Course Descriptions

PE185OT :  Snowboard and Ski: Backcountry Safety Skills

This course is designed for students interested in learning the basics of backcountry snowboarding and skiing. Students learn about the design and operation of backcountry skis, boots and bindings, as well as splitboards. Instruction focuses on adapting the basic skills necessary to transfer lift-service skills to backcountry environments. Reading and employing appropriate approaches for varied terrain and snow conditions are included. This course also covers in-field application of backcountry travel safety techniques which include winter trip preparation and avalanche avoidance.
Prerequisite: PE185SB or instructor consent. Students enrolling in this class should have previous skiing or snowboarding experience.
Credit Hours: 1
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