2017 Waterfall Ice Seminar
The season for waterfall ice climbing is here and it’s been a great one so far. If you’ve seen all your friends’ posts online and want to learn how you too can climb frozen waterfalls, the waterfall ice seminar is just for you. This will be a two day course focusing on high angle ice climbing technique and becoming familiar with the process of leading and following an ice route. This class builds on the “Alpine Ice Seminar” but the only prerequisite is the Basic Climbing Class or equivalent skills.
The seminar is being held February 4th thru 5th in Lillooet, B.C. Find out more of the details and sign up on the Ice Seminar page.
2017 Backcountry Ski Seminar
The BOEALPS Backcountry Ski Seminar is back!
Snow is falling in the mountains and it’s time to get stoked on skiing. If you’ve been thinking about ditching the resort and searching for untracked pow in the backcountry, this class is for you! This seminar is aimed at giving the new backcountry skier all of the skills and knowledge they need in order to plan and carry out their own ski tours.
The class will meet on two days: one night session on Monday, January 23rd, and one day long backcountry tour on Saturday, January 28th.Course Information and Application
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2017 Basic Climbing Class
The BOEALPS Basic Climbing Class (BCC) is a great opportunity to learn the skills that are necessary for basic competence in alpine travel. This course covers at an introductory level everything from proper clothing and route finding to crevasse rescue and glacier travel. If you are new to the outdoors or have outdoor experience but lack the training to go with it, then this course is a must for you!
Class sessions are held on Wednesday evenings, with one-day weekend outings (either Saturday or Sunday) from Mid Feb through June. Note that two full weekend outings are also scheduled during the class (snow camping and graduation climb).
2017 Baker Backcountry Weekend
2017 Baker Backcountry Ski Weekend is now open for reservations and our snow pack is off to an good start!
We call it a backcountry ski weekend but anyone can come no matter what your winter activity of choice is. There are plenty of touring and snowshoeing options from beginner to advanced and the ski area is an option for anyone without AT gear. If you need help finding partners let me know and I’ll try to coordinate.
When: Jan 20th – Jan 22nd, 2017
Where: Glacier, WA
Cost: Members $100, Non-Members $105
Register and Pay(Form and CC payment)
Other important info:
Please be aware that the lodge only has queen beds and priority goes to anyone that doubles up. Group food will depend on how many people sign up due to the pricing structure of the lodge. The goal is to provide breakfast and dinner on Saturday.
This is a great opportunity to take the AAIRE Level 1 Avalanche Course offered by the American Alpine Institute. It consists of a classroom session all day Friday in Bellingham then two field days Sat and Sun at the Mt. Baker Ski Area.
Cancellation Policy: You can cancel before Jan 5th and receive a guaranteed refund.