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Max group size: 4-6

Sidecountry Lift Pass & AT skis or splitboard, climbing skins, pack, avalanche transceiver, probe and shovel. Note: Bring your own alpine ski boots and ski poles.

Operating under Special Use Permit, Tahoe National Forest.

ASI Backcountry Adventure Center

Sidecountry Camp     3 Day
AT, Telemark or Splitboard

This midweek program combines our SIDECOUNTRY, AIARE Avalanche Awareness and Anderson Ridge Tour providing 3 excellent days packed with ASI's tradition of educational ideals and lots of great skiing. We will breakdown and divide the components of our AIARE Avalanche Awareness course into the first 2 days of the camp, along with amazing sidecountry skiing. The third day, we'll apply all skills while experiencing the best skiing we possibly can along the Anderson Ridge.

Combine this course with a stay at The Lodge at Sugar Bowl for a complete Sidecountry Getaway.

Cost: $549
Have your own Lift Pass? Subtract $40
Midweek Lodging from $149

Jan 6-8, 2010  (Wed-Fri)

Skills covered will include:
  • Interpreting the Avalanche Bulletin
  • Assessing group members' experience and ability
  • Planning and preparation for backcountry travel
  • Ski gear selection
  • Personal gear items
  • Avalanche transceiver, probe and shovel
  • Group gear for the backcountry
  • Uphill touring technique with climbing skins
  • Downhill skiing in ungroomed backcountry conditions
  • Hazard recognition and avoidance
  • Uphill and downhill travel techniques
  • Hydration and nutrition
  • Environmental awareness
  • Skiing as a small team with a guide

This program requires advanced skiing skills for skiers ready to link turns in the fall-line in ungroomed snow conditions. Skiers and riders need to be in at least very good physical condition ready for properly paced uphills with climbing skins.

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