This four-day course will build on your previous backcountry skiing experience. You will ski a lot of vert in the Snoqualmie backcountry while learning in depth tour planning, route finding, gear management, terrain management, decision making, uphill and downhill movement skills, and much more from our professional ski guides. You will meet 2 consecutive weekends in February.
This four-day course will build on your previous backcountry ski touring experience. Snoqualmie Pass's rugged backcountry terrain, less than one hour from Seattle, offers the perfect training ground for this intensive course. Prior ski touring experience required, avalanche education is highly recommended.
Overall Difficulty Level: Moderate to difficult
Skills Required: Advanced skiing ability and prior ski touring experience
Fitness Level: Moderately Strenuous
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You should be at least a very solid intermediate skier with time spent on backcountry skis moving through a variety of terrain. We would recommend taking our 3-Day Ski Touring Course if you have not spent time ski touring before.
The course is movement based. Ski Touring principles are being explained and taught on the go and put into practical application instantly.
Well, ideally you will take both of them. The designs of these two courses are very complementary. That is why we offer a 10% discount to anyone who decides to sign-up for both of them. We do feel very strongly about the refined quality of the ski touring course - it is a real world course.
Although tipping is not a requirement it is considered standard practice in the guiding industry and is appreciated by our guides. We generally recommend roughly 10%-15% of your course or trip cost or a flat amount that you are comfortable with.