During the four day progression the course instructors who are all professional, certified ski guides, will cover fundamental mountaineering skills such as: ice axe use, boot and ski crampon use, self arresting, anchor and belay rappel techniques, glacial travel, mixed climbing, steep skinning and downhill skiing techniques.
To maximize learning and give each student as much one-on-one time with the guide/instructor as possible we keep these courses small and limit the number of participants to four students. Course locations and chosen ski venues are dependent on snow and avalanche conditions at the time of the course, but will be loosely based out of the Crested Butte, Colorado backcountry.
Course may contain some additional costs such as snowcat ‘bumps’ to bigger terrain, overnight camping food, etc., if participants and instructors agree on the appropriateness of these options.
- Inclusions: professional ski guide, map, compass, first aid kit, rescue access and response if necessary
- Exclusions: personal gear, lodging*, food.
- A detailed packing list will be provided upon booking
- Hut-based course includes 2 nights lodging and breakfasts & dinners while at the hut
*Discount lodging available in town. Please inquire with our office