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Fernie Back Country Basics – Skiers

$ 339.00

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Product Description

Backcountry Basics Backcountry Basics is a 2 day course introducing clients to the use of avalanche rescue equipment, ski touring equipment and uphill travel techniques, mountain environment awareness and ski improvement, all taking place in a safe, inbounds, avalanche controlled area (to be determined daily) . Clients will require lift tickets as the course will mainly utilize lift services to access many hidden areas throughout the resort, ideal for safe uphill travel and ski improvement. Potential clients should be min. Level 5 adventurous intermediates able to ski off-piste, who are inexperienced in uphill travel and the use of rescue equipment. This course will not give clients all the skills needed to travel in the backcountry alone, but prepare them for further courses offered through the Canadian Avalanche Center. (AST courses)

Course content

Day 1:

  • Proper equipment and correct fit.
  • Warm up, skiing with pack, ski improvement.
  • Discussion of terrain features with regards to avalanche awareness, safe travel routes, terrain traps, weather, etc.
  • Transceiver training and probe search.
  • Uphill ski tour. Start with probe search practice and transceiver recap. Depending on area selected and ability of group, plan for a 30-45 min. hike.
  • Discussion on the importance of nutrition and hydration.
  • Après ski and debrief

Day 2:

  • Warm up ski with ski improvement. Contact patrol to discuss best area for uphill travel.
  • Short boot hike or ski tour. Review from day 1 (transceivers, probes, terrain etc.).
  • Ski Tour in afternoon. Planning of route.
  • Après ski and debrief

Course dates: January 13 & 14, 2018 (Saturday & Sunday) February 10 & 11, 2018 (Saturday & Sunday) March 10 & 11, 2018 (Saturday & Sunday)

      9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. both days

 

Adult Skier Ability Levels
Level 1 This is your first time skiing.
Level 2 You ski cautiously in a wedge and find Green runs a challenge.
Level 3 You ski Green runs comfortably but would like more confidence.
Level 4 You cautiously link turns on Blue runs. Your skis are mostly parallel.
Level 5 You ski blue runs with confidence and want to challenge black runs and off piste.
Level 6 You are comfortable on all black runs and off piste but want to ski with more performance and confidence.
Adult Snowboard Ability Levels
Group 1 This is your first time snowboarding.
Group 2 You ride cautiously and find green runs a challenge
Group 3 You ride green runs comfortably but would like more confidence.
Group 4 You ride blue runs. You would like to learn some basic tricks and learn to ride switch.
Group 5 You ride blue and black runs with confidence. You would like to go to the rail park and ride the steeps.
Kids Ski Ability Levels
Level 1 This is your first time skiing.
Level 2 You’ve skied a couple of times but only on the easiest green runs.
Level 3 You ski green runs comfortably but would like more confidence.
Level 4 You ride the chairlift and ski green runs comfortably but would like more confidence.
Level 5 You ski blue runs with confidence and want to challenge black runs and off piste.
Level 6 You can comfortably ski most black runs and can ski off piste.
Kids Snowboard Ability Levels
Group 1 This is your first time snowboarding.
Group 2 You’ve snowboarded a couple of times but only on the easiest Green runs.
Group 3 You ride green runs comfortably but would like more confidence.
Group 4 You ride blue runs. You would like to learn some basic tricks and learn to ride switch.
Group 5 You ride blue and black runs with confidence. You would like to go to the rail park and ride the steeps.
NOTE: Helmet policy is now in place requiring all children under 13 taking a lesson must wear a helmet. Helmets are available for rent at Rental Shop or for sale at the Retail Shop.

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