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2021 – Intro to Backcountry Skiing & Splitboarding | Whistler

2021 – Intro to Backcountry Skiing & Splitboarding | Whistler

 // 11 December 2021

Are you just starting out?

Les Chevres partnered with The Women Backcountry Series and MSAA to offer you an all-women Intro to Backcountry Course. A friendly space to ask all of your questions and learn with and from other women.


This one-day course is designed to introduce you to the gear and the basic skills you will need to begin to explore the backcountry. No backcountry experience is required however you should be confident skiing ungroomed blue/intermediate runs. This is a fun and educational day in the backcountry adjacent to Whistler Blackcomb. We are adding a Les Chevres’ touch for a friendly atmosphere -healthy snacks, our classic Apres post course and gifts from our partners. 

Skills you will be introduced to:

  • Basic avalanche rescue
  • Terrain analysis
  • Track setting
  • Uphill and downhill skiing technique
  • Route finding
  • Tree skiing 
  • Trip planning. 

We spend a full day skiing and riding while covering uphill and downhill skills in powder, equipment use and safety awareness.

Course Includes 

  • Certified Instructor
  • 1x snack 
  • Apres at Hunter Gather
  • Gifts and giveaways from our partners
  • Discounts for rentals at Escape Route and EVO in Whistler

Exclusions:

  • Lift tickets(If you do not have a season pass or Epic Pass or Edge Card, you can purchase a backcountry ticket from MSAA for $59)
  • Backcountry Equipment (Discount for Rental will be sent via the confirmation email)
  • Lunch & Beverages

TO BUY A TICKET, CLICK ON THIS LINK 

https://mountainskillsacademy.rezdy.com/465526/les-chevres-intro-to-backcountry-skiing-and-splitboarding

Organizers : MSAA

Photographer: Daniel O’Keefe


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Escape Route Alpine Demo Centre
4433 Sundial Pl #7
Whistler, British Colombia V8E 1G7 Canada
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SCHEDULE

8:15am – 4:30pm
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MATERIAL

If you require rentals or need to purchase equipment, we have teamed up with the experts at EVO and the Escape Route Alpine Demo Centre. A link will be sent via the confirmation email.

  • Touring skis / splitboard and skins
  • Avalanche safety equipment (transceiver, shovel, probe)
  • Ski / snowboard boots (your regular boots will work with the touring bindings)
  • Poles
  • Lift pass (If you do not have a season pass or Epic Pass or Edge Card, you can purchase a backcountry ticket from MSAA for $59)
  • Weatherproof shell jacket and pants – dress for a day in the alpine
  • Warm layers (fleece or puffy jacket)
  • Thermal under layer
  • Gloves
  • Winter hat/toque
  • Helmet
  • Goggles and/or sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Water (1 litre)
  • Lunch and snacks
Camille-Alexie Chalifoux Camille-Alexie Chalifoux BC coordinator
Gabrielle Racine Gabrielle Racine Coordonnatrice Colombie-Britannique \\ BC coordinator