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Backcountry Ski Week in Rocky Mountain National Park

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Backcountry Ski Week - 5 Days

This week-long trip is designed for backcountry skiers or boarders with some experience and avalanche training who want to take their abilities to the next level on a fun trip.

Itinerary:
 
Day 1:  8am meet and pack for the week.  Depart trailhead, ski into basecamp at 10,000'.
 
Day 2-4:  Ascend and descent numerous slopes and peaks up to 13,000' based on the avalanche danger and snow conditions.
 
Day 5:  Ski descents in morning, return to trailhead by 4pm.

 


Skills covered include:

  • Skiing techniques for all snow conditions.
  • Uphill skinning efficiency.
  • Snow camping and backcountry cuisine.
  • Route finding and navigation.
  • Group avalanche rescue techniques.
  • Tour planning and emergency management.
  • Uphill tracksetting techniques.
  • Avalanche hazard awareness and risk management techniques.
  • Group management and decision-making practices.

Backcountry boarding in RMNP,  CO.

This five-day seminar takes place entirely in the backcountry of Rocky Mountain National Park.

A Level 1 Avalanche Course precededs this trip from March 22-24th, combine both L1 and this trip for an 8 day experience and receive 10% discount ($120 off).

Splitboards, Tele, and AT are all welcome to join the fun!

All ski seminars are lead by an AMGA Aspirant or Certified Ski Mountaineering Guide w/ Level 3 Avalanche Certification.

 

Seminar Length: 5 days

Price: $850

Location: Rocky Mountain National Park

Meets: Estes Park Mountain Shop, 8am

2014 Dates:

March 10-14  Deep Powder Camp

May 26-30  Corn Harvest Backcountry Camp

 

Skiing equipment, transportation, and food are not included in this fee.

Avalanche rescue equipment, group camping gear, and the services of an AMGA certified Ski Mountaineering Guide are provided.


Please call with questions or to book your next avalanche or ski outing:

970.744.4898

or contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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ClimbingLife Guides is an authorized permittee of Rocky Mountain National Park and Denali National Park and Preserve.

 

For more information on backcountry skiing in Rocky Mountain National Park,

please visit our website:

 

www.climbinglife.com

 

 

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