*2020/2021 Dates TBD - Please call for further information
Join Cripple Creek Backcountry for a monthly backcountry skill-building session. This guided half-day experience is to bridge the gap from resort skiing to safe and fun backcountry travel. We will begin with a tour in ungroomed backcountry terrain focused on moving slowly while we discuss fundamental concepts for both learning about gear and moving safely through mountains in Colorado. This is a great chance for skiers of all levels to develop their skills such as setting the perfect skin track, kick turning efficiently, practicing safe terrain selection and route-finding while simultaneously learning proper use of ski touring equipment and tricks to have an enjoyable day in the backcountry.
We will meet in the morning at our Aspen Highlands location and go out to one of the amazing locations in the Aspen Valley based on conditions for that week.
The $100 fee is to cover the expenses for the guides. We will have gear for the event available for pickup and any of our shops in Carbondale, Vail, Highlands or Aspen. And we will be renting it out half the normal rate to help introduce people to the sport in a safe and controlled environment.
The Intro course was great. They were very adaptive to different levels and had a ton of insight and tips.
Scott was great. Learn a lot and had a ton of fun.