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Trip Information
Name: Introduction to Backcountry Skiing
Starts: Sat Jan 25, 2020
Meetup: Meeting around 6am, location TBD (decided a few days before the course)
Return: Sat Jan 25, 2020

Registration opens: Sun Jan 26, 2020
Event category: Instructional Program
Difficulty grade: B2  [?]
For members only: Yes
Screening used: Yes
Max participants: 10

Organizer: Lisa Quattrocchi
Profile info:
Trip Planning Questions

Do you have your own equipment or will you be renting? ***If renting, reserve your gear prior to paying for this course***

Will you be using alpine touring gear, telemark skis, or a split board?

Do you have a vehicle with winter tires that you would be willing to drive to our destination?

Including yourself and all the skis and gear, how many people can you accommodate in your vehicle?

Is your emergency contact information up to date? To do this, click "My Account" in the top right corner of this screen, then select "Edit Emergency Contact" under "Manage My Account" on the left hand side.

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Participant Information

If you are an intermediate skier who can ski 'blue' (intermediate) runs in bounds and want to try backcountry skiing, this trip is for you!

Course fee $35

Topics Covered

  • Ski gear and how to use it

  • Route planning and route finding

  • How to dress to stay comfortable

  • Skin up technique

  • Decision making and group dynamics

  • Staying found and sound

  • Answers to any other questions that you may have

Click here for gear list

Participants must also attend pre-trip information session at
Arc'teryx Downtown Vancouver on January 9th, from 7PM to 9:30PM.


  • Go to the ski hill at least once before the course so it is not your first time on skis this season!

  • It should be a full day and we will return to the city late Saturday evening

  • The dates and instructors are subject to change as we get closer to the course date

  • This is not an avalanche course and no previous avalanche training is required; your next step is to take the Avalanche Skills Training course (AST 1)

  • If you are renting equipment, be sure to book your gear prior to paying for the course


On-line Registration process

  1. When you are logged into the website, click on “Join this trip”

  2. Your name is automatically placed on the Request List

  3. You will receive an email notification when the organizer approves your registration and your name is placed on the Waiting List

  4. Click on the “Pay Now” button which should now be visible on the course description page (you must be logged in)

  5. When your payment has been received, your name will be placed on the Confirmed List and a confirmation email will be sent

  6. Add your name to the Pre-trip Information Session

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