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Intro to Ski Touring


  • Revelstoke Mountain Resort Revelstoke, BC (map)

Have you never ski toured but consider yourself an advanced or expert downhill skier? If so, this is the perfect course for you. This two day camp will be based from the Revelstoke Mountain Resort slackcountry. You will learn about equipment, touring techniques and terrain management with one of our talented ACMG guides.

The small group and hands-on instruction will give you plenty of opportunity to feel more comfortable and confident in the backcountry. All participants must come with their own packed lunch, backcountry skis, boots and skins, as well as a backpack that includes an avalanche transceiver, probe and shovel. It’s absolutely okay if you have never been touring before or never put on skins; that’s what we're here for and we can't wait to help you get out there!

It is mandatory that participants are confident with their downhill skiing ability (advanced or expert) to ensure you get the most instruction possible out of the camp. If you feel like your skiing might not be quite at the advanced or expert level just yet, check out our resort camp offerings.

Does this sound like you?

  • Expert or advanced downhill skier on/off piste

  • Comfortable in terrain with trees

  • Have never ski toured before (okay, maybe once)

  • Want to learn the in’s and out’s of using a beacon, shovel, probe

  • Keen to increase backcountry knowledge


Schedule

Here’s what the two days will look like.

Day 1 - February 19th

7:45am - 8:00am Registration in the RMR Village
8:00am - 8:30am Group introductions and outline of the day
8:30am Load gondola and head out into the backcountry off the resort
GOALS for Day 1:

  • Learn how to use transceiver, shovel, probe

  • Gear overview

  • Avalanche scenario

  • Basics of snowpack

  • Touring travel

  • Shredding

4:00pm Debrief and make a plan for tomorrow

Day 2 - February 20th
8:00am Meet in RMR Village, chat over day plan
8:30am Load gondola and head out into the backcountry off the resort
GOALS for Day 2:

  • Create route plan for a day of backcountry skiing

  • Skin and ski

  • Talk about terrain

4:00pm Debrief and prize giveaway! Because who doesn’t like prizes?!


This camp includes:

  • ACMG Guiding

  • Personalized and professional coaching

  • Backcountry education and insider tips and tricks

  • The chance to win some awesome goodies at our prize giveaway

Price

Camp only $255 plus tax

Camp plus lift tickets $364

Earlier Event: February 18
Expert Ski Tour
Later Event: February 22
Guides Course