» Posted on Jan 11, 2018

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. We will cover different touring equipment (skis, skins, bindings, boots, poles), terrain and route selection, how to set an efficient skin track, backcountry travel techniques, efficient transitions from tour to ski, and more.

The class will meet on two days: one night session during the week to cover concepts and plan a tour, and one day long backcountry tour.


  • Participants must be comfortable skiing “blue” runs inbounds in variable snow conditions (powder, hardpack, ice, crust)
  • Alpine Touring, tele, or splitboard gear (owned or rented)
  • Avalanche gear: beacon, shovel, probe (owned or rented)

Course Information

  • Lecture: Monday, February 5th @ 6:30 pm
    • Location: Boeing 2-22 Building
  • Outing: Saturday, February 10th
    • Location: TBD
  • Cost: $35
  • Applications Due: January 31st
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