder and teach you about ski touring. With fewer crowds and thousands of vertical feet to explore, your winter months just got more exciting! Learn what it takes to make it up the slope and how to make the right decisions when going back down.

What you'll learn
  • How to prepare and plan for a tour
  • What to wear and what to bring
  • How to understand an avalanche forecast
  • How to identify avalanche terrain
  • The basics of route selection/terrain features
  • Basic skinning techniques and setting skin tracks
  • How to be efficient with transitions to and from uphill-downhill
  • Introduction to avalanche safety equipment and rescue
After this class you'll
  • Be more confident and comfortable with your knowledge and understanding of the backcountry
  • Have skied in some beautiful, gorgeous powder
  • Be ready to try the next step, like preparing your own backcountry trip
  • Never want to wait for a lift line again

Want to further improve your skills and techniques? Check out our "Backcountry Skiing 202 at Wasatch" class!

Prerequisites for backcountry skiing

All participants need to be competent and comfortable skiers on variable packed snow and untouched terrain. The skiing is a ton of fun, but it demands some experience.

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