This course is the close cousin of our 17-and-over Backcountry Skiing course. The slightly shorter 12-day format allows for weekend travel for those who have limited time to be away from family or work.
Avalanche hazard assessment is just one of the skills you'll have in your backcountry toolbox after this course.
Photo: Pascal Beauvais
The course begins with the same great ski instruction at Grand Targhee Resort, and the first two backcountry nights are spent in a yurt—a semi-permanent soft-walled structure complete with a wood stove and an outhouse!
This allows participants to ease into the challenging winter environment and gain quick access to untracked powder skiing. After such relative luxury, the course moves further into the backcountry to build snow shelters, hone avalanche skills, and seek fresh powder.
Backcountry Skiing 23 and
23 and Older (Average age: 35)
December 30-January 10, 2013
February 10-February 21, 2013
March 3-March 14, 2013